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Edinburgh to Glasgow Train Tickets E‑TICKET

Edinburgh to Glasgow Train Tickets

ScotRail is the drive behind traveling from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train. Offering ticket flexibility along with quiet comfort and vast panoramic views of the Scottish landscape, the renowned British railway company ensures an easy-flowing, hassle-free trip for all its passengers. Scotrail’s fleet of Turbostar high-speed trains can travel at speeds of up to 160 km/h, carrying you from one city to the other in just a little under an hour. With frequent departure times available each day, you are given more freedom to board the train when it’s most convenient for you.

Purchase your ScotRail ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket here and you will receive your order confirmation, complete with a ticket collection reference number, by email afterwards. Use this number to retrieve your physical ticket from a local ticket collection machine and you will be set to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train!

Journey details

On weekdays, trains depart approximately every 15 minutes with an average total of 120 departures daily.

Travel time
52 minutes direct

Train stations
Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Queen Street

Train features
ScotRail Class 170 Turbostar high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 160km/h

ScotRail e-ticket fare options

When booking your Ticket on Departure & Reservation, the following fare options may be available:
  • Anytime
    Tickets are fully flexible with no time restrictions so you can travel on any train, even during peak hours.
  • Advance
    Tickets are less expensive, but have a limited availability. The sooner you book, the less you pay. Ideal for those committed to traveling on a particular date, time and train.
  • Off-peak
    Tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though off-peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

ScotRail e-ticket classes

  • Standard Class
    Standard class passenger cars have spacious, comfortable seats. Onboard catering services are available, where you can choose from a wide selection of hot or cold drinks, fresh sandwiches, tasty snacks and decadent sweets.
  • First Class
    First Class passenger cars offer luxury seating with added leg room and power outlet access for your laptop or other mobile device. Enjoy a complimentary snack and refreshment when you board and when visiting First Class lounges.

ScotRail e-ticket discounts

  • Child discount
    Children can travel for up 50% off the standard ticket price.

Services on ScotRail trains

  • At-seat food and drink catering
  • WiFi connectivity (where available)
  • Power outlets (First Class only)
  • Televised trip information, news and movies
  • Automated announcements
  • Restroom facilities
  • Large storage areas for baggage

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Seat reservations
In most cases, your seat reservation is included when booking your ScotRail e-ticket. Exceptions include shorter journeys that don’t offer seat reservations or when the allocation of reservable seats is fully booked. In either case, your ticket is still valid and you can sit in any vacant seat.

E-ticket purchase conditions and delivery
E-tickets for travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not allowed.

Once your e-ticket order has been processed, you will receive a ticket collection reference number by email. Simply enter the number into one of the many self-service ticket machines at the station to collect your train ticket before boarding.

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