Scotland’s busiest station

Glasgow Central is a category A listed building that was built in 1879 and opened by the Caledonian Railway. Today, it serves around 29 million passengers a year, making it the 11th busiest station in Britain.

Station opening hours

  • Monday to Saturday: 04:00 – 00:30
  • Sunday: 07:00 – 00:30

Tickets and travel information

National Rail Enquiries
03457 48 49 50

Textphone: 0345 60 50 600
Welsh language line: 0345 60 40 500

Station enquiries

General station enquiries: 03457 11 41 41

Find your way around using the Glasgow Central Station Map (PDF 996 KB)

British Transport Police

The British Transport Police office is by the entrance to the low-level station. If no one is there, use the phone by the entrance to contact police control.

For help call 0800 40 50 40 (24 hours), text 61016 or speak to a member of station staff. In an emergency call 999.

British Transport Police in our stations

Police patrol the station 24 hours a day.

Station tours

Find out more about Glasgow Central station tours.

Face coverings

You must wear a face covering for the full duration of your journey on public transport in England, Scotland and Wales.

You could be fined up to £6,400 if you refuse to wear a face covering. Find out more about specific exemptions.


Pick-up / drop-off points

  • West Nile Street, south of St Vincent Street
  • Renfield Street
  • Gordon Street, east side
  • Hope Street – before the taxi queue, next to the low level entrance

Sat nav postcode: G1 3SL

Car hire

There are no car hire companies within the station.


The taxi rank is on Gordon Street, opposite the station.

For more information visit traintaxi.


If you want to take your bicycle on the train, please check with the train operator first.


For information about trains to and from Glasgow Central visit National Rail Enquiries or call 03457 48 49 50.


Main bus stops: Hope Street, Union Street.

An inter-station bus leaves from Gordon Street on a circular route to Queen Street station, Buchanan bus station and back to Glasgow Central.

Airport buses leave from Waterloo Street (Hope Street exit).

Journey planner, timetables and live information – visit Traveline Scotland.

Tickets and information

Scottish destinations

Go to the ticket office:

  • Monday to Saturday 06:00 – 23:25
  • Sunday 07:00 – 23:05

They are run by Avanti West Coast and ScotRail.

Other destinations

Go to the travel centre, next to the ticket office:

  • Monday to Saturday 05:30 – 21:30
  • Sunday 09:15 – 21:30

The travel centre is run by Avanti West Coast.

Ticket machines
There are machines around the station selling tickets for all train companies. They are run by Avanti West Coast  and ScotRail.

Sleeper services
These run between Glasgow Central and London Euston. Go to the travel centre or call 0845 7550 033.

For tickets, train times and real-time updates visit National Rail Enquiries03457 48 49 50. Alternatively contact the train company.

Toilets and baby changing

Men, women: downstairs, by the Union Street exit.

Accessible toilet: inside the Gordon Street entrance, use intercom for access. Opposite the payphones at platform 9; Radar key required.

Baby change: inside the Gordon Street entrance.


Men’s and women’s showers are within the toilets, downstairs by the Union Street exit, £5.

Shower facilities are accessible to wheelchair users.

Cash and bureau de change

There are cash dispensers near platforms 10–11 and near WHSmith.

The nearest bureau de change is on Gordon Street, across from the main exit.


By the entrance to platform 1.

There is a textphone at the reception.


Lost property

At the station

Items handed in at the station are kept in the left luggage office. Report a lost item online.

Lost property counter hours:

  • Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00
  • Saturday and Sunday 09:00 – 00:00

On board a train

Items left on trains are kept by the train company.

Left luggage

You can leave luggage at excess baggage, next to platform 1.

You can pre-book storage for your heavy, awkward or high-value luggage at one of our station left luggage facilities.

For more information visit left luggage facilities or call 020 8090 9939.


There are luggage trolleys at the Gordon Street entrance and on every platform.

Photo booths

There are booths for passport photos.


Pay as you go wireless internet access is available from BT Wi-Fi.

Car park – Mitchell Street

There are 230 spaces available, find out more about the tariff on the NCP website. Debit and credit cards (except Amex) are accepted. The car park is open 24 hours, max vehicle height is 1.93 metres.

How to get there

Sat nav postcode G1 3LN

Vehicle access is on Mitchell Street, accessed via Argyle Street. A detailed map is available on the NCP website.

Accessible parking

Two Blue Badge spaces are available. Normal tariff fees apply.

Bicycle parking

The racks are near the escalators leading to the lower station, behind the departure boards. Racks are also located on platform 15.  Short term bicycle parking is located next to our Mobility Point on main concourse opposite M&S.

For information about taking your bike on the train, see the to and from section.

Bicycle security – bikes are a popular target for thieves. Follow these tips to keep your bicycle safe and secure.

Car park – Oswald Street

There are 550 spaces available.

An up to date tariff can be found on the NCP website. Debit and credit cards (except Amex) are accepted.

There is a reduced tariff for stays under 20 minutes.

Open 24 hours. Max height 1.90 metres.

How to get there

Sat nav postcode G1 4PA

Vehicle access is on Midland Street via Oswald Street only, which is in turn reached via Broomielaw or Commerce Street. View on the map (NCP website).

Accessible parking

There are six Blue Badge spaces: four on level five and two on level four. The normal tariff applies.

There is a level route between platform 15 and level five of the car park (station hours only).

Station accessibility

Step-free access

There are step-free routes to and from Gordon Street, Hope Street and the low-level Hope Street station. The Union Street entrance has steps.

To get to the low-level station from the main concourse, there are escalators by platforms 14-15 and lifts by the Hope Street entrance.

Accessible routes around Glasgow Central station with photos from National Rail Enquiries.

Ticket office

Neither ticket office has a low counter.

Induction loops

On the concourse near the main seating area. There is no loop in the reception.

Visually impaired

There are tactile warning strips along each platform.

Requesting assistance

Coronavirus information: Book passenger assistance as you normally would. Please wear your own face covering and our staff will do likewise, this reduces the risk to you and our staff. At our stations we have face coverings and hand sanitiser available to help us help you.

Speak to any member of our staff or go to Mobility Point where there is an intercom at entrance.  Alternatively contact your train company, ideally 24 hours in advance:

  • Monday to Friday 07:00 – 18:00 (closed bank holidays)

Alternatively, contact your train company, ideally 24 hours in advance:

If you wish to book assistance but are not sure which train operator you are travelling with, you can call 0800 022 3720. On calling, you will be referred to the appropriate train operator.

Accessible toilets

  • Inside the Gordon Street entrance, use intercom for access
  • Near the entrance to the low-level station, opposite the payphones; Radar key required

They are closed at midnight.


Wheelchairs can be borrowed for use around the station.


In the station reception (see Requesting assistance above).

Getting to and from the station


Pick-up / drop-off points:

  • West Nile Street, south of St Vincent Street
  • Renfield Street
  • Gordon Street, east side
  • Hope Street – before the taxi queue, next to the low level entrance


There are bus stops on:

  • Gordon Street
  • Hope Street – before the taxi queue, next to the low level entrance
  • Union Street – the Union Street exit has steps.

Airport buses leave from Waterloo Street (Hope Street exit).

The inter-station bus leaves Gordon Street on a circular route, Queen Street station – Buchanan bus station – Glasgow Central.


Taxi rank: opposite the main entrance at Gordon Street.

Not all taxis are accessible.

For more information visit traintaxi.

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