How to travel by train from Edinburgh to Glasgow

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Edinburgh to Glasgow by train

Taking the train to Glasgow from Edinburgh is little different to taking a local train, as the journey takes less than 50 minutes.
So you can be spontaneous and turn up at the station, book a ticket(s) and then just hop on board.
Though the trains between the cities take one of three routes, and this option of the trains which terminate at Queen Street station and travel via Falkirk, is the one to target as it is fastest.
Connect in Queen Street station for trains to Fort William and Mallaig (depart Edinburgh at 07:15 on Mon-Sat and 11:15 and 1715 daily) and Oban (depart Edinburgh at 07:15 and 09:15 on Mon-Sat and 11:15; 15:15 and 17:15 daily)
On Sundays between the end of June and the end of August, there are direct trains between Edinburgh and Oban.

Routes you can take to go from Edinburgh to Glasgow

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Travel Time (approx)

45 - 56 mins



Travel Info

Monday to Friday
2 to 4 x trains per hour
The more frequent service is typically available between 07:15 and 19:00

Saturday and Sunday
2 to 4 x trains per hour
The more frequent service is typically available between 09:00 and 18:00

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