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Train  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Gretna Green

£22 - £70

3 alternative options

Train via Carlisle  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

£24 - £139

Bus  •  2h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Carlisle National Express
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle, The Prince and Bear to Gretna, Solway Lodge 79 / ...

Drive  •  1h 26m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Gretna Green 86.8 miles

£13 - £19

Glasgow to Gretna Green by train

The train journey time between Glasgow and Gretna Green is around 2h 13m and covers a distance of around 106 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 9m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Glasgow to Gretna Green train service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Gretna Green. Typically 43 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 13m
Fastest train time:
2h 9m
Train distance:
106 miles
Trains per week:
43
Cheapest price:
£22
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:07
Last train departs at:
22:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Gretna Green train schedules

Glasgow → Gretna Green
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Gretna Green is to drive which costs £13 - £19 and takes 1h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Gretna Green is to drive which costs £13 - £19 and takes 1h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Gretna Green. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Gretna, Solway Lodge via Carlisle, The Prince and Bear. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 47m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Gretna Green. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 10m.

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It is 76 miles from Glasgow to Gretna Green. It is approximately 86.8 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Gretna Green without a car is to train which takes 2h 10m and costs £22 - £70.

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The train from Glasgow Central to Gretna Green takes 2h 10m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Glasgow to Gretna Green bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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Glasgow to Gretna Green train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Gretna Green is to train which takes 2h 10m and costs £22 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Gretna Green.
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  • Distance: 76.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 10m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Gretna Green, Scotland?

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Glasgow Central to Gretna Green 5 times a day. Tickets cost £22 - £70 and the journey takes 2h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Gretna Green via Carlisle and Carlisle, The Prince and Bear in around 2h 47m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Gretna Green
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£22 - £70
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £70
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£21 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £65
TransPennine Express Service
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Stagecoach North West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, The Prince and Bear to Gretna, Solway Lodge
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach North West
Houstons Minicoaches
Phone
+44 1576 203874
Email
info@houstoncoaches.co.uk
Website
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Carlisle, The Prince and Bear to Gretna, Solway Lodge
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Houstons MinicoachesHoustons Minicoaches

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Glasgow to Gretna Green bus services, operated by Stagecoach North West, arrive at Gretna, Solway Lodge station.

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Glasgow to Gretna Green train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Gretna Green station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Gretna Green is 87 miles. It takes approximately 1h 26m to drive from Glasgow to Gretna Green.

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