Glasgow to Birmingham train

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Cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Jul 20

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Glasgow to Birmingham is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
09:37AM4h29
Glasgow Central (GLC)
02:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$1061One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
08:00AM4h06
Glasgow Central (GLC)
12:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$1061One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
11:56AM4h10
Glasgow Central (GLC)
04:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$1061One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
12:40PM4h26
Glasgow Central (GLC)
05:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$1061One-way
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
08:38AM4h28
Glasgow Central (GLC)
01:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$1171One-way
1 transfer

Train schedule from Glasgow to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, July 20
Avanti West Coast
08:00AM4h06
Glasgow Central (GLC)
12:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:38AM4h28
Glasgow Central (GLC)
01:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
09:37AM4h29
Glasgow Central (GLC)
02:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
10:40AM4h26
Glasgow Central (GLC)
03:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
11:56AM4h10
Glasgow Central (GLC)
04:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
12:40PM4h26
Glasgow Central (GLC)
05:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Glasgow to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Jul 20

Fastest Journey

4 h 6 m

Average

4 h 20 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

406 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Glasgow for Birmingham every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Avanti West Coast
08:00AM4h06
Glasgow Central (GLC)
12:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$1061One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
11:56AM4h10
Glasgow Central (GLC)
04:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$1061One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
10:40AM4h26
Glasgow Central (GLC)
03:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$1721One-way
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
12:40PM4h26
Glasgow Central (GLC)
05:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$1061One-way
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
08:38AM4h28
Glasgow Central (GLC)
01:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$1171One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from Glasgow to Birmingham

distanceDistance252 miles (406 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 6 min
priceAverage train ticket price$152 (€131)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersVirgin Trains, CrossCountry or TransPennine Express

Trains from Glasgow to Birmingham cover the 252 miles (406 km) long route taking on average 4 h 6 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or TransPennine Express. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $57 (€50), but the average price of train tickets is $152 (€131). Travelers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies: Virgin Trains, CrossCountry and TransPennine Express from Glasgow to Birmingham trains

Travel to Birmingham from Glasgow from $57 (€50) with Omio’s train partners Virgin Trains, CrossCountry and TransPennine Express! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to Birmingham from Glasgow. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

CrossCountry from Glasgow to Birmingham train information:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 6 min
  • Cheapest Price: $116
  • CrossCountry frequency: 1 a day

Train tickets from Glasgow to Birmingham: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 42 €
2 weeks earlier 39 €8%
3 weeks earlier 40 €5%
1 month before 37 €14.%
2 months earlier 21 €100%
3 months earlier 22 €91%


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The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Glasgow - Birmingham 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 5% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Glasgow - Birmingham with 2 months in advance you save up to about 100% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 91%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

FAQs: Trains from Glasgow to Birmingham

FAQs: Travel by train from Glasgow to Birmingham 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 Glasgow to Birmingham.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Birmingham can start from as little as $57 (€50) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Glasgow to Birmingham is $152 (€131); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Glasgow to Birmingham is 4 h 6 min   to travel the 252 mile (406 km) long journey, with around there are 12 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Glasgow to Birmingham leaves at 4: 48 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Glasgow to Birmingham leaves at 6: 40 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Glasgow to Birmingham without having to change trains with Virgin Trains or CrossCountry. There are 4 direct trains from Glasgow to Birmingham each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best Glasgow to Birmingham train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or TransPennine Express. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Birmingham from Glasgow to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 6: 40 PM.

When departing from Glasgow, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central or Glasgow Queen Street. When arriving in Birmingham, you can end your journey in train stations like Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham International.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Glasgow Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Birmingham New Street, located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Birmingham from Glasgow is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 6 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Glasgow to Birmingham is May.
You have options as you can travel to Birmingham from Glasgow 3 different ways: bus, train or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Glasgow and Birmingham

Glasgow
Birmingham
Glasgow Central is the most popular Glasgow 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 Glasgow for your trip to Birmingham.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 09: 15 - 21: 30
Public transit options for Glasgow Central
Bus lines: 6, 7, 18, 21, 75, 263, 267, 500 Airport Express
Train lines: West Coast Main Line, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, LNER, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Bus pick up / drop off on Gordon St.
Birmingham New Street is the most popular Birmingham train station for Omio travelers, but Birmingham has quite a few train hubs. Find all the information you need to know about the main railway stations in Birmingham for your trip from Glasgow.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
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
Onward travel information: There are nearby bus stops on Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street Most buses are wheelchair accessible. ********************************************************************************************************** For information go to the local travel information office by the Stephenson Street entrance. Alternatively, visit Transport for West Midlands, or call 0121 214 7214.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Birmingham International
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement coach services can be found at the front of the station opposite the entrance to the long stay car park.

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