Edinburgh to Glasgow Train Tickets



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Discover Scotland’s largest city by booking a trip from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train! Whether you board with ScotRail or CrossCountry high-speed trains, you’ll benefit from ticket flexibility and enjoy quiet comfort as well as vast panoramic views of the Scottish landscape. With frequent departure times available each day, you are given more freedom to travel when it’s most convenient for you.

Located on the River Clyde is the port city of Glasgow, famous for its world-renowned art galleries and museums, architecture, fashion and warm hospitality. A leading national cultural center, Glasgow also has a booming music and performing arts scene. During your stay, be sure to visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Celtic Park football stadium and George Square plaza.

Purchase your Edinburgh to Glasgow ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket here and you’ll receive your order confirmation along 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’ll be set to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train!

Journey Details


On average, trains depart every 5 to 10 minutes during peak times and every 20 minutes otherwise, with 168 direct-route departures daily

Travel time

48 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations

Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Queen Street or Central

Train features

ScotRail and CrossCountry high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 160km/h
Ticket Fares

When booking your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’, the following fare options may be available:


Anytime tickets offer full flexibility. With no time restrictions, you are free to travel aboard 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 peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm.
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.
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Children under 5 years of age travel for free. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save up to 50% off the adult ticket price.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Onboard food and drink catering (subject to availability)
  • WiFi internet access
  • Power outlets (First Class only)
  • Televised trip information, news and movies
  • Automated announcements
  • Restroom facilities
  • Large storage areas for baggage
  • Priority seating for passengers with special needs
Additional Details

Seat reservations

In most cases, your seat reservation is included when booking your Edinburgh to Glasgow 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.

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 an email confirmation with a ticket collection #. Collect your physical ticket simply by using this number at a self-service ticket dispensing machine at the station before boarding.

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