By rail

Glasgow Central Station links Glasgow by rail to all UK cities. Glasgow Queen Street Station operates routes mainly to Central and Northern Scotland.

Average travel time by train from across the UK.

Station Average journey time
London 4 hours 10 minutes
Birmingham 4 hours
Manchester 3 hours 30 minutes
Liverpool 3 hours 40 minutes
York 3 hours 30 minutes
Edinburgh 50 minutes
  • 20 direct trains per day from London
  • Direct trains from Edinburgh every 15 mins

  • Virgin TrainsVirgin Trains offers on-line booking, route maps, travel information and useful details on chosen destinations, as well as information about on-board services, passenger assistance and business travel.

    Virgin Trains offer a 20% discount for groups of 3 to 9 delegates. Further information found on Virgin Trains website.
  • National Rail EnquiriesNational Rail Enquiries provides a searchable timetable and useful journey planner, as well as details on facilities at major UK stations and points of interest in the local area.
  • ScotRailScotland’s Rail Operator gives you live journey updates, station information and service news. You will also find information on scenic rail travel, discounts and special offers, timetables and useful travel links.
    Check out the great value Conference Rover ticket, which lets you travel by train around Glasgow’s conference zone for five days for just £5. This ticket also gives you 50% off travel across the whole ScotRail network during this time.

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