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Train Information between Belfast and Glasgow

distanceDistance110 miles (177 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesScotrail

Trains from Belfast to Glasgow cover the 110 miles (177 km) long trip with our travel partners like Scotrail. There are direct train services available. Travellers 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 centre. 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 centre, 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.

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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 many miles is it from Belfast to Glasgow by train?
The distance from Belfast to Glasgow by train is approximately 110 miles (177 km).
When travelling 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?

When taking the train between Belfast and Glasgow, you can choose to depart from train stations like Belfast Central and Belfast Port. Your journey can end in train stations such as Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow).

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Belfast Central   and arrive in Glasgow Central.

Where is the train station in Belfast? Where is the train station in Glasgow?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Belfast Central, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Belfast. The most popular arrival train station in Glasgow, called Glasgow Central, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

Which train companies can get me from Belfast to Glasgow?
For the journey from Belfast to Glasgow you can take a train with Scotrail. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Glasgow from Belfast on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Belfast
Glasgow
Belfast Central
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