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Travelling by Land

Travelling by rail

The two main railway hubs serving the city are Glasgow Central Station and Glasgow Queen Street Station. The West Coast Main Line terminates at Glasgow Central Station, linking Glasgow to London Euston along the west coast of mainland Scotland and England via Preston, Carlisle and Motherwell.

There is currently a direct service to Glasgow Central Station from London Euston every 40 minutes, including an overnight sleeper service operated by ScotRail. There are now direct rail links between Birmingham and Glasgow Central Station running every two hours.

Glasgow Queen Street station also links to the East Coast Main Line via Edinburgh. The East Coast Main Line runs from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross via Newcastle, York and Leeds.

Virgin Trains provides the west coast service. ScotRail runs the sleeper service on the West Coast Main Line from London Euston.

Cross Country Trains and East Coast Trains provide the east coast service. East coast trains terminate at Edinburgh Waverley Station. Travel to Glasgow Queen Street Station from Edinburgh Waverly Station normally takes approximately 50 minutes and the services run very regularly.

Travelling by longer distance bus and coach

National Express provides coach services from several cities in England and Wales such as Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Cardiff and London as well as Stranraer in the south west of Scotland. National Express will be running extra services from all over the country to Glasgow during the Games.

Megabus, owned by Stagecoach, also provides similar return services to Glasgow from destinations in England and Scotland and it offers direct bus routes to European destinations such as Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.

Scottish Citylink currently provides a service from Blackpool in England to Glasgow.

Driving to Scotland from England

From England the M6 motorway leads into the M74 at the Scottish Borders. The M74 serves Dumfries and the Borders as well as Motherwell and Hamilton and is the direct link to the centre of Glasgow.

For real time travel information on all of Scotland’s trunk roads, including cross-border information to the North of England, visit Traffic Scotland, or access it via the Traveline Scotland app. For information on Scotland’s trunk road network visit Transport Scotland.

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