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Whether you’re heading for a gig, to visit family or to take in some of the city’s tourist attractions, getting the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow could not be more straightforward. Whatever the reason for your trip, we’ll ensure you can purchase your ticket without paying any booking fees. On this page you’ll find information on how long you can expect your journey to take. Not only that, we’ll also offer some useful tips on how you can book your train tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow while keeping costs to a minimum.

Journey information from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street

  • How long is the average journey duration from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street? 1 hour 3 minutes
  • How long is the fastest journey duration from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street? 0 hours 44 minutes
  • When is the first train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street? 06:00
  • When is the last train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street? 23:45
  • How many services run for Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street today? 86

The above information is intended as a guide. It may not include timetable alterations because of engineering work, unplanned disruption etc. Please use the journey planner to plan your journey before you travel. Some tickets are subject to restrictions. Please check these before you travel.

The information above refers to direct journeys only. Other journeys may be available by changing train or by using a different London Terminal. At certain times buses may operate some of the journeys shown. Services of all operators on the route shown are included in the figures. Not all tickets may be used on all services.

On many routes, the last journey before services finish for the day departs after midnight. Where this is the case, it is this service (in the early hours of the following morning), and not the last one before midnight that is shown.


Tips on how to book cheaper train tickets

Book in advance

Looking to make a more than handy saving on your trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow? If you know exactly when you’ll be travelling, booking an Advance ticket could reduce fares significantly and leave you with extra money to spend during your visit.

Invest in a railcard

If you regularly travel with the same friend or family member, are currently studying or are over 60 years old, you can save 1/3 off train tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow with a Railcard. All you need to do is check the Railcard box when you come to purchase your tickets and you’ll capitalise on some fantastic savings.

Travel Off-Peak

And if you’re travelling on a weekday, outside of the morning or evening rushes, you’ll be able to save on trains from Edinburgh and Glasgow with an Off-Peak ticket. Just check the journey planner to make sure your fare qualifies for this rate.

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