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 SEC know how to put on a show.
How to find the cheapest train tickets to Glasgow
Getting your hands on cheap train tickets to Glasgow is easier than you might think. With our top tips, you could save some of that hard earned cash on rail travel and spend it exploring Scotland instead. Follow our instructions below, and you’ll be on your way!
First up, consider using a Railcard to get cheaper train tickets to Glasgow. You only have to buy one for the whole year, and it can get you up to 1/3 off the price of your tickets*, so it’s a win-win purchase! There are different types available, including the popular Two-Together Railcard, but you can see which ones might apply to you by visiting our Railcards page. Railcards cater to different age ranges and circumstances so, from the Senior Railcard, to the Disabled Persons Railcard and the newly-introduced 26-30 Railcard (Millennial Railcard), you'll be sure to find your match.
When you search for tickets in our Journey Planner, make sure that you’re booking well in Advance. In a lot of cases, you can secure cheaper train tickets by booking up to around three months in advance. This is because train companies usually release their tickets 12 weeks before the departure date, and prices can increase thereafter. Don’t worry though! You can sign up to our handy Ticket Alerts service, and we’ll email you as soon as tickets go on sale for your preferred route.
For a complete guide, including rules and restrictions, head over to our Advance train tickets page.
You can also increase your odds of securing the cheapest train tickets to Glasgow by travelling at Off-Peak times. Why not book your Advance ticket for an Off-Peak time and add your Railcard for a super money-saving combo?
Get more info on benefits, rules and restrictions by visiting our Off-Peak train tickets page.
Before you confirm your ticket booking, it can be worth comparing the prices of two Single tickets vs a Return journey, as on rare occasions one method may be cheaper than the other. On top of this, try selecting a specific Glasgow station as opposed to ‘Glasgow, any’ in our booking widget and look out for any price differences.
Are you travelling to Glasgow in a group of three to nine people? If so, make sure to apply the GroupSave discount to your booking! Simply select GroupSave from the Railcard dropdown when booking tickets for the whole group and you could save as much as 34% on the total fare! Please bear in mind that GroupSave is not applicable for all journeys by the different train companies and will automatically be applied if valid for your journey and selected in the Railcard drop down. All tickets must be purchased in a single booking, and all passengers must travel together on the day of departure.
Want more handy hints on how to save money on train tickets? Check out our cheap train tickets page.
*Conditions and peak travel time exclusions may apply on some Railcard types.