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Getting There - Glasgow


how to get to glasgow

Glasgow is located west of Edinburgh and is Scotland's second largest city. Glasgow is reachable by road, rail and air.


Buchanan bus station is Glasgow's coach station located moments away from the city centre. Travelling by coach couldn't be easier with coaches regularly travelling to Glasgow from many UK towns and cities.


You will need to take the M6 or M74 if you're travelling from the west side of the UK or the M1 to the A1 all the way up the east coast then onto the M8 from Edinburgh

See the approximate distance and length of car journey below

Distance Time
Birmingham 290 Miles 4 Hours & 40 Minutes
Manchester 215 Miles 3 Hours & 35 Minutes
London 403 Miles 6 Hours & 45 Minutes
Leeds 215 Miles 3 Hours & 50 Minutes
Newcastle 152 Miles 2 Hours & 50 Minutes
Nottingham 282 Miles 5 Hours
Cardiff 400 Miles 6 Hours & 30 Minutes


Glasgow train station is located in the city centre.

See the approximate length of train journey below

Birmingham 4 Hours
Manchester 3 Hours & 20 Minutes
London 5 Hours
Leeds 4 Hours & 15 Minutes
Newcastle 3 Hours
Nottingham 5 Hours & 15 Minutes
Cardiff 6 Hours & 30 Minutes


If you're travelling to Glasgow by air you will need to fly to Glasgow International Airport (GLA)

Tip for travelling

Groups of 3 or more people travelling together are often eligible for group travel discounts when travelling by train or coach. Please check with your provider prior to booking your tickets separately.

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