Trains Edinburgh to Glasgow

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  • Fastest journey is 39 minutes
  • About 276 trains per day from Edinburgh to Glasgow
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Facts

Trains Glasgow <> Edinburgh  

Booking horizon  approx. 12 weeks
Duration 0h39
Distance  47 miles
Direct trains Direct
First train Glasgow 05h41
Last train Glasgow 23h48
First train Edinburgh 05h40
Last train Edinburgh 21h00
Trains per day 276
Train company ScotRail / Cross Country
Station Glasgow Glasgow Central / Glasgow Queen Street
Station Edinburgh Edinburgh Waverley

Timetable

Train times - Use our journey planner to find all trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow

The first train leaves at 05h40 from Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Central, the last train leaves at 21h00. The journey time is 39 minutes between the two cities. Each day around 276 trains run between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Here, at HappyRail, you can buy all cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow!

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2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Seat reservations are optional
  • At-seat catering is available on most trains 
  • Free wifi 

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Light meals and snacks are included 
  • Reclining seats
  • Solo seats 
  • Seat reservations are included if you buy online 
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power sockets at all seats 
  • Free wifi 
  • Newspaper and magazines

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Glasgow Central - Info

Railway Station Glasgow

Glasgow Central is the name of the main station of Glasgow.

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday - Friday 05:30 - 21:30
  • Saturday 05:30 - 21:30
  • Sunday 09:15 - 21:30

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, NCP Long Stay Car Park at Oswald Street
  • First class Lounge: yes
  • Left luggage: yes. Baggage Storage (Lockers). Located on Platform 1. Mon - Sat 06:00 - 2359. Sun 07:00 - 23:59.

To the city centre

  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes
  • Tram: - 
  • Bus: 15 minutes 
  • Taxi: yes, www.traintaxi.co.uk 

Rent-a-bike: 

Glasgow City Council bike scheme: 400 bikes will be available for public hire at 31 locations across the city with additional temporary sites: www.nextbike.co.uk/en/glasgow/

Bike & Go: Bikes available for public hire from the station concourse. Register online: www.scotrail.co.uk/bike-and-go

To the airport: 

Finding your platform:
Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

Glasgow Central - Rental cars

Glasgow Central - Rental cars

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Rental Cars

8 rental car companies nearby: Avis, Budget, Dollar, Easirent, Europcar, Hertz, Keddy, Sixt

Edinburgh Waverley - Info

Railway Station Edinburgh

Edinburgh Waverley is the name of the main station of Edinburgh.

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday - Friday 05:00 - 23:59
  • Saturday 05:00 - 23:59
  • Sunday 07:00 - 23:59

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, New Street: Long Stay, http://www.trainstationparking.co.uk/ 
  • First class Lounge: yes
  • Left luggage: Lockers located on Platform 19. Mon - Sun 07:00 - 23:00.

To the city centre

  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes
  • Tram: - 
  • Bus: 15 minutes 
  • Taxi: yes, www.traintaxi.co.uk 

Rent-a-bike: 

Bike & Go: Bikes available for public hire from the station concourse. Register online: www.scotrail.co.uk/bike-and-go

To the airport: 

  • 'Airlink 100' express shuttle bus, operated by Lothian Buses. For details: www.lothianbuses.com 

Finding your platform:
Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

Edinburgh Waverley - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Edinburgh Waverley Train Station

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
Cheap hotels near Edinburgh Waverley - Trains to Edinburgh Waverley

Motel One Edinburgh Royal***

5 minutes by foot from the train station and 300 meters from the castle. Modern, stylish - highly recommended. High ratings.  

Cheap hotels near Edinburgh Waverley - Trains to Edinburgh Waverley

The Scotsman****

Opposite the train station. Historical hotel, classic building. Luxury. Top 4-star hotel.     

Cheap hotels near Edinburgh Waverley - Trains to Edinburgh Waverley

The Balmoral*****

5-star castle hotel very near to the station.       

•  Find more cheap hotels:
Booking.com  •  Agoda  •  Trivago

Edinburgh Waverley - Rental cars

Cheap rental cars at Edinburgh train station

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Rental Cars

4 rental car companies: Alamo, Enterprise, Europcar, Keddy