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Train Information from Belfast to Glasgow

distanceDistance110 miles (177 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesScotrail

Trains from Belfast to Glasgow cover the 110 miles (177 km) long route with our travel partners like Scotrail. There are direct train services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Belfast Central and arrive in Glasgow Central.

Trains from Belfast to Glasgow: Journey Details

Although you have to cross the Irish Sea, it's easy to catch trains from Belfast to Glasgow. The best route is to catch a train to the port of Dublin, and then a rail ferry to Holyhead. From there, you can take an Arriva Trains Wales service to Chester, where you can catch a service with Virgin and TransPennineExpress to Glasgow. The journey time can be between 10 and 18 hours. An alternative route is to take the ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan, a bus to Ayr and then a Scotrail service from Ayr to Glasgow. This can take as little as 6 hours.

Taking the Train from Belfast

Trains from Belfast to Glasgow will leave from Belfast Central Station, which can be found to the east of the city center. The Central Station enjoys excellent links to other parts of Belfast via the overground network, and CityBus services also stop just outside the ticket halls. From the city center, catch buses 6A, 78 or 4A - and leave around 20 minutes to get to your train.

Getting into Glasgow by Train

The largest city in Scotland and full of attractions, Glasgow is a superb destination. Take in a Premier League football match at Celtic Park, or tour the architecture of local son Charles Rennie Mackintosh. See the art collection at Kelvingrove or simply relax in Glasgow's Botanical Gardens. Trains from Belfast arrive at Glasgow Central Station. From there, you can use the subway from St Enoch station or catch local buses 3, 4, 38 or 57 to reach central and suburban destinations. To get to Celtic Park, catch the train to Dalmarnock.

Travel Tips

Trains from Belfast to Glasgow
Travel by train to Glasgow easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Belfast to Glasgow.
How many miles is it from Belfast to Glasgow by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Belfast and Glasgow by train to be approximately 110 miles (177 km).
When traveling by train from Belfast to Glasgow, which train station in Belfast do I depart from and which train station in Glasgow do I arrive in?

Some of the Belfast train stations to Glasgow you can start your journey from include Belfast Central and Belfast Port. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Glasgow include Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow).

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Belfast Central   and arriving in Glasgow Central.

Where do I find the Belfast train station to Glasgow? Where is the Glasgow train station?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Belfast Central and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Glasgow Central and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Glasgow.

What train companies go from Belfast to Glasgow?
If you're looking for trains from Belfast to Glasgow, you can rely on Scotrail to get you to Glasgow. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Belfast to Glasgow trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Belfast Central