Aerial view of the River Clyde in Glasgow with Science City, other buildings, and bridges

Edinburgh to Glasgow Train Tickets

Book Cheap Train Tickets From Edinburgh to Glasgow

Glasgow and Edinburgh are two cities well worth visiting on your travels to the UK, with plenty of culture and numerous attractions. Scotrail operates Glasgow trains from Edinburgh Waverley Station, taking as little as 44 minutes with fewer direct services running to Glasgow Central Station. Many places are worth visiting, including Glasgow Cathedral, George Square, and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. If you prefer to travel to Glasgow first before heading to Edinburgh Waverley, you can also take the train to Glasgow from London Kings Cross, operated by London North Eastern Railway. Search with us to find the cheapest train tickets from Edinburgh Waverley.

Traveling From Edinburgh to Glasgow by Train

Departure Station

Edinburgh Waverley

Arrival Station

Glasgow Queen St.


42 Miles (67 Kilometres)

First Train


Last Train


Fastest Journey Time

44 Minutes

Avg. Journey Time

1 Hour 9 Minutes


76 Trains per day



Edinburgh to Glasgow Route

Trains to Glasgow from Edinburgh Waverley travel on either the Edinburgh Waverley - Glasgow Via Falkirk Line or the North Clyde Line without the need to change trains, and ScotRail operates all services. Glasgow Queen St. Station has 9 platforms and is the 26th busiest station in the UK, serving 8.5 million passengers in 2021/22. Direct trains run between Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Queen Street around every 15 minutes, covering 42 miles/67 kilometers. Trains to Glasgow leave from 05:00 in the morning.

While in Scotland, there are many other destinations worth visiting, including Aberdeen, Dundee, and Inverness.

Train Companies

Scotrail operates all trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow on the North Clyde Line and the Edinburgh - Glasgow Via Falkirk Line. Scotrail offers first class with comfortable seating as well as standard class.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a direct train from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

There is a regular direct train from Edinburgh to Glasgow, which leaves from Edinburgh Waverley and arrives at Glasgow Queen St.

What are the Edinburgh to Glasgow train times and schedule?

You can find the Edinburgh to Glasgow train times and schedule by searching for your journey with Split My Fare. There are about 76 trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow daily.

How far is a train journey from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

The train journey from Edinburgh to Glasgow is 42 miles/67 Kilometres on either the North Clyde Line or Edinburgh - Glasgow via Falkirk Line.

When should you book your train tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

You should book your train tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow as far in advance as possible to save money. Operators usually release advance tickets up to 12 weeks in advance.

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