The cheapest trains from London to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Cheapest

$114

Average

$132

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 London to Glasgow will cost around $ 132 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 114.

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01:30PMLondon Euston4h30 06:00PMGlasgow Central
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$1141One-way
04:57PMLondon Euston4h47 09:44PMGlasgow Central
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$1211One-way
04:27PMLondon Euston4h32 08:59PMGlasgow Central
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$1211One-way
02:30PMLondon Euston4h46 07:16PMGlasgow Central
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$1211One-way
10:30AMLondon Euston4h46 03:16PMGlasgow Central
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$1211One-way

Timetable London to Glasgow

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08:30AMLondon Euston4h33 01:03PMGlasgow Central
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09:30AMLondon Euston4h32 02:02PMGlasgow Central
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10:30AMLondon Euston4h46 03:16PMGlasgow Central
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11:30AMLondon Euston4h29 03:59PMGlasgow Central
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12:30PMLondon Euston4h41 05:11PMGlasgow Central
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01:30PMLondon Euston4h30 06:00PMGlasgow Central
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02:30PMLondon Euston4h46 07:16PMGlasgow Central
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03:30PMLondon Kings Cross5h56 09:26PMGlasgow Central
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03:30PMLondon Euston4h31 08:01PMGlasgow Central
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04:27PMLondon Euston4h32 08:59PMGlasgow Central
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04:57PMLondon Euston4h47 09:44PMGlasgow Central
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05:27PMLondon Euston4h43 10:10PMGlasgow Central
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05:43PMLondon Euston5h34 11:17PMGlasgow Central
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06:30PMLondon Euston4h39 11:09PMGlasgow Central
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07:10PMLondon Euston4h56 12:06AMGlasgow Central
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Tue
Sep 21
$167Avanti West Coast
$17Megabus
$98British Airways
Wed
Sep 22
$121Avanti West Coast
$17Megabus
$70easyJet
Thu
Sep 23
$121Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$83easyJet
Fri
Sep 24
$132Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$134easyJet
Sat
Sep 25
$106Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$103easyJet
Sun
Sep 26
$167Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$86easyJet
Mon
Sep 27
$213Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$64easyJet
Tue
Sep 28
$121Avanti West Coast
$17Megabus
$58easyJet
Wed
Sep 29
$114Avanti West Coast
$17Megabus
$58easyJet
Thu
Sep 30
$121Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$52easyJet
Fri
Oct 1
$113Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$81easyJet
Sat
Oct 2
$76Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$86easyJet
Sun
Oct 3
$148Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$57easyJet
Mon
Oct 4
$165Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$47easyJet
Tue
Oct 5
$106Avanti West Coast
$17Megabus
$47easyJet
Wed
Oct 6
$106Avanti West Coast
$17Megabus
$47easyJet
Thu
Oct 7
$114Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$47easyJet
Fri
Oct 8
$106Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$68easyJet
Sat
Oct 9
$76Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$47easyJet
Sun
Oct 10
$121Avanti West Coast
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Mon
Oct 11
$133Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$47easyJet

The fastest trains from London to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Fastest Journey

4 h 29 m

Average

4 h 47 m

Trains per day

15

Distance

555 km

Of the 15 trains that leave London for Glasgow every day 15 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 555 km distance in an average of 4 h 47 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 29 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 56 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
11:30AMLondon Euston4h29 03:59PMGlasgow Central
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$1211One-way
01:30PMLondon Euston4h30 06:00PMGlasgow Central
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$1131One-way
03:30PMLondon Euston4h31 08:01PMGlasgow Central
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$1211One-way
04:27PMLondon Euston4h32 08:59PMGlasgow Central
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$1211One-way
09:30AMLondon Euston4h32 02:02PMGlasgow Central
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$1211One-way

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Train Information between London and Glasgow

distanceDistance344 miles (555 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 33 min
priceAverage train ticket price$147 (€118)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from London to Glasgow cover the 344 miles (555 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 33 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway or Caledonian Sleeper. 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 $106 (€86), but the average price of train tickets is $147 (€118). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Glasgow Central.

Trains from London to Glasgow

Whether you’re taking in the views along the River Clyde, enjoying the many acclaimed museums and cultural institutions, or shopping in Glasgow’s Style Mile, the port city of Glasgow is brimming entertaining activities! And with trains running almost hourly from London to Glasgow – as many as 20 trains per day – it is easy to get there!  With so many options, travelers are sure to find a schedule for this 5h train ride that suits their needs.

 

Which train companies travel from London to Glasgow?

Avanti West Coast, formerly Virgin Trains, is the train company that provides service from London to Glasgow.  Because all trains in the Avanti fleet are high-speed trains, passengers arrive at their destinations with minimal travel time.

 

Avanti West Coast trains from London to Glasgow

Avanti West Coast trains depart from London Euston on a direct route for Glasgow Central Station about once per hour. Riding in their high-speed trains, you’ll arrive at your destination in about 5h, with the fastest routes arriving in just under 4h 30min. The ticket policy provides for a variety of ticket types, including Anytime, Advance, and Off Peak. Other services include the options to change or refund your ticket. If you need to change your scheduled travel date and/or time, you may be able to amend your ticket up to 24h before the original ticket time without being charged any admin fees, depending on the ticket type. You may be also eligible for a refund (minus an admin fee) if your train is cancelled or heavily damaged.

 

Train London to Glasgow: Services on board

Avanti West Coast offers both the economical Standard ticket and the First-Class ticket, which includes amenities such as more comfortable seating and catered meal services. Either way, Avanti’s travel policy allows for up to two pieces of carry-on luggage, each measuring no more than 12 x 27.5 x 35.5 in (30 x 70 x 90 cm), plus a bag that fits on your lap. Animal lovers will be pleased to know that Avanti West Coast offers pet-friendly travel; you can bring one domestic pet with you for no additional charge as long as your furry friend doesn’t take up another seat. Additional pets can ride with you for a small fee. Pets can be leashed or can travel in a pet carrier measuring up to 33.5 x 23.5 x 23.5 in (85 x 60 x 60 cm). Bikes are also allowed, but space is limited to 4 bikes per train so be sure to reserve your space (at no additional charge) before you travel. Also, be sure to arrive a little early to allow time to get your bike to the proper location on the train. Wheelchair Assistance is available to help disabled passengers get safely on and off the train. If further help is needed for passengers who are elderly, injured or disabled, you can contact Avanti before your journey to ensure a smooth trip.

 

London to Glasgow Train Time: Daily Departures

Weekday train services run roughly every hour from about 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with a few extra trains running during the evening rush hour. On Saturday, train times are on an (almost) hourly schedule, running from about 6:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday departures are more limited, with only 3 trains running between about 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Holiday hours vary; be sure to check the holiday timetables before booking your travel.

 

How long is the journey by train from London to Glasgow?

The duration of most of the routes from London to Glasgow is right around 5h, with the fastest routes reaching their destination in just under 4h 30min. Passengers enjoy direct, non-stop rides on all the routes. Tickets are available for both peak and off peak hours. Off peak hours are all day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as after the morning rush (about 9:00 a.m.) on Mondays through Thursdays.

 

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

Departure train station: Convenient to the city center, the London Euston train station is less than 2 miles (3 km) from Trafalgar Square. Travelers can easily reach the Euston station by bus, the London Underground (subway) and the London Overground (commuter rail), which all have stops at Euston. Facilities at the train station include restrooms, ATMs, free Wi-Fi services, car rental services, and baby-changing stations. It is recommended you arrive at least 30min before departure, but you may want to allow some extra time to explore the shops and restaurants at the station.

Arrival train station: Glasgow Central Station, located in the heart of Glasgow, is Scotland’s busiest station. It is easily accessible from all points of the city by bus and by Scotland’s commuter rail service, ScotRail. Facilities at the train station include restrooms, showers, ATMs, free Wi-Fi services, a lost-and-found counter, and baby-changing stations. You’ll also find a variety shops and restaurants, including a First Class Lounge for Avanti West Coast passengers.

 

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Glasgow?

There are many ways to purchase cheap train tickets from London to Glasgow. Purchasing an Advance ticket, which is valid for a specific departure date and time, can be a great way to save money. You can buy your Advance ticket as early as 24 weeks before your travel date or as late as 1h from your desired departure time. Advance tickets are non-refundable, but they can be changed (for a fee).  Buying an Off Peak ticket is a good low-cost option if you can begin your journey after the morning rush or if you are traveling on the weekends. Children and young adults (age 0-25) can also score cheap train tickets by purchasing discounted youth tickets. Other ways to save money include purchasing a Railcard, traveling in groups to get a group discount, being flexible with dates, and keeping your eyes open for specials throughout the year. As with many cost-saving opportunities, it pays to be flexible and to stay vigilant when searching for bargains!

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

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 42 €
2 weeks earlier 36 €17%
3 weeks earlier 36 €17%
1 month before 35 €20%
2 months earlier 36 €17%
3 months earlier 35 €20%


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 London - Glasgow. 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 London - Glasgow 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 17% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket London - Glasgow with 2 months in advance you save up to about 17% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 20%.
  • 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 London 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 London to Glasgow.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from London to Glasgow?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from London to Glasgow to cost as little as $106 (€86)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the train between London and Glasgow on average?
The train price to Glasgow from London is on average $147 (€118)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
What is the distance from London to Glasgow by train?
You should expect to travel around 344 miles (555 km)  from London to Glasgow by train.
How long is a train from London to Glasgow on average?
On average the London to Glasgow train travel time is 4 h 33 min  for the 344 miles (555 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from London to Glasgow do I depart from? Which Glasgow train station from London do I arrive in?

Some of the London train stations to Glasgow you can start your journey from include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Glasgow include Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow).

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Glasgow Central.

Where do I find the London train station to Glasgow? Where is the Glasgow train station?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from London Victoria and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 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 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city center.

Which train companies can take me between London and Glasgow?
When taking a train from London to Glasgow, you can count on Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway or Caledonian Sleeper for the best way to get you to Glasgow. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between London and Glasgow and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Can I find a direct train from London to Glasgow?
Yes, there are 12 direct trains to Glasgow from London per day with Avanti West Coast  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
How many trains are there between London and Glasgow a day?
The average number of trains departing London for Glasgow is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from London to Glasgow? When is the last train from London to Glasgow?
The first London to Glasgow train departs at 7: 30 AM   and the last train from London to Glasgow leaves at 10: 30 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from London to Glasgow on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I purchase London to Glasgow train tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from London to Glasgow within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $147 (€118) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from London to Glasgow are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Glasgow
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Paddington
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport. Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176