The cheapest buses from Glasgow to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Cheapest

$26

Average

$35

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Glasgow to Birmingham will cost around $ 35 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 26.

Cheapest
11:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan7h20 06:20PMBirmingham
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$261One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan6h50 04:05PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$331One-way
08:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan10h45 06:45AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$371One-way
09:40AMGlasgow, Buchanan8h05 05:45PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$371One-way
07:20AMGlasgow, Buchanan10h50 06:10PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$371One-way

Timetable Glasgow to Birmingham

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07:20AMGlasgow, Buchanan10h50 06:10PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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09:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan6h50 04:05PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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09:40AMGlasgow, Buchanan8h05 05:45PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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11:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan7h20 06:20PMBirmingham
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08:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan10h45 06:45AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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11:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan7h25 06:25AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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Mon
Sep 27
$97Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
$100easyJet
Tue
Sep 28
$69Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
$54easyJet
Wed
Sep 29
$58Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
$54easyJet
Thu
Sep 30
$69Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
$54easyJet
Fri
Oct 1
$106Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
$54easyJet
Sat
Oct 2
$69Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
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Sun
Oct 3
$97Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
$64easyJet
Mon
Oct 4
$86Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
$54easyJet
Tue
Oct 5
$59Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
$47easyJet
Wed
Oct 6
$58Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
$47easyJet
Thu
Oct 7
$69Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
$47easyJet
Fri
Oct 8
$86Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
$47easyJet
Sat
Oct 9
$152Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
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Sun
Oct 10
$97Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
$108easyJet
Mon
Oct 11
$86Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
$44easyJet
Tue
Oct 12
$69Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
$44easyJet
Wed
Oct 13
$59Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
$44easyJet
Thu
Oct 14
$69Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
$44easyJet
Fri
Oct 15
$86Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
$44easyJet
Sat
Oct 16
$58Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
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The fastest buses from Glasgow to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Fastest Journey

6 h 50 m

Average

8 h 32 m

Buses per day

6

Distance

406 km

Of the 6 buses that leave Glasgow for Birmingham every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 406 km distance in an average of 8 h 32 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 6 h 50 m .

The slowest buses will take 10 h 50 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
09:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan6h50 04:05PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$331One-way
2nd Fastest
11:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan7h20 06:20PMBirmingham
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$261One-way
11:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan7h25 06:25AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$371One-way
09:40AMGlasgow, Buchanan8h05 05:45PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$371One-way
08:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan10h45 06:45AMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$371One-way

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Bus Information from Glasgow to Birmingham

distanceDistance252 miles (406 km)
durationAverage bus duration7 h 20 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$27 (€22)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express or Megabus

Buses from Glasgow to Birmingham cover the 252 miles (406 km) long trip taking on average 7 h 20 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $24 (€19), but the average price of bus tickets is $27 (€22). Travelers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

Bus companies

Bus from Glasgow to Birmingham with National Express

National Express buses will get you from Glasgow to Birmingham from $24 (€19). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

National Express

Enjoy a comfortable bus ride from Glasgow to Birmingham with National Express, the UK’s leading long-distance bus company. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi access and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so charging your phone or laptop won’t be a problem.

Omio shows you the National Express bus schedule for the Glasgow to Birmingham trip, so you can select the best times for your upcoming trip. You can take a bus with National Express for the 252 miles (406 km) journey between Glasgow and Birmingham with prices starting as low as $48 (€39). Select from three different ticket options: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily. Once you’ve picked your preferred ticket, book a cheap bus between Glasgow and Birmingham on Omio today!

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by bus from Glasgow to Birmingham:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

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Buses from Glasgow to Birmingham
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FAQs
How much do cheap buses from Glasgow to Birmingham cost?
Bus tickets between Glasgow and Birmingham for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $24 (€19)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is the bus between Glasgow and Birmingham on average?
If you are looking to buy your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Glasgow to Birmingham bus to cost on average $27 (€22)  one way.
How far is it from Glasgow to Birmingham by bus?
The bus distance from Glasgow to Birmingham is around 252 miles (406 km).
How many hours is the bus time between Glasgow and Birmingham?
The Glasgow to Birmingham bus duration is on average 7 h 20 min, which is to be expected when traveling 252 miles (406 km) to Birmingham from Glasgow. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What station does the bus from Glasgow to Birmingham depart from? Which Birmingham bus station do I come into from Glasgow?

There are a few bus stations in Glasgow to start your journey from including Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow, Hampden Park. In Birmingham you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13) and Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Glasgow Central   and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

Where is the bus station in Glasgow? Where is the bus station in Birmingham?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this route, called Glasgow Central, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Glasgow.

The most popular arrival bus station, Birmingham, Coach Station, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center of Birmingham.

What bus providers offer a service between Glasgow and Birmingham?
For the journey from Glasgow to Birmingham you can take a bus with National Express or Megabus. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services to Birmingham from Glasgow on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Can I purchase a direct bus from Glasgow to Birmingham?
Yes, there are direct buses from Glasgow to Birmingham, and you can find a direct bus for this route with National Express or Megabus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
What time is the earliest bus from Glasgow to Birmingham? What time is the last bus from Glasgow to Birmingham?
You can take the earliest bus from Glasgow to Birmingham at 6: 30 AM   or take the last bus from Glasgow to Birmingham leaving at 7: 00 PM. Look for the latest Glasgow to Birmingham bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this route.
How far in advance should I purchase a bus ticket from Glasgow to Birmingham to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus providers offering this route and save money. If you book bus tickets to Birmingham from Glasgow within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $27 (€22) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your bus ticket from Glasgow to Birmingham a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Birmingham
Birmingham (Coach Station)
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