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There are regular links into Glasgow by train and coach. The city has two mainline rail stations - trains from the south arrive at Glasgow Central Station; Queen Street serves the north and east of Scotland. Buchanan Street is the major bus and coach station.

For trains

There are direct GNER rail links from Edinburgh Waverly and London King's Cross to Glasgow Central Station. On some trains from London, you may need to change in Edinburgh. From London Euston station, Virgin trains and the First Scotrail Caledonian Sleeper travel direct to Glasgow.

The direct journey from London to Glasgow takes around 4 to 5 hours. The journey from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 50 minutes, with trains running every 15 minutes.

Note: Queen Street station serves the east and north of Scotland (Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee, Stirling and notably a service to Edinburgh every fifteen minutes.) But some trains to/from Edinburgh arrive at Central Station which serves the east and south.


The cost of travelling by train can be reduced by booking in advance - and by making the most of the savings offered by a Student Railcard.

For coaches

National Express coaches travel between London and Glasgow's Buchanan Street Bus Station seven times a day. The average journey time is between 8.5 and 10 hours, depending on traffic conditions and the time of day. The budget coach service Megabus also makes the journey between Glasgow and London twice a day and once at night.

City travel

Glasgow's underground railway is fast and efficient. The nearest stop to the John Anderson Campus is Buchanan Street. There are also regular bus and train services in and around the city. A train runs from the High Street train station next to the John Anderson Campus to the Jordanhill Campus.

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