Your journey from Newcastle to Glasgow couldn’t be easier with CrossCountry. You’ll be able to purchase Advance tickets even on the day, up until 15 minutes before departure.
The train journey between Newcastle to Glasgow is one of the most gorgeous on the network. Departing from Newcastle Central station, the train arrives into Glasgow Central station having completed most of the three-hour journey along the coast. The train speeds up the north-east coast of England before crossing the border and skimming along the outside edge of Scotland, finally heading inland from Edinburgh to Glasgow.
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Travelling to Glasgow
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Last CrossCountry train - 17:37
Travelling from Newcastle to Glasgow
Discover Glasgow with CrossCountry. The train from Newcastle to Glasgow takes you right into the centre of this busy city, allowing you free reign to explore all it has to offer. Whether you’re here for a weekend or a week, there’s plenty to keep you busy, from the unique culture and the stunning architecture, to the plentiful food options and characterful pubs.
Are there direct trains from Newcastle to Glasgow?
Yes, when you travel with CrossCountry you have the option to take a direct service all the way from Newcastle to Glasgow.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Newcastle to Glasgow?
On the journey from Newcastle to Glasgow, you will be able to make the most of all the comforts CrossCountry has to offer. Enjoy an at-seat service of hot and cold drinks as well as light refreshments. You can also expect charge points, a variety of seating choices and ample luggage storage. For even more amenities, upgrade to the comfort of First Class.
Does Glasgow Central Station have step-free access?
Glasgow Central Station has step-free access throughout. Those with mobility needs also have access to ramps for train access, assistance reaching platforms, and accessible ticket machines and counters.
How far is the city centre?
Glasgow Central Station is located right in the heart of the city, making it the perfect springboard for your adventures in Glasgow.
Does the station have family areas?
Families visiting Glasgow Central station have access to a spacious waiting room as well as baby changing facilities. Those with a First Class ticket may also choose to use the First Class lounge.
For further information about Glasgow Central Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Glasgow
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Glasgow
Glasgow Central is well connected to the whole city and the surrounding areas. Local buses stop frequently at the station, making them an excellent choice for those making an onwards journey. If you prefer, you can get a taxi at the taxi rank adjacent to the station.
Shopping in Glasgow
Glasgow is an excellent choice for shopaholics. You can easily find your favourite brands and most major retailers in Glasgow, choosing between a variety of shopping malls boasting high street favourites as well as local independent stores. Those with an eye for fashion might choose to visit Glasgow’s Style Mile which boasts every major brand. If you’re looking for something more off-beat, head down to the West End where you’ll be able to find a range of bohemian stores and stalls jostling for position with laid-back cafés and eateries.
Culture in Glasgow
Glasgow really is a cultural powerhouse; from art to music, you can do it all here. Glasgow houses one of the largest art collections in Europe, and much of it can be viewed for free. UNESCO has designated Glasgow a City of Music, and there’s something about the amazing music scene that typifies Glaswegian culture. You can catch bands big and small playing at legendary venues like King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut and Barrowland Ballroom. Glasgow is also something of an undiscovered gastronomic gem, with everything from casual lunch spots to Michelin-starred restaurants.
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