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Overview: Train from Belfast to Glasgow

distanceDistance110 miles (177 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersScotrail

Trains from Belfast to Glasgow cover the 110 miles (177 km) long journey 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.
FAQs

How far is Glasgow from Belfast by train?

You should expect to travel around 110 miles (177 km)  between Belfast and Glasgow by train.

What is the departure train station in Belfast and arrival train station in Glasgow?

When taking a train from Belfast, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Belfast Central and Belfast Port. When you arrive in Glasgow, your train can arrive in train stations including Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow).

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Belfast Central   to Glasgow Central.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Belfast Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Glasgow Central, located 0.5 miles (757 m) away from the city center.

Which train companies can get me from Belfast to Glasgow?

When taking a train from Belfast to Glasgow, you can count on Scotrail for the best way to get you to Glasgow. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Glasgow from Belfast and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Belfast Central is the most popular Belfast railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Belfast for your trip to Glasgow.