By train

By Rail

Glasgow is well connected by train from across the UK.

Glasgow Central Station links Glasgow by rail to all UK cities. Glasgow Queen Street Station normally operates routes mainly to Central and Northern Scotland. The main UK train companies operating in Scotland are:


Average travel time by train from across the UK.

London               4 hours 10 mins
Birmingham        4 hours
Manchester        3 hours 30 mins
Liverpool            3 hours 40 mins
York                   3 hours 30 mins
Edinburgh          50 mins (see Travel Alert above and allow extra time)

  • There are more than 20 direct trains per day from London
  • Direct trains from Edinburgh every 15 mins on weekdays


ScotRail is the main operator in Scotland & has information on the West Highland Line, the North Highland Line and Caledonian Sleepers (overnight trains from Scotland to London).


National Rail Enquiries is a useful journey planner.

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