Timetable - trains from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

Train tickets, times and fares.

Scotland’s capital is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an exciting mix of history, outstanding architecture, festivals, food and fun.

Stepping off the train in Edinburgh puts you right in the heart of the action. Emerging from Waverley Station, in the shadow of the Castle, you have the whole city at your feet.

Journey information

Fastest 0h 46m
Average 0h 55m
Direct trains available? Yes
Max changes 0
Trains per day 122

Four fast trains an hour during the day from Glasgow Queen Street High Level

Next trains from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

Departs Destination Platform Expected
12:26 Edinburgh - On time
12:39 Edinburgh 9 On time
12:45 Edinburgh - On time
13:12 Edinburgh 9 On time
13:15 Edinburgh - On time

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

Sample fares

Buy tickets From
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 Glasgow 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

  • Buy online and avoid the ticket queues
  • Use your railcard for even lower fares
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