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There are 5 ways to get from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  49 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

£10 - £45

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Rideshare  •  1h 16m

  1. Take the rideshare from Glasgow to Edinburgh 45.9 miles

£3 - £7

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to West End, Shandwick Place 900 / ...

£10 - £15

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh 46.1 miles

£100 - £130

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh 46.1 miles

£7 - £11

Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh by train

The train journey time between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh is around 1h 4m and covers a distance of around 47 miles. The fastest train normally takes 45 min. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service and Caledonian Sleeper. Typically 670 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 4m
Fastest train time:
45 min
Train distance:
47 miles
Trains per week:
670
Cheapest price:
£10
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:16
Last train departs at:
23:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh train schedules

Trains departing Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Glasgow Queen Street → Edinburgh
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh is to rideshare which costs £3 - £7 and takes 1h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh is to train which costs £10 - £45 and takes 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buchanan Bus Station station and arriving at West End, Shandwick Place. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Queen Street and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

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The distance between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh is 42 miles. The road distance is 46.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 49 min and costs £10 - £45.

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The train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh takes 49 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Glasgow Queen Street station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh is to train which takes 49 min and costs £10 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 41.6 miles
  • Duration: 49 min

What companies run services between Glasgow Queen Street, Scotland and Edinburgh, Scotland?

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £10 - £30 and the journey takes 49 min. Caledonian Sleeper also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to West End, Shandwick Place every 20 minutes. Tickets cost £10 - £15 and the journey takes 1h 13m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to West End, Shandwick Place
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
Scottish Citylink
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
£100 - £130
Southside Radio Cars
Phone
+44 141 883 3333
Website
southsideradiocars.co.uk
Hampden Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 141 332 5050
Website
hampdencars.co.uk
Glasgow Taxis
Phone
+44 141 429 7070
Website
glasgowtaxis.co.uk
Cross Cabs
Phone
+44 141 772 0000
City Cars Private Hire
Phone
+44 141 959 1212
Website
citycarsprivatehire.com
Caledonian Cabs
Phone
+44 7467 133 388
Website
caledoniancabs.co.uk

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Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at West End, Shandwick Place station.

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Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh is 46 miles. It takes approximately 52 min to drive from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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