Timetable - trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central

Train tickets, times and fares.

Scotland’s biggest city is famed for great shopping, grand Victorian architecture, friendly locals, and its buzzing pub, club, music and arts scene.

Take the train to Glasgow and you are on track for fun, culture, fab food and new friends. During the day you can shop till you drop, while at night you can explore the city’s ever-changing array of traditional pubs, bars, restaurants and vibrant live music scene. Add in world class museums and galleries, easy onward transport links, and Glasgow offers the perfect place to relax or party.

Journey information

Fastest 0h 56m
Average 1h 10m
Direct trains available? Yes
Max changes 0
Trains per day 44

Faster and later services run to Glasgow Queen Street

Next trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central

Departs Destination Platform Expected
11:26 Glasgow Central 13 On time
11:51 Glasgow Central 15 On time
11:58 Glasgow Central 14 On time
12:28 Glasgow Central 12 On time
12:55 Glasgow Central 13 On time

Live departures for direct trains leaving in the next two hours.

Sample fares

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Off-Peak Return £13.00
Anytime Single £14.40
3 days in advance £14.40
1 month in advance £14.40
3 months in advance £14.40

First and last trains

First train


Last train


These are the usual first and last train times on this route from Monday to Friday. Times may vary at weekends and public holidays. Check exact train times when you plan your journey and book tickets online.

Off-Peak all day Sat-Sun, and services from 09:15 Mon-Fri (except those leaving Edinburgh between 16:42 and 18:10).

Prices are single (one-way) fares except where stated. Advance fares are subject to availability and the actual cost may vary.

Buy in advance for fares from £14.40

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Benefits of booking online and in advance

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Download timetable PDFs for train services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Central.