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Trains Glasgow to Edinburgh: Times, Prices and Tickets

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What's the best way to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How much does it cost to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train?

The prices for train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh will cost 71.37 RM. The average train ticket price is approximately 113.24 RM. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

Glasgow to Edinburgh by train

Best price 103.23 RM
Journey duration 1 h 10 min
Connections per day 10
First departure 12:37
Last departure 21:21
Distance 67 km
Departure Glasgow
Arrival Edinburgh
Carriers Nationalrail, ScotRail, London North Eastern Railway, CrossCountry, Cross country

Ticket price Glasgow - Edinburgh every day

10.35 RM
In 2 days
26.46 RM
In 3 days
In 4 days
In 5 days
108.98 RM
33.48 RM
In 6 days

Route Summary by Train

Minimum price
71.37 RM
Maximum price
53,026.29 RM

Glasgow - Edinburgh


Best prices for the month

Cheapest tickets for

By Train

105 RM

Sunday, October 2nd 2022
Edynburg Waverley - Glasgow Queen Street
12:30 - 13:19
CO2: 0.19kg
By Bus

10 RM

Saturday, October 1st 2022
Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station - Edinburgh Bus Station
21:00 - 22:13
1h 13min
CO2: 2.35kg

How long does it take to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train?

The journey between Glasgow and Edinburgh runs for about 67 km and usually takes approximately 1 h 9 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 23 min. If you are trying to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

What time are the first and last departures from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Glasgow at 07:50, and the last departure will leave at 21:21. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Glasgow to Edinburgh can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

When traveling from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train, which stations can I use?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Glasgow and Edinburgh. You can start your journey in Glasgow at stations such as High Street (Glasgow), Glasgow Queen Street [ GLQ ], Glasgow Central [ GLC ], Glasgow Central, Charing Cross (Glasgow), Glasgow Queen Street, Edynburg Waverley and Edinburgh Waverley. These connect to stations including Edinburgh, Edinburgh [ EDB ], Edinburgh Park, Linlithgow, Glasgow Central, Edynburg Waverley, Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh Waverley in Edinburgh. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

How many daily journeys are there from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

The route from Glasgow to Edinburgh is served by providers including Nationalrail, ScotRail, London North Eastern Railway, CrossCountry and Cross country. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 59 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Glasgow 11 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Glasgow to Edinburgh, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 11 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 0 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors.


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