Glasgow Central

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.

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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

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 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.

Car

Pick-up / drop-off points

  • Union Street
  • 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.

Taxi

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

For more information visit traintaxi.

Bicycle

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

Train

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

Bus

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

The ticket office is run by 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 Virgin Trains.

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

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

Information
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.

Showers

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.

Telephones

By the entrance to platform 1 and near the entrance to platform 9.

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

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.

Trolleys

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

Photo booths

There are booths for passport photos.

Wi-Fi

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.

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 platforms 12 and 13 only.

Requesting assistance

Speak to any member of our staff or go to the reception (first floor, above the Arrol Bar). There are steps, but there is an intercom (height 1.28m) at the entrance:

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

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

When on board, please text your coach and seat number to 07766 478 696. This will help us provide a seamless service.

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

Wheelchairs can be borrowed for use around the station.

Textphone

In the station reception (see Requesting assistance above).

Getting to and from the station

Car

Pick-up / drop-off points:

  • Hope Street
  • Union Street – the Union Street entrance has steps

Parking at Glasgow Central

Bus

There are bus stops on:

  • Gordon Sreet
  • 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

Taxi rank: opposite the main entrance at Gordon Street.

Not all taxis are accessible.

For more information visit traintaxi.

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