|Avg. Train Duration:|
2 hours 37 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£20|
|Trains depart from:||Dundee|
|Trains arrive in:||Glasgow|
|Train Companies:||London North Eastern Railway, Scotrail|
Scotland's biggest city, Glasgow, is just a short train ride away from quieter, coastal Dundee. The journey takes as little as an hour and a half, which makes Glasgow an easy option for a day trip, or even just for dinner. Trains depart from Dundee every hour, which is just as convenient for commuters as it is for tourists.
Nearly all trains from Dundee to Glasgow are provided by ScotRail. Any direct train will most likely be a ScotRail train. London North Eastern Railway also offers a few journeys a day along this route but these are indirect trains, which take longer and also tend to be more expensive.
At its shortest, this train journey takes just one hour 20 minutes when travelling directly with ScotRail The average duration is not much longer at one hour 35 minutes. The longest advertised journey is also with Scotrail: it takes two hours 21 minutes and requires a change of trains in Edinburgh. All London North Eastern Railway services take over two hours.
There are usually 20 direct trains per day to Glasgow from Dundee, plus a further eight indirect trains. 25 journeys a day are offered by ScotRail, while the remaining three are offered by London North Eastern Railway. The first train of the day is a direct service departing just before 6:00 a.m. The last train is an indirect service departing just after 10:00 p.m. The last direct service of the day leaves shortly before 10:00 p.m.
Departure train station: Dundee Train Station is a brand-new station, opened in 2018. As such, it's well-equipped with modern facilities. There's a cafe on-site and WiFi is available for all visitors. Bus connections serve the local area and there's also a Bike & Go bike hire service available.
Arrival train station: Glasgow Queen Street Station is the smaller of Glasgow's two main train stations. Queen Street has plenty of on-site facilities, including several places to eat. Bus and metro links connect the station with the surrounding city.