Trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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Fri 23 Feb

18:30 19:18
£13
00:48 hrs

Sat 24 Feb

08:00 08:52
£13
00:52 hrs

Sun 25 Feb

08:30 09:25
£13
00:55 hrs

Mon 26 Feb

09:15 10:07
£13
00:52 hrs

Tue 27 Feb

09:15 10:07
£13
00:52 hrs

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Glasgow to Edinburgh Train Information

Avg. Train Duration53m
Trains arrive inEdinburgh
Trains depart fromGlasgow
Train Ticket Price£ 13.17
Distance67 km
Train Companies
  • Scotrail

What train companies travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

What's on board Cross Country trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Cross Country trains?

    CrossCountry offers Anytime, Off-Peak, Advance, Plusbus, and Season fares. CrossCountry also offers First Class and Standard Class tickets.


    Advance


    Valid on the time and date shown on ticket.


    Advance 1st Single


    Seat reservations are required.


    This ticket is valid for the date and time shown on your reservation. Please note that not all trains offer first class facilities and this fare does not guarantee that first class accommodation will be available on all legs of the journey for which it is purchased. Ticket is subject to availability.


    Anytime


    No Seat Reservations


    Off-peak


    Outward or single: Restricted to off peak trains, times and routes on the date shown on ticket. Return: Restricted to off peak trains, times and routes, validity may vary but generally valid for one calendar month of the outward.


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Valid for off peak trains, times, and routes on the date shown on the ticket. First class facilities cannot be guaranteed without a reservation for all journey legs, please check availability before you book.


    Super Off-peak


    Outward or single: Restricted to super off peak trains, times and routes on the date shown on ticket. Return: Restricted to super off peak trains, times and routes, validity may vary but generally valid for one calendar month of the outward.


    Anytime


    Outward or Single: Valid for travel any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Return: Valid for travel any time shown on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy.


    1st Class


    Can be used on any train at any time on the date and route shown on the ticket. Please note, not all trains offer first class facilities and this ticket does not guarantee their availability on the service you travel on.


    No, children under 5 years old do not need a ticket on CrossCountry trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. A child's ticket should be purchased if a seat is needed.


    No check-in is required for CrossCountry trains.


    National Rail's 16-25 Railcard, Two Together Railcard, Family & Friends Railcard, Senior Railcard, and Disabled Persons Railcard entitle passengers to discounted tickets on CrossCountry trains.


    When booking through Raileasy, all passengers must each possess a railcard in order to receive the reduced fare.


    You will need to make a separate booking for any passengers in your group who don't own a railcard. You will be liable to pay a fine if you purchase railcard discount tickets without the sufficient number of railcards to cover all passengers.


    Advance


    Ticket non-refundable, but amendable for £10 fee within 28 days of departure via our cancellation page.


    Off-peak


    Restricted to off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


    Super Off-peak


    Restricted to super off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Anytime


    Valid at any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    1st Class


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


What's on board Scotrail trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Scotrail trains?

    No, children under 5 years old do not need a ticket on Scotrail trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. A child's ticket should be purchased if a seat is needed.


    No check-in is required for Scotrail trains.


Trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh

The earliest trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh leave before 6:00 a.m. from Queen Street station and arrive in Waverly station. The journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes between 49 minutes and 1h10, with an average time of 52 minutes. The majority of these journeys from Glasgow to Edinburgh are direct, with short changes on about one-third of them. There are between 6 - 8 trains an hour in the earlier part of the day, with the service reducing to two or three trains per hour by the afternoon. The final train to from Glasgow to Edinburgh leaves Queen Street just before midnight.

 

Which train providers go from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

Trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh are operated by ScotRail, CrossCountry, and Virgin Trains East Coast.

How long is the train from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

Glasgow to Edinburgh trains depart from early in the morning until late evening and have an average journey time of 49 minutes to 1h10. A night train from Glasgow to Edinburgh operated by Virgin Trains East Coast which departs Glasgow at 11:51 p.m. is also available. This train takes approximately 6½ hours in journey time and requires a transfer in Cumbernauld and Falkirk Grahamston.

When are the first and last trains of the day from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

The first trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh departs from Glasgow Queen Street train station at 11:30 a.m. while the last train leaves Glasgow at 11:38 p.m. There are also two Glasgow to Edinburgh trains which depart from Glasgow Central train station in the early morning at 6:00 a.m. and 6:50 a.m. These trains are operated by CrossCountry and Virgin Trains East Coast, respectively.

Where do trains depart from and arrive to?

Most Glasgow to Edinburgh trains depart from Glasgow's Queen Street train station and arrive at Edinburgh's Waverly train station. However, later some early morning trains operated by CrossCountry and Virgin Trains East Coast depart from Glasgow's Central train station before arriving at Waverley.

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  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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