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Train Information between London and Glasgow

distanceDistance344 miles (555 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price$122 (€102)
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 route taking on average 4 h 41 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 trip for as low as $79 (€66), but the average price of train tickets is $122 (€102). 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.

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Trains from London to Glasgow
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FAQs
How much do cheap trains between London and Glasgow cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Glasgow from London for as low as $79 (€66)  for the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket from London to Glasgow?
The train price from London to Glasgow is on average $122 (€102)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
How far is London to Glasgow by train?
The London to Glasgow train distance is approximately 344 miles (555 km).
How long is the train from London to Glasgow?
While the time it takes to travel 344 miles (555 km) to Glasgow from London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the London to Glasgow train journey time is on average 4 h 41 min.
When traveling by train from London to Glasgow, which train station in London do I depart from and which train station in Glasgow do I arrive in?

When taking the train between London and Glasgow, you can choose to depart from train stations like London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. 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 London Victoria   and arrive in Glasgow Central.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, London Victoria, located approximately 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city center of London. The most popular arrival train station in Glasgow, called Glasgow Central, is located around 0.5 miles (757 m) away from its city center.

Which train providers can take me from London to Glasgow?
For the best London to Glasgow train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway or Caledonian Sleeper. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between London and Glasgow to compare what amenities they may offer.
Can I purchase a direct train from London to Glasgow?
Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day from London to Glasgow. If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with Avanti West Coast. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
How many train services are there to Glasgow from London a day?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from London to Glasgow. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When should I buy the London to Glasgow train for the best deals on tickets?
The price of a one way train ticket from London to Glasgow is on average $122 (€102) if you buy 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 providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from London to Glasgow available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Glasgow
London Victoria is the most popular London 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 London for your trip to Glasgow.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transit options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transit options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
24/7
Public transit options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 2078437688
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transit options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139