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Looking to explore the very best of Glasgow? You can enjoy all this fantastic city has to offer when you browse and secure cheap train tickets to Glasgow with TransPennine Express.
For unlimited bus travel around the city, buy a Glasgow PlusBus ticket with your train ticket for £3.80 (£2.50 with a Railcard).
Alternatively, there’s a short stay and 24-hour car park at Oswald Street. Cycle hire can also be found at Glasgow train station, while taxis are available from outside the Gordon Street exit.
If you need assistance, the VisitScotland Centre is centrally located on Buchanan Street in the heart of Glasgow.
You’ll find two train stations in the city centre of Glasgow. Both Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street provide services to a variety of locations across Scotland and England. All of our TransPennine Express trains run in and out of Glasgow Central station, with routes running to and from Liverpool, Manchester, Preston and a variety of other destinations in the North and Scotland.
Glasgow Central is ideally located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of many of Glasgow’s best attractions.
You can get to Glasgow by train from a variety of locations across Northern England in just a few hours. Trains from Liverpool to Glasgow have a journey time of around 3 and a half hours, whilst trains from Manchester to Glasgow are just over 3 hours. Heading a little further north, the journey from Preston to Glasgow will take you 2 hours 30 minutes.
There are a few ways to secure cheap train tickets to Glasgow. If you book your tickets in advance, you can save as much as 50% - plus when you book directly with us (either online or via our TPExpress app) you won’t have to pay a booking fee. If you’re under 25 or a mature student you can save 1/3 on train travel (and 50% on our advance standard purchase tickets) with a 16-25 Railcard.
Being flexible with your chosen trains and avoiding peak-time will also save you money. If you travel to Glasgow regularly, a season ticket will cut your travel costs, whether you choose weekly, monthly or a flexible season ticket.
Scotland’s largest city is home to incredible architecture, fantastic shopping, excellent whisky and world-renowned entertainment, so it’s no wonder it attracts millions of visitors each year. And the city is within easy reach: trains to Glasgow from Preston take around 2 and a half hours and a jot over 3 hours from Manchester. Plus there is a new direct service from Liverpool to Glasgow 3 times a day. What are you waiting for? Hop on a train to Glasgow and visit this spirited, thriving, happy city today.
For green spaces head to Glasgow Botanic Gardens or Kelvingrove Park, home to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. A good way to explore Glasgow is to try out one of the many tours - you can choose from the self-guided city centre mural trail or Glasgow contemporary art trail, as well as the many Walking Tours in Glasgow or Glasgow Bike Tours.
Brunch lovers should make their way to Cafe Strange Brew, who serve eggs many ways on super cute crockery - definitely one for Instagram. For a real culinary treat, make sure you explore Glasgow’s foodie district Finnieston, and try out the ‘Ox and Finch or The Gannet. Bread Meats Bread is the place to stop for trendy burgers and bulging butties, and for even more independent bars, cafes and restaurants, head to Glasgow's West End.
Glasgow is the largest retail centre in the UK outside of London’s West End. Explore the best high street shopping, flagship stores and designer favourites. Princes Square has 5 floors of high fashion, great dining and even a gin bar. Ingram Street is beautiful with row after row of designer brands, although it’s the incredible architecture that will really catch your eye here. For something quirky don’t miss the Scottish Design Exchange or Hidden Lane, whilst Buchanan Galleries has all the high street favourites.
For more ideas on what to do in Glasgow, visit People Make Glasgow
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