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Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for May 21

Cheapest

$92

Average

$155

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 Birmingham to Glasgow will cost around $ 155 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 92.

Cheapest
08:15AMBirmingham New Street5h45 02:00PMGlasgow Central
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$921One-way
10:54AMBirmingham Snow Hill5h56 04:50PMGlasgow Central
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$1481One-way
09:15AMBirmingham New Street5h35 02:50PMGlasgow Central
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$1481One-way
09:03AMBirmingham New Street6h03 03:06PMGlasgow Queen Street
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$1941One-way
10:03AMBirmingham New Street6h03 04:06PMGlasgow Queen Street
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$1941One-way

Train schedule from Birmingham to Glasgow

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08:15AMBirmingham New Street5h45 02:00PMGlasgow Central
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09:03AMBirmingham New Street6h03 03:06PMGlasgow Queen Street
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09:15AMBirmingham New Street5h35 02:50PMGlasgow Central
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10:03AMBirmingham New Street6h03 04:06PMGlasgow Queen Street
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10:54AMBirmingham Snow Hill5h56 04:50PMGlasgow Central
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Sat
May 21
$92Avanti West Coast
$14Flixbus
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Sun
May 22
$92Avanti West Coast
$27Megabus
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Mon
May 23
$59Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
$54easyJet
Tue
May 24
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$24Megabus
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Wed
May 25
$51Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
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Thu
May 26
$51Avanti West Coast
$14Flixbus
$66easyJet
Fri
May 27
$115Cross Country
$18Flixbus
$66easyJet
Sat
May 28
$100Avanti West Coast
$18Flixbus
$113easyJet
Sun
May 29
$60Avanti West Coast
$22Flixbus
$77easyJet
Mon
May 30
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$18Flixbus
$50easyJet
Tue
May 31
$99Avanti West Coast
$18Flixbus
$45easyJet
Wed
Jun 1
$100Avanti West Coast
$16Flixbus
$50easyJet
Thu
Jun 2
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$24Megabus
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Fri
Jun 3
$100Avanti West Coast
$20Flixbus
$56easyJet
Sat
Jun 4
$100Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
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Sun
Jun 5
$106Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
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Mon
Jun 6
$92Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
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Tue
Jun 7
$50Avanti West Coast
$24Megabus
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Wed
Jun 8
$51Avanti West Coast
$14Flixbus
$48easyJet
Thu
Jun 9
$51Avanti West Coast
$14Flixbus
$48easyJet

Fastest train times from Birmingham to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for May 21

Fastest Journey

5 h 35 m

Average

5 h 52 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

406 km

It's difficult to get from Birmingham to Glasgow without transferring at least once.

Fastest
09:15AMBirmingham New Street5h35 02:50PMGlasgow Central
2 changes
$1481One-way
08:15AMBirmingham New Street5h45 02:00PMGlasgow Central
1 changes
$921One-way
10:54AMBirmingham Snow Hill5h56 04:50PMGlasgow Central
4 changes
$1481One-way
09:03AMBirmingham New Street6h03 03:06PMGlasgow Queen Street
1 changes
$1941One-way
10:03AMBirmingham New Street6h03 04:06PMGlasgow Queen Street
1 changes
$1941One-way

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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Glasgow

distanceDistance252 miles (406 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 46 min
priceAverage train ticket price$78 (€69)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast, Cross Country, Scotrail or London North Eastern Railway

Trains from Birmingham to Glasgow cover the 252 miles (406 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 46 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, Cross Country, Scotrail or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $78 (€69), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $51 (€45). Travelers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Glasgow Central.

Train providers: CrossCountry from Birmingham to Glasgow trains

CrossCountry trains will get you to Glasgow from Birmingham from $51 (€45). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Glasgow from Birmingham you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

CrossCountry tickets between Birmingham and Glasgow are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect journey with CrossCountry between Birmingham and Glasgow all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current CrossCountry train schedules and train tickets available on Omio for the 252 miles (406 km) trip. You can also see relevant travel information for the CrossCountry train, such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Birmingham to Glasgow routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best CrossCountry Birmingham to Glasgow train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Glasgow with CrossCountry!

Train information from Birmingham to Glasgow with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 16 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 1 a day

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

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Trains from Birmingham to Glasgow

Travel by train to Glasgow easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Birmingham to Glasgow.
FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest train from Birmingham to Glasgow?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Birmingham to Glasgow trains for as little as $51 (€45)  in the next 7 days.

What is the price of a train ticket to Glasgow from Birmingham?

If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Birmingham to Glasgow train price to come in at an average of $78 (€69)  one way.

How far is it from Birmingham to Glasgow by train?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Birmingham and Glasgow by train to be approximately 252 miles (406 km).

How long is a train between Birmingham and Glasgow on average?

On average the Birmingham to Glasgow train travel time is 4 h 46 min  for the 252 miles (406 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

What is the departure train station in Birmingham and arrival train station in Glasgow?

When taking the train from Birmingham to Glasgow, you can choose to depart from train stations like Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham International. Your journey can end in train stations such as Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow).

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Birmingham New Street   and arrive in Glasgow Central.

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

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Birmingham New Street and need to travel around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Glasgow most often arrive at Glasgow Central and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from this train station to the city center.

Which train companies should I travel with from Birmingham to Glasgow?

Take the Birmingham to Glasgow train with Avanti West Coast, Cross Country, Scotrail or London North Eastern Railway. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route to Glasgow from Birmingham as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services per day are there from Birmingham to Glasgow?

On average, there are 12 trains a day from Birmingham to Glasgow. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What time is the earliest train from Birmingham to Glasgow? What time is the last train from Birmingham to Glasgow?

You can take the earliest train from Birmingham to Glasgow at 5: 15 AM   or take the last train from Birmingham to Glasgow leaving at 7: 38 PM. Look for the latest Birmingham to Glasgow train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.

How early should I buy train tickets between Birmingham and Glasgow to score the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Birmingham to Glasgow is on average $78 (€69) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between Birmingham and Glasgow available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Birmingham
Glasgow
Birmingham New Street is the most popular Birmingham railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Birmingham for your trip to Glasgow.
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ParkingParking
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Public transit options for Birmingham New Street
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales