Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and an action-packed destination for a day-trip, a night out or a city break. Good transport links mean that whether you’re arriving from London, from Manchester or from Aberdeen it won’t be long before you’re out sightseeing.
Cultural hotspots include the fascinating Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, one of Scotland’s most popular free attractions and the Glasgow Science Centre in Pacific Quay. On the South Side of the City, visitors will find the world famous Burrel Collection in the lush surroundings of Pollok Country Park.
Glasgow’s architecture is world class – particularly the city’s Victorian buildings constructed at the height of the industrial revolution. Favourites include Art Nouveau offerings by Charles Rennie Macintosh like the Scotland Street Museum and Willow Tea Rooms. The Glasgow City Chambers represent another impressive Victorian structure.
Many people arrive on trains to Glasgow to go shopping along the city’s Style Mile. Here you can explore chic boutiques in Princess Square, The Buchanan Galleries and the upmarket St Enoch Centre. Don’t miss out on the city’s vibrant music scene – celebrated venues like King Tut’s, Òran Mór and the SECC know how to put on a show.
How to find the cheapest train tickets to Glasgow
There are a number of ways in which you can find cheap train tickets to Glasgow to help you save money and explore the capital. Whether you are getting a train to Glasgow for work or leisure, our journey planner can help you find the cheapest available tickets on the days you want to travel.
The first way you can get your hands on cheaper train tickets to Glasgow is by using a national railcard. If you travel more than a few times a year, buying an eligible railcard can allow you to save up to 1/3 off the price of your train tickets*, meaning you can spend more on things to see and do in the city. To see out the different types of railcards, eligibility requirements and to buy a card online, check out our railcards page.
Another way to save money on train tickets to Glasgow is by purchasing an Advanced ticket. In most cases, the earlier you book Advanced tickets, the cheaper these tickets will be. Advance tickets typically go on sale 12 weeks in advance, so if you are off to watch the Old Firm derby or a night out with friends pencilled in the calendar, simply look out for the “Advanced ticket” type when your search for tickets using our Journey Planner, or sign up to our Ticket alert to find out as soon as your tickets go on sale. Make sure you book these tickets as early as possible, because the longer you wait, the more the price can go up.
Want more handy hints on how to get cheap fares on train tickets? Check out our cheap train tickets page.