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Trains to Glasgow

It is cheap and affordable to travel to Glasgow by train with TrainPal, as Scotland's largest city can be reached from all major cities in the UK. The main station is Glasgow Central Station. If you are travelling from European cities such as Paris, Amsterdam or Berlin, you can choose a direct train to Glasgow or choose a stop-over train to reach your destination. 


Glasgow City Centre and Queen Street are located in the heart of the city and are connected to the subway system, so when you catch the train to Glasgow, it is easy to reach the hotels and attractions.


There are direct services to Glasgow from almost all of Scotland and England's major cities — travel from London to Glasgow in 4h 29m, Manchester to Glasgow in 2h 58m and Aberdeen to Glasgow in 2h 58m. Use our search column for train tickets and journey times — TrainPal will always highlight the cheapest tickets to Glasgow, helping you save on travel.​


Popular travel routes to Glasgow By Train

It's easy and economic to take the train traveling to Glasgow from all over the UK, including direct routes from some of the country's biggest cities like London, Birmingham, Manchester, etc. Most trains to Glasgow arrive into the city's two main railway stations, Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central. You can start your search to find the cheapest train ticket on our train ticket page.


Train to Glasgow from London

The journey time between London and Glasgow is about 4-5 hours. On an average weekday, there are 25 trains travelling from London to Glasgow. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays. The fastest journey time by train is 4 hours 29 minutes. Train tickets from London to Glasgow can start from as little as £48 


Train to Glasgow from Birmingham

The journey time between Birmingham and Glasgow is about 4-5 hours. On an average weekday, there are 26 trains travelling from Birmingham to Glasgow. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays. The fastest journey time by train is 4 hours. Train tickets from Birmingham to Glasgow can start from as little as £40. 


Train to Glasgow from Edinburgh

The average time between Edinburgh and Glasgow is about 1 hour. About 13 trains per hour during the day run from Edinburgh to Glasgow. The fastest journey time by train is 42 minutes. Train tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow can start from as little as £9.8. It’s very convenient and money-saving to take a train to Glasgow from Edinburgh.


Train to Glasgow from Aberdeen

It’s very convenient and money-saving to take a train to Glasgow from Aberdeen. The average time between Aberdeen and Glasgow is about 1 hour. About 13 trains per hour during the day run from Birmingham. The fastest journey time by train is 43 minutes. Train tickets from Aberdeen to Glasgow can start from as little as £9.8. 


Train to Glasgow from Manchester

It’s very convenient and money-saving to take a train to Glasgow from Manchester. The average time between Aberdeen and Glasgow is about 1 hour. About 13 trains per hour during the day run from Aberdeen to Glasgow. The fastest journey time by train is 44 minutes. Train tickets from Aberdeen to Glasgow can start from as little as £9.8. 


Train to Glasgow from Liverpool

The journey time between Liverpool and Glasgow is about 3-4 hours. On an average weekday, there are 33 trains travelling from Liverpool to Glasgow. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays. The fastest journey time by train is 3 hours 17 minutes. Train tickets from Liverpool to Glasgow can start from as little as £23. 


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Things you don’t want to miss out when Visiting Glasgow

Glasgow is Scotland's largest city and an action-packed destination for a day-trip, a night out or a 

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and a destination for a variety of activities, whether you are planning a day trip, an evening out or a relaxing break in the city. Cultural hot sights include the fascinating Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum – one of Scotland's most popular free attractions, and the Glasgow Science Centre in Pacific Quay. On the South Side of the City, visitors will find the world-famous Burrel Collection in the lush surroundings of Pollok Country Park.


Glasgow's architecture is world-class, especially those built in the Victorian era at the peak period of the Industrial Revolution. Favourites include Art Nouveau offerings by Charles Rennie Macintosh like the Scotland Street Museum and Willow Tea Rooms. The Glasgow City Chambers represent another impressive Victorian structure.


Many passengers took the trains to Glasgow to go shopping along the city's Style Mile. Here you can explore chic boutiques in Princess Square, The Buchanan Galleries and the upmarket St Enoch Centre. Don't miss out on the city's vibrant music scene – celebrated venues like King Tut's, Òran Mór and the SEC know how to put on a show.


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How to find the cheapest train tickets to Glasgow With TrainPal


If you want to buy the cheapest train ticket to Glasgow, you have to be very smart and good at calculating your ticket. But you don't have to panic either, TrainPal offers you some money-saving tips. By following these suggestions, the extra travel expenses you save can be used to spend on other food, clothing, accommodation and travel on your journey.


Let's start our money-saving advice.


First, we suggest that buying train tickets four months before your expected departure date can save you a lot of money. In some cases, the price of train tickets will increase as the departure date approaches. So, by buying your train ticket as early as possible, you will give yourself an excellent opportunity to buy the cheapest train ticket to Glasgow.


Want to know more? Please visit our train ticket page for complete ticket purchase details.


After choosing the departure station and the arrival station, when you choose to buy a train ticket, you must click to browse all clickable tickets on the previous page. Sometimes the cheapest tickets will be highlighted on our website.


It is particularly worth noting that if you choose to buy a direct or split train ticket, their final prices will vary. Split train tickets will stop at the transfer station. Although the overall travel time will be longer, in some cases split train tickets are cheaper than a direct train ticket.


Do you go to Glasgow with two or more people? When you choose to travel with multiple people, you can get a discount on the final fare. This is a very useful money saving technique. Please note that all train tickets in a group must be purchased at one time, and all passengers must travel together at the time of the ticket.


If you need more details on booking the cheapest train tickets to Glasgow, please check out our train tickets page. We'll always highlight the cheapest tickets to Glasgow, helping you save on travel.​