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 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


  • 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.



Glasgow Queen Street Tunnel Closure
20 March – 8 August 2016

As part of ScotRail and Network Rail’s preparations to deliver faster, longer, greener trains for Scotland, Glasgow Queen Street High Level tunnel will close for essential upgrading for 20 weeks from Sunday 20 March, reopening Monday 8 August. This means changes to some services and we would advise visitors to carefully consider their journey and allow extra time for travelling. 

For full details on the changes to services and the planned works please go to 

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