How to get to Glasgow by train
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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.
What train companies travel to Glasgow, United Kingdom?
Located in United Kingdom, Glasgow is accessible by train from 6 other cities. You can choose from 49 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Glasgow on Wanderu. Avanti West Coast usually has the most trains on any given day.
Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Glasgow are also available..
Train companies serving Glasgow
|Train||Routes||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Avanti West Coast||5||3h 52m||€60.63|
|Northern Rail||4||3h 45m||€48.88|
|West Midlands Railway||4||4h 30m||€90.61|
|London North Eastern Railway||3||5h 25m||€102.73|
|TransPennine Express||3||3h 16m||€32.29|
|South Western Railway||2||7h 47m||€157.17|
|East Midlands Railway||1||5h 59m||€167.55|
London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is a privately-owned train company that operates passenger services on behalf of the UK government. LNER manages the prestigious East Coast mainline route, connecting London King's Cross Station to various cities, including Leeds, Bradford, and Hull. With a comprehensive network of 55 stations and a fleet of approximately 75 trains, LNER facilitates numerous daily journeys, offering standard and first-class ticket options.
CrossCountry operates an extensive rail network in the U.K., centered in Birmingham. In standard class, passengers enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms. Trains also contain a small café or a trolley that passes through the carriages. An upgrade to first-class gives passengers more legroom and complimentary food.
UK's South Western Railway operates passenger rail services in London's, Windsor, Reading, and Southampton. Both standard class and first-class seating are available, with the first-class section clearly marked and physically separated from the rest of the train by internal doorways. These cars offer more space and quiet away from the more crowded areas.
Frequently Asked Questions
The busiest train station in Glasgow is Glasgow Central. As Glasgow's main station, it has the most trains coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Glasgow Queen St Station.
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