Glasgow to Birmingham train

Cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Feb 04

Cheapest

51

Average

87

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.

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11:56AMGlasgow Central4h10 04:06PMBirmingham New Street
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511One-way
12:40PMGlasgow Central4h26 05:06PMBirmingham New Street
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531One-way
08:38AMGlasgow Central4h28 01:06PMBirmingham New Street
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851One-way
09:37AMGlasgow Central4h29 02:06PMBirmingham New Street
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851One-way
10:40AMGlasgow Central4h26 03:06PMBirmingham New Street
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1261One-way

Train schedule from Glasgow to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, February 4
08:00AMGlasgow Central4h06 12:06PMBirmingham New Street
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08:38AMGlasgow Central4h28 01:06PMBirmingham New Street
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09:37AMGlasgow Central4h29 02:06PMBirmingham New Street
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10:40AMGlasgow Central4h26 03:06PMBirmingham New Street
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11:56AMGlasgow Central4h10 04:06PMBirmingham New Street
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12:40PMGlasgow Central4h26 05:06PMBirmingham New Street
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Fastest train times from Glasgow to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Feb 04

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
08:00AMGlasgow Central4h06 12:06PMBirmingham New Street
0 transfers
1261One-way
11:56AMGlasgow Central4h10 04:06PMBirmingham New Street
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511One-way
10:40AMGlasgow Central4h26 03:06PMBirmingham New Street
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1261One-way
12:40PMGlasgow Central4h26 05:06PMBirmingham New Street
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531One-way
08:38AMGlasgow Central4h28 01:06PMBirmingham New Street
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851One-way

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Overview: Train from Glasgow to Birmingham

distanceDistance252 miles (406 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price$200 (€173)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast or Cross Country

Trains from Glasgow to Birmingham cover the 252 miles (406 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 4 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast or Cross Country. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $200 (€173), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $197 (€171). Travelers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train providers: CrossCountry from Glasgow to Birmingham trains

Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets between Glasgow and Birmingham from $197 (€171) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient route.

CrossCountry

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

Book your CrossCountry Glasgow to Birmingham train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry up-to-date train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Glasgow to Birmingham routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance to Birmingham from Glasgow is 252 miles (406 km), and the best price for a one-way Glasgow - Birmingham CrossCountry train ticket starts at $197 (€171) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train. Waiting in a line at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

    Trains from Glasgow to Birmingham

    Two of the UK's largest cities are connected by direct rail services on the West Coast Main Line. Business travellers or vacation makers planning a visit to the West Midlands can take direct trains from Glasgow to Birmingham New Street seven days a week. The quickest journey times are around four hours, with departures available from very early morning to early evening. Indirect connections with one change en route add to the options for the trip south.

    Which train companies travel from Glasgow to Birmingham?

    Virgin Trains operate direct services from Glasgow Central to Birmingham New Street on the West Coast Main Line.  Cross Country Trains also provide direct connections to Birmingham, although it is a slower stopping service. Indirect connections include Virgin Trains services with a change at Carlisle, or Virgin Trains services to Wolverhampton, changing to Cross Country connections to Birmingham.

    How long is the train from Glasgow to Birmingham

    The fastest connection on the 290-mile route south to Birmingham is a Virgin Trains departure taking three hours and 58 minutes to complete the trip from Glasgow. Cross Country Trains services take just over six hours to reach Birmingham. Indirect connections via Newcastle or Wolverhampton take around four hours and 30 minutes on average.

    How many trains are there from Glasgow to Birmingham?

    The Virgin Trains schedule from Glasgow to Birmingham includes one very early morning train then roughly hourly services from 8:00 a.m until the late afternoon. Cross Country direct trains operate every two hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There are roughly two additional indirect connections every hour from early morning to early evening.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Glasgow to Birmingham?

    Departure train station: Glasgow Central Station is located in the centre of the city, with frequent bus connections arriving at stops on Union Street, Argyle Street and Hope Street, and Subway trains available from nearby St Enoch station. Facilities on the station concourse include a pub, a fast-food restaurant, a newsagent, a sandwich shop and cab ranks.

    Arrival train station: The ultra-modern Birmingham New Street Station is located in the city center, served by numerous city buses with stops on Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street. Facilities on the spacious concourse include baggage storage lockers,  bakeries, coffee shops, fast-food restaurants, shops, supermarkets, WiFi, cab ranks and more.

    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%


    Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Glasgow - Birmingham. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

    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.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Glasgow to Birmingham

    Travel Tips: Travel by train 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
    Train tickets to Birmingham from Glasgow for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $197 (€171)  one way in the next 7 days.
    If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Glasgow to Birmingham train to cost on average $200 (€173)  one way.
    The train distance from Glasgow to Birmingham is around 252 miles (406 km).
    The train time between Glasgow and Birmingham is on average 6 h 4 min  for the 252 miles (406 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Glasgow to Birmingham by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

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

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

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Glasgow Central, located approximately 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center of Glasgow. The most popular arrival train station in Birmingham, called Birmingham New Street, is located around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from its city center.

    Take the Glasgow to Birmingham train with Avanti West Coast or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from Glasgow to Birmingham as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    If you purchase the Glasgow to Birmingham train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $200 (€173). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Glasgow and Birmingham. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this connection

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    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.
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    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.
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    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stop on the bridge at Cathedral Street
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    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Elmbank Gardens to the left of the station entrance
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    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Victoria Road
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