Trains to TRNSMT Festival

How to get to TRNSMT Festival by train

Scotland’s biggest outdoor music festival is back. Whether you’re thinking of going to TRNSMT festival or you’ve already bought your tickets, you’ll need to know how to get there.

TRNSMT takes place at Glasgow Green, which is transformed especially to host the event. Festival organisers have warned of local road closures, which means little to no parking for cars.

Thankfully, Glasgow Green is within walking distance of all the main Glasgow stations: Glasgow Central, Queen Street, High Street, and Bridgeton.

From the main Glasgow Central station, which connects to the rest of the country, festival-goers can enjoy a 25-minute walk along the Clyde to the West entrance. Once you’re inside, head straight toward the Ferris wheel to be at the centre of all the action.

Whether you’re travelling from London, Rugby, Crewe, Preston, Motherwell, or anywhere else in the UK, Avanti trains can take you to TRNSMT in time for the first Mexican wave.

What to do at TRNSMT Festival

Named 'best new festival' in December 2017 at the UK Festival Awards, TRNSMT Festival has attracted the biggest UK and global acts. Big names from the last few years include Radiohead, The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, and Stormzy. Every year, bigger and better acts arrive, such as Sam Fender, George Ezra, The 1975, and Pulp.

Once you’re all danced out and in need of a recharge, you can enjoy a drink or two at one of the five bars found around the festival. Or, treat yourself to some festival food, such as the Black Rooster Peri-Peri chicken.

About TRNSMT Festival

Taking place in early July (between 7-9 July for 2023), gates will open at midday and close at 11 pm each day. Around 120,000 visitors are expected to attend and festival organisers are striving to make 2023 the most sustainable festival yet. They are asking revellers to do their bit too, by making good use of the recycling points.

Of course, Glasgow Green isn’t just for concerts and festivals. Established in the 15th century, Glasgow Green is located in the East of Glasgow near Saltmarket and the historic Tolbooth Steeple.

Full of historic monuments, the park is the largest open space in Glasgow. Take the time to explore the local area. However, remember that the area is fairly residential and the narrow streets may get clogged up with fellow revellers.

Ways to save on your train ticket to TRNSMT Festival

When you’re planning how to get to TRNSMT Festival, be sure you don’t pay more than you have to for your travel. Book your tickets in advance, make use of your student railcard, or travel off-peak to make the most of all the available savings.

Be sure to book tickets in advance with Avanti West Coast for all the best prices.

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Getting to TRNSMT, Glasgow

Ready for an amazing weekend at TRNSMT? The festival is easily accessible by train, and within walking distance of Glasgow Central station. Plan your visit

Avanti West Coast Trains

Glasgow Central Station