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Are you looking to travel between Scotland’s two primary cities but don’t want to risk getting stuck on the M8? Why not hop aboard a train from Glasgow to Edinburgh, whether it is for a night out with friends or for an important business meeting? We’ll ensure you can purchase your ticket for Scotland’s capital without paying any booking fees. Here, we’ll provide information of how long you can expect your journey to take, as well as offering handy tips on how to save money when booking your train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

Journey information from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

  • How long is the average journey duration from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh? 1 hour 1 minute
  • How long is the fastest journey duration from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh? 0 hours 45 minutes
  • When is the first train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh? 07:56
  • When is the last train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh? 23:30
  • How many services run for Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh today? 57

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

Invest in a Railcard

If you’re a student, over 60 years of age or perhaps you often travel with the same person, you can save 1/3 on train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh with a Railcard. The process is nice and easy – just check the Railcard box when buying your tickets to benefit from the available savings.

Travel Off-Peak

What if your journey takes place on a weekday, outside the usually hectic morning or evening rush hours? You can save on your train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh with an Off-Peak ticket. We would just recommend checking the journey planner to ensure your fare falls into this category.

Use GroupSave

Seeking a fun day out with your friends, perhaps to visit Edinburgh’s famous castle or take in a show? You can earn a significant discount on trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh with GroupSave, if you’re travelling Off-Peak in a group of 3 to 9 adults.

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