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City Information

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. The city's name means "Dear Green Place" in Gaelic, and Glasgow earns this title as it is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the area. Beyond its impressive green spaces, it is full of historical and cultural destinations.

There are dozens of inspiring museums and galleries in the city, including the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Riverside Museum, and the Gallery of Modern Art. The Glasgow Green is a vast public park dotted with monuments right next to the People's Palace, a museum devoted to social history. In the central shopping district, Buchanan Street is your go-to for mouthwatering cuisine and retail therapy.

If you want to try some local beer, hit up The Pot Still, The Ben Nevis Bar, or The Laurieston. Be sure to visit the Clydeside Distillery, too, so you can see how the national drink of Scotland (hello, Scotch) is manufactured.

Several trains serve Glasgow, including Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper, London North Eastern Railway, Northern Rail, and the West Midlands Railway. In addition, Megabus and FlixBus offer bus service from Glasgow to other destinations in Scotland and beyond.

Station Information

Buchanan Bus Station is the main bus terminus in Glasgow and the biggest bus station in Scotland. The station is conveniently located near the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow Caledonian University, and the Buchanan Galleries. Transferring to other forms of travel is easy since Glasgow Queen Street Railway Station and the Cowcaddens and Buchanan Street subway stations are also within walking distance. Inside the station building, you'll find seated waiting areas, a bookshop, luggage storage, and toilets. The station is often bustling, welcoming Megabus, National Express, and Scottish Citylink services, to name a few.

Popular coach stations in Glasgow:

  • Buchanan Bus Station

What coach companies travel to Glasgow, United Kingdom?

Located in United Kingdom, Glasgow is accessible by coach from 81 other cities. You can choose from 408 daily scheduled trips when you search for coaches to Glasgow on Wanderu. Megabus usually has the most coaches on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Glasgow are also available..

Coach companies serving Glasgow

CoachRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express649h 56m£31.95
Megabus192h 6m£10.30
FlixBus1710h 50m£20.65

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a coach ticket to Glasgow?

£0.83 is the cheapest price for a coach ticket to Glasgow, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Glasgow. In the last month, coaches from Edinburgh to Glasgow had the lowest average price at £3.97. The coach from Birmingham to Glasgow also tends to start at relatively low prices.

Where is the coach station in Glasgow, United Kingdom?

The main coach station in Glasgow is Buchanan Bus Station. As the busiest station, it has the most coach arrivals, although some coaches may make other stops in and around Glasgow.

Which coach service has the best service to Glasgow?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Glasgow by coach with Megabus giving them a 3 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that Megabus had the most comfortable coach service to Glasgow taking into account the seats and amenities that Megabus offers. They rate Megabus a 4.5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to Glasgow punctually travelers suggest that Megabus has the best on time performance on their coach schedules to Glasgow, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

What is the closest airport to Glasgow, GLG?

The closest airport to Glasgow is Glasgow Intl Airport (GLA), it is located 7.1 miles from the city center of Glasgow.

Is Glasgow a popular coach travel destination?

Glasgow is the most popular coach destination in Glasgow City. It also ranks number 208 in United Kingdom. Glasgow has the most coach connections in the region. There are 263 coach schedules arriving in Glasgow each day.

What is the population of Glasgow?

The population of Glasgow is 591620. Glasgow ranks number 1 in terms of population in Glasgow City and number 51 in all of United Kingdom.

How much do coach tickets to Glasgow cost?

Coach tickets to Glasgow range from £2 for a short trip to Glasgow, while a 60 to 200 mile coach trip to Glasgow starts at , and a longer trip by coach to Glasgow can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as £1 .

What type of traveler does Glasgow attract?

Solo travelers choose to travel by coach to Glasgow for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.

What coach station is located closest to the city center of Glasgow?

The closest coach station to the city center of Glasgow is Buchanan Bus Station, located just 0.1 miles away. Select Buchanan Bus Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Glasgow. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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