Budget Friendly Accommodation close to Railway Station
Glasgow central railway station first opened its doors on 31 July 1879 and has been a massive transport hub and stop for travellers for over 135 years. Glasgow is the biggest city in Scotland so it’s no surprise that the railway station is packed with history as well as bustling with commuters from across the UK.
The train station is located right on Gordon Street and was built over the River Clyde originally, but the bridges have been adapted and extended over the years. It has gone through may changes over the last 100 years with underground additions and engineers fighting floods, and while it is now a state of the art central hub, and the easiest connections for UK and international tourists, it has retained many of the original features and ambiance right in the city centre.
From small inns and motel-style hostels, to charming b&b locations to cheap hotel rooms and more luxurious apartments, no matter what your budget for 1 night the rail station area offers you some well priced and affordable accommodation options right in Glasgow city centre. Many reasonable priced places to stay offer free wifi internet access as well.
Where Should you Stay for a Night ?
Finding guest rooms to let in Glasgow is simple for tourists simply stepping off the train. Good value bed and breakfast accommodation is widely available in the city centre so travellers could simply walk to their destination. Rooms in Glasgow range from budget hostels, simple b&b’s and guesthouses in converted Georgian houses, cheap hotels on gorgeous terraced lanes right up to the Victorian grandeur of the Central Hotel.
Visitors to the Scottish capital city can easily find good value places to stay for the night online or get information about local bed and breakfast options at the official Scotland tourism information office. The tourist offices are just a short 4 minute walk away from the railway, located on Buchanan Street (near Glasgow Coach Station) and will provide detailed maps and information about the sights and history of the city.
Many visitors choose to stay overnight around George Square that is host to the famous Hogmanay or New Year’s Eve celebrations. The area is also includes great music venues, including the illustrious National Theatre of Scotland, shopping and an array of museums – it is just a quick 10 minute walk from the main railway.
Looking for a very cheap hotel stay close to Glasgow Central Station ?
Check very cheap rates for 3 star Alexander Thomson. This cheap good value accommodation is located in Glasgow city centre, within walking distance of central rail station. The Alexander Thomson hotel has a superb central location, close to all of Glasgow’s shops, museums, bars and art galleries. The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) and The SSE Hydro indoor arena is only a 15 minute walk away.
Another very cheap property is three star Jurys Inn Glasgow. Located adjacent to Central Station, overlooking the River Clyde, this hotel offer bright, spacious family rooms, which can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and two children and our fixed rate room pricing offers outstanding value for money.
Close to Argyle Street, Highlandman’s Umbrella
The station still has a beautiful glass-walled bridge that leads onto the city’s renowned Argyle Street, better known as the Highlandman’s Umbrella by the locals (Highlanders used to meet on the bridge in the past) and the former ticket offices still stand strong. The famous Arches nightclub and theatre lie beneath the bridge with loads of great shops and a bustling nightlife.
The Central Hotel, built in 1883 as the main overnight accommodation for wealthy travellers coming into the city, still has its rooms open and remains a gorgeous Victorian building worthy of a night’s stay or simply a wander around.
It’s no wonder that tourists choose to find accommodation in the surrounding areas – literally the city centre – with the easy train connections in, around and out of the capital city, a bustling social scene, great shopping and the area steeped in historic sights it’s truly convenient.
Luckily, the area is host to a wide range of cheap hotels and b&b’s so those travelling on a budget can stay happily too. Popular in the city is also renting a serviced apartment for 1 night or a weekend (short term stay).
Glasgow Central is the busiest railway station in the United Kingdom outside London. There is a limited service to Edinburgh although the city’s second mainline terminus, Glasgow Queen Street, is the principal station for trains to Edinburgh.
CrossCountry operates a rail service via the East Coast Main Line to Birmingham and onwards to the West Country and the South Coast, as extensions to its services to Edinburgh Waverley. The East Coast company operates a rail connection to London King’s Cross via Edinburgh city centre.
ScotRail services travel to Scottish destinations including Ayr (connection by bus for Stena Line ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast), Troon (connecting with P&O Ferries to Larne Harbour), Kilmarnock, East Kilbride, Gourock, Neilston, the port of Stranraer and Largs, as well as the Caledonian Sleeper service to London Euston. First TransPennine Express trains go to Manchester Airport via Manchester Piccadilly.
Virgin Trains offer frequent train connections to London Euston and Birmingham New Street via Carlisle, Preston and Crewe. Additional SPT operates a bus service (number 398) to Glasgow Queen Street and the Buchanan bus station.
Some facts and information – Location and train lines
Name : Glasgow Central Station, (Scottish Gaelic: Glaschu Mheadhain, Scots: Glesga Central)
Location : in the city centre on Gordon Street, located in a category A listed building.
Address : Gordon St, Glasgow G1 3SL, Scotland, United Kingdom
Train Line : terminus of the West Coast Main Line (WCML), CrossCountry Network, Lowland Celedonian Sleeper, East Coast Main Line, TransPennine North West, Argyle Line, Ayrshire Coast Line, Inverclyde Line, Cathcart Circle Line, Paisley Canal Line, Shotts Line, North Berwick Line, Glasgow South Western Line, Whifflet Line.
Operated and Managed : by Network Rail
Ticket Office : Available
Ticket Machines : Available
Public Wi-Fi : is available
Sat Nav Postcode : G1 3SL
Region : West Central Lowlands
Country : Scotland
From Glasgow International Airport to Central Railway Station ?
Paisley’s Gilmour Street railway station is the nearest to the airport. It is only two miles from the terminal and can be reached by taxi or by regular bus services. From this train station there are direct rail services to Glasgow Central.
To SECC – Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre ?
SECC has its own station, The Exhibition Centre station. Six trains an hour (around every 10 minutes) from Central station (Platform 17 is on the lower level) will bring you to the SECC Scottish Exhibition Centre station in a journey time of just three minutes.
To Hampden Park Stadium ?
Hampden Park stadium is a five minute walk from Mount Florida Station and King’s Park Station. Trains to both stations run from Glasgow central.
Nearest Hotels : in the city center on Great Western Road, Gordon Street, Caledonian Chambers, Union Street, Hope Street, Argyle St., Oswald Street, Jamaica Street, and James Watt Street.
What to do and see nearby Gordon Street
Citizens Theatre (119 Gorbals Street, G5 9DS Scotland): lovely little theatre with excellent productions. The theatre includes a 500-seat Main Auditorium, and two studio theatres, the Circle Studio and the Stalls Studio.
The Lighthouse (11 Mitchell Lane, G1 3NU Scotland /Anderston): Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture. The Mackintosh Interpretation Centre provides a wealth of information which you can access via touchscreens.
The Arches (253 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL, Scotland /Anderston): is one of Europe’s leading cultural venues. First class venue ! Also there is good quality food in the cafe.