- Anyone commute Edinburgh – Glasgow?
Looking to move jobs in the very near future and most of the good opportunities for me are central Glasgow. Does anyone regularly get the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow? How do you find it? Hideously overcrowded and always late or nice to be able not to drive and sit and read a book? Cheers.Posted 5 years agostevie750Subscriber
I used to commute glasgow to edinburgh on the train. I got the 7AM from glasgow and the 4PM train back, almost always got a seat and only ever late by a few minutes.
If there are problems with the trains, doesn’t happen that much, and trains end up being cancelled then you will be lucky to get a seat and can be an hour late
It is quite expensivePosted 5 years agowallace1492Member
Did it the other way for a while, 1.5 hours travel, 35 minute drive to Croy, 35 on train then a wee walk. Found the train was pretty reliable, on time virtually all the time. If you close to Waverly and dont have much travel to get there, and work would be close to Qn St. then its not too bad. Only downside is the price of the train, probably about £100 p/w (maybe more).Posted 5 years agocu dubhSubscriber
I did about 4 years from the Paisley side of Glasgow to Edinburgh city centre. I had a two hour each way commute. It does take its toll eventually. I always took the train. It generally ran to time and wasn’t too busy particulalry if you board either at Glasgow or Edinburgh. You always got a seat but at rush hour they are pretty busy by the time you get to the other end. They don’t cope well with snow and ice but the disruption isn’t too many days a year, just a monumental ball ache when it does happen.Posted 5 years agoDougDMember
I live in Edinburgh and am doing my masters in Glasgow, commuting 4 days a week by train. Don’t mind it at all, I usually get a train between 7 and half 7 in the morning, trains aren’t busy from Waverley and quiet enough to work / read.
However, I live in Marchmont and am at Strathclyde uni so I haven’t got a v long journey either end so the total time is fine for me, much further away and I probably wouldn’t be as keenPosted 5 years agoglupton1976Member
Been doing it for 4 years. It’s fine. Trains can get crowded at peak times though as you’d expect. Never had a problem getting the bike on the train – not even once. Bus is around 1/3rd of the price.
If you’re buying a house in Balerno, you’d have the option of getting the cowboy train which although it takes a bit longer is again significantly cheaper than the express. Not sure about the Bathgate line which I think you could pick up at Edinburgh Park.Posted 5 years agodmortsSubscriber
This will be becoming a reality for me in a few weeks. I’m in Longstone, Edinburgh and the nearest train station is Slateford. Need to get to Bath St, Glasgow.
So, could get the slow train straight through from Slateford, cheaper but slower, or change at Haymarket for the fast train.
Does anyone have any other ideas?Posted 4 years agoglupton1976Member
I did it for 4 years. It’s not a bad commute as they go.
The thing I liked about it was that you have a couple of options to ride part of the way back. Canal passes close to Croy and Falkirk High.
You would also have the option of taking the route that goes via Bathgate – that has a nice cycle path which runs along side it for long sections.
Yip – slow, rickety and goes through bandit country.
The bus is pretty cheap and if you start early enough you dont get stuck in traffic. 1hr10 ish from Haymarket to Buchanan street. Bus is fairly quiet and you can just put he seat back and go to sleep.Posted 4 years ago
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