Glasgow Train Times and Tickets
Glasgow has the largest rail network in the UK outside London and offers fast and regular services to destinations throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Glasgow's Central station is connected with every city in the UK, while Queen Street station serves central and northern Scotland.
Use the Railsaver National Rail Journey Planner above to check train times, compare fares and book the cheapest available train ticket from Glasgow in few easy steps.
The Glasgow train journey planner also shows which train operator each fare is with, some of which offer added travel benefits such as free WiFi, power sockets and at-seat catering for free or very little extra cost on your Glasgow rail journey.
Cheap Glasgow Train Tickets
To travel from or to Glasgow by train your ticket will entail traveling with at least one of Cross Country, East Coast, ScotRail, TransPennine Express or Virgin Trains, all of whom offer direct rail services to and from Glasgow.
From Glasgow Central Scrotrail operates services to Scottish destinations including Ayr (connection by bus for Stena Line ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast), Stranraer Harbour, Troon (connecting with P&O Ferries to Larne Harbour), Kilmarnock, East Kilbride, Gourock, Neilston, Stranraer and Largs, as well as the Caledonian Sleeper service to London Euston. There are also services to Carlisle (via Kilmarnock) and Newcastle.
From Glasgow Queen Street ScotRail operate services to Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Fort William, Inverness, Mallaig, Oban, Perth and Stirling.
CrossCountry Trains operates a two-hourly service on the CrossCountry route via the East Coast Main Line to Birmingham and onwards to the West Country and the South Coast, as extensions to its services to Edinburgh Waverley.
East Coast Trains
East Coast Trains operates one train per day (except Sundays) to London King's Cross via Edinburgh Waverley and Newcastle Central.
First TransPennine Express
First TransPennine Express operates service to Manchester Airport via Manchester Piccadilly, Preston and the West Coast Main Line.
Virgin Trains operates an hourly service to London Euston directly and a two-hourly service to London Euston via Birmingham New Street on the West Coast Main Line.
Important: When you book a Glasgow train ticket using the Railsaver National Rail Journey Planner at the top of this page the price of your ticket will be for the complete journey and include any connections that you may need to make en-route between Glasgow, and you will not need to purchase any additional train tickets.
Glasgow Central Train Station
Glasgow Central is a major mainline terminus and the larger of the two present main-line railway terminals in Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland.
Glasgow Central was opened by the Caledonian Railway on 31 July 1879 and is currently one of 19 UK stations managed by Network Rail. It is the northern terminus of the West Coast Main Line.
Glasgow Central station serves all of the Greater Glasgow southern suburbs and towns, the Ayrshire and Clyde coasts and is the terminus for all inter-city services between Glasgow and destinations in England.
There is also a limited service to Edinburgh although the city's second mainline terminus, Glasgow Queen Street, is the principal station for trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh.
Glasgow Central is the tenth-busiest railway station in Britain.
Railsaver always offers you the cheapest Glasgow Central train ticket prices available. Use the Railsaver National Rail Journey Planner above to check train times, compare fares and book your train ticket from Glasgow online in few easy steps.
Glasgow Queen Street Train Station
Glasgow Queen Street is a railway station in Glasgow, Scotland, the smaller of the city's two main line railway termini and the third busiest station in Scotland. The station is managed by ScotRail who operate all train services in and out of Glasgow Queen Street, including the direct service between Glasgow Queen Street and London Charring Cross.
Glasgow Queen Street station is centrally located on George Square and is the main terminus for all trains to Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Fort William, Inverness, Mallaig, Oban, Perth and Stirling.
Glasgow Queen Street Station is connected to Buchanan Street Underground Station, providing easy and affordable travel around the city.
Glasgow Queen Street is a short ten minute walk away from both Glasgow Central train station and the Buchanan Street bus station. It is also close to the Buchanan Galleries, Princes Street Shopping Center, and the Italian Center all of which making Glasgow Queen Street ideally located for shoppers ad tourists alike.
Queen Street station serves the Greater Glasgow northern towns and suburbs, the Edinburgh shuttle, and is the terminus for all inter-city services to destinations in the North of Scotland.
For more information, including live Glasgow Queen Street train times, ticket availability, train arrival and departure times or to just get Glasgow train ticket fares simply input your Glasgow Queen Street rail journey details in the train fare quote box at the top of this page.
Moneysaving Tips for Glasgow Train Tickets
Follow our simple suggestions below and you may be able to save up to 80%* on your Glasgow train tickets compared to on-the-day walkup fares:
- Avoid Peak Times - Travel off-peak for more comfort and cheaper Glasgow train tickets
- Decide exactly when you'd like to travel, and book Advance tickets. They're cheaper, but they're not flexible, so make sure of your travel date and time before booking Glasgow advance rail tickets
- Consider Buying Two Single Tickets -Two singles tickets covering your Glasgow route may work out cheaper, especially if just part of your journey is during peak time.
- Book Online - Although you may purchase your Glasgow train ticket from any train station with a staffed service counter it usually always cheaper to book online
Splitting your Glasgow train ticket is another great way to save money - even if you book your split Glasgow rail tickets on the day of departure. You will still travel on the same Glasgow train, in the same seat and at the same time - the only difference is you could pay a lot less for exactly the same Glasgow train journey.
To see how much you can save by splitting your Glasgow train ticket use the automated Railsaver Split Ticket search and booking service that you will find here.