Trains to Glasgow Central Station

Glasgow Central is one of two mainline stations in Glasgow, along with Glasgow Queen Street Station. Glasgow Central is the busier of the two stations and one of the busiest railway stations in the UK, Glasgow Central served just under 33 million passengers in 2019/20. The walk between Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street at around half a mile takes just under 10 minutes, it is easy to get between the two if necessary.

Glasgow Central is highly rated by the passengers that it serves, in 2017 it received the highest customer satisfaction score of all stations in the UK at 95.2%. Glasgow Central was also one of only 10 stations in the UK to receive 5 stars on the list of Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations.

The original station was built in 1879 and has had numerous rebuilds and developments in the years since. Between 1901 and 1905 Glasgow Central Station was refurbished which led to the closure of Bridge Street Station when it ceased being the terminus of the Caledonian Railway. The most recent expansion of Glasgow Central station was in 2009/10. Two new platforms were created between the old platforms 11 and 12, as such Glasgow Central now has 17 platforms with two on the lower level.

Station Area Map

Glasgow Central station is located in Glasgow city centre on the North bank of the River Clyde. The main entrance to the station is on Gordon Street, with Hope Street, Argyle Street, and Union Street surrounding the station. Many landmarks are nearby, including the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Cathedral, and Princes Square Shopping Centre.

Six operators run trains to Glasgow through Glasgow Central Station: ScotRail, CrossCountry, Transpennine Express, Avanti West Coast, LNER, and Caledonian Sleeper. ScotRail operates regional services to nearby towns from both the high-level and low-level stations. The other operators run inter-city services to major stations across the UK, including Birmingham New Street, London Euston, Manchester Piccadilly, and Liverpool Lime Street.

Hotels Near Glasgow Central Station

Station Details and Facilities


Glasgow Central Station, Gordon Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde G1 3SL

General Information

Station Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday: 04:00 – 00:30 Sunday: 07:00 – 00:30

Ticket Buying and Collection

You can book tickets with Split My Fare. You will have the option to receive e-Tickets via email or collect your tickets from the self-service ticket machines at Glasgow Central Train Station.

Passenger services

Information Services Opening Times:

Monday - Saturday 04:00 - 00:30 Sunday 07:00 - 00:30

Station Facilities:


  • Near platforms 10–11
  • Near WHSmith

Baby Changing Facilities:

  • Inside the Gordon Street entrance.

Bureau De Change:

  • Outside the station, near the Gordon Street entrance.

First Class Lounge:

  • The lounge is available for Avanti West Coast passengers until 19:00 and Caledonian Sleeper passengers from 20:30.

Opening Hours:

  • Monday -Friday 07:00 - 19:00 Saturday 07:00 - 18:00 Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Post Box:

  • On the station concourse


Step-free Access:

There are step-free routes to and from Gordon Street, Hope Street and the low-level Hope Street station. The Union Street entrance has steps.

To get to the low-level station from the main concourse, there are escalators by platforms 14-15 and lifts by the Hope Street entrance.

Mobility Assistance Point:

The Mobility Assistance point is open between 07:00 - 22:00. When closed, passengers should see any member of the station staff.

Passengers should arrange assistance before travelling with the relevant train operator.

Accessible Toilet:

  • Inside the Gordon Street entrance, use the intercom for access
  • Near the entrance to the low-level station, opposite the payphones. Radar key required

They are closed at midnight.

Wheelchairs can be borrowed for use around the station.

There is a ramp for train access available.

There is an induction loop on the station concourse near the main seating area.

Accessible Toilet:

  • Inside the Gordon Street entrance, use intercom for access
  • Near the entrance to the low-level station, opposite the payphones. Radar key required

They are closed at midnight.

Wheelchairs can be borrowed for use around the station.

There is a ramp for train access available.

There is an induction loop on the station concourse near the main seating area.

Ticket Office

High-level Ticket Office- All Destinations

Travel Centre next to Gordon St exit

Monday - Friday 05:15 - 20:15 Saturday 05:15 - 18:00 Sunday 09:00 - 19:00

High-level ScotRail ticket office

Station concourse near Hope St exit

Mon - Sat 06:00 - 23:25; Sun 07:00 - 23:05

Low-level station ticket office

Low-level concourse between escalators

Mon - Sat 06:30 - 23:30; Sun 08:15 - 23:30


Men and Women: Downstairs, by the Union Street exit.



Bicycle Facilities

70 spaces

Located in front of the escalators to platforms 16 & 17 beside the British Transport Police office and platform 15.

Popular Routes

Positioned on the West Coast Main Line, there are popular routes across the UK from Glasgow Central. Destinations you can easily reach include Edinburgh, London, and Birmingham. ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, and Transpennine Express are just some of the operators running regular services from the station. Find more information on popular routes by clicking one of the below links.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Glasgow Central and Queen Street the same station?

Glasgow Central and Queen Street are not the same stations. Glasgow Queen Street only operates regional services while Glasgow Central also offers inter-city services across the UK. It is a less than ten minute walk between the two stations.

Is Glasgow Central Station Safe?

Glasgow Central station is not always safe. 181 crimes at the station were reported to police in the year ending November 2021.

What's under Glasgow Central Station?

Under Glasgow Central Station there is a maze of underground tunnels, arches, corridors and other hidden gems, known as the catacombs. There is also a disused Victorian train platform.

Can you drop off at Central Station Glasgow?

Drop off and pick up is available on Argyle Street and Hope Street.

How old is the clock in Glasgow Central Station?

The clock in Glasgow Central Station is 139 years old, having been built in 1882.

Does Glasgow Central Station have lockers?

Excess baggage, next to platform 1 operates left luggage facilities at Glasgow Central Station.

Are dogs allowed in Glasgow Central Station?

Dogs and other domestic pets are allowed in Glasgow Central Station. Up to two can be taken on the train but they must be on a lead or in a travel cage.