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Travel guide Glasgow–Edinburgh


What train companies operate the route from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

There are 3 major routes, which are operated by either ScotRail or CrossCountry.

What is the schedule for the train route from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

Departure times typically start at 5:47 AM on weekdays, and final departure times are usually around 10 or 11 PM. Weekend departures start 15 to 60 minutes later than weekdays.

What are the departure and arrival train stations for the route from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

ScotRail trains depart from Queen Street Station and arrive at Edinburgh Waverley Station, while Cross Country trains depart from Glasgow Central Station.

What distance is the train route from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

The distance covered by train is around 50 to 60 miles, depending on the route chosen.

How long does it take to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train?

The total travel time varies between 53 minutes and 1 hour 11 minutes, depending on the route.

What are the stops on the train route from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

Intermediate stops along the Cross Country route are Motherwell and Haymarket. On the first ScotRail route, the intermediate stops are High Street, Bellgrove, Carntyne, Shettleston, Coatbridge Sunnyside, Airdrie, Drumgelloch, Caldercruix, Blackridge, Armadale, Bathgate, Livingston North, Uphall, Edinburgh Park, and Haymarket. On the second ScotRail route, the intermediate stops are Falkirk High, Polmont, Linlithgow, and Haymarket.

Why should you travel by train from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

Traveling by train between Glasgow and Edinburgh is convenient for those who have no car or wish not to pay for parking.

What is there to see and do in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and offers visitors a number of festivals and other cultural attractions. Festivals include the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Visitors can also pay a visit to a number of castles, including the famous Edinburgh Castle. Live performances can be found at one of the many theaters or live music venues.