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Are you ready to explore the very best of Scotland? You can browse and secure cheap train tickets to Scotland from across the UK with TransPennine Express.
Both Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central are the two main stations used by TransPennine Express in Scotland. Along our North Route, we also stop at stations including East Linton and Dunbar. Trains along our South Route stop at Lockerbie and Motherwell.
When you arrive in Edinburgh, you’ll do so into Edinburgh Waverley station. From here you’re in walking distance to much of the city. You can also buy an Edinburgh Plusbus ticket with your train ticket or jump on one of the city’s trams. Our trains arrive into Glasgow at Glasgow Central station. You can hire a bike from the station or buy a PlusBus ticket for unlimited bus travel.
The journey time to Scotland will depend on your departure station and final destination. If you’re travelling from Manchester to Glasgow, you can be in the city in just over 3 hours whilst trains from Liverpool to Glasgow have a journey time of around 3 and a half hours. Trains from Manchester to Edinburgh will have you in Scotland’s capital in less than 3 and a half hours. Those running from Preston take just 2 and a half hours, whilst a trip from Carlisle to Edinburgh takes less than 90 minutes.
You have a few different options to secure cheap train tickets to Scotland. Booking your train tickets in advance can save you as much as 50%. You also won’t have to pay a booking fee if you book directly with us, either online or via our TPExpress app. Railcards, such as a 16-25 Railcard or a Two Together Railcard, can save you 1/3 on train travel too.
When you’re travelling up to Scotland, if you can be flexible with your chosen trains and avoid peak times, you can also save money. For regular journeys, a season ticket will also cut your travel costs.
Yes, there are luggage facilities on our Scotland trains. Luggage racks are available on all our trains and they are ideal for storing larger bags. If you have smaller items with you, you can store them in the overhead racks.
If you’re heading to Scotland for a weekend or a longer break, you won’t be disappointed. Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and is home to incredible architecture, fantastic shopping and amazing entertainment. Don’t forget the whisky too. The city is cool and trendy and there’s plenty to see and do. It’s also easy to reach from many cities across the North of England: trains to Glasgow from Preston take just 2 and a half hours, whilst the journey from Manchester to Glasgow is a little over 3 hours.
And let’s not forget the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh. The bustling city is home to history, culture and many world-renowned sites. Edinburgh Castle anyone? TransPennine Express trains arrive into Edinburgh Waverley station, right in the middle of this fantastic city.
You can also jump on a TransPennine Express train to a variety of locations in Scotland, including Dunbar and Motherwell.
Do you love vibrant cities, the great outdoors and plenty of culture? A trip to Scotland has you covered.
You’ll find history around every corner in Edinburgh, from Edinburgh Castle and the National Museum of Scotland to the Scottish National Gallery. If you visit the city in summer, you can immerse yourself in culture at the Edinburgh Festival, whilst the Royal Mile is ideal for a souvenir or two and a trip to a top-quality restaurant.
Top things to do in Glasgow include a visit to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum or the Glasgow Science Centre. A trip to the West End is a must for independent shopping, and the Clydeside Distillery is an essential stop for whiskey fans. Dunbar is ideal for golf, cycling and a little retail therapy.
For more ideas of what to do in Scotland, check out VisitScotland.
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