Train from London to Glasgow

Cheap train tickets from London to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for Oct 01

Cheapest

80

Average

117

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.

London North Eastern Railway
11:30AMLondon6h01 05:31PMGlasgow
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801One-way
Avanti West Coast
12:30PMLondon4h51 05:21PMGlasgow
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901One-way
London North Eastern Railway
04:00PMLondon5h36 09:36PMGlasgow
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London North Eastern Railway
04:30PMLondon5h34 10:04PMGlasgow
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941One-way
London North Eastern Railway
07:00AMLondon5h37 12:37PMGlasgow
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1371One-way

Train schedule from London to Glasgow

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London North Eastern Railway
07:00AMLondon5h37 12:37PMGlasgow
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London North Eastern Railway
08:00AMLondon6h06 02:06PMGlasgow
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Cross Country
09:00AMLondon6h06 03:06PMGlasgow
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Lumo
09:25AMLondon5h41 03:06PMGlasgow
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London North Eastern Railway
11:30AMLondon6h01 05:31PMGlasgow
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Avanti West Coast
12:30PMLondon4h51 05:21PMGlasgow
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London North Eastern Railway
04:00PMLondon5h36 09:36PMGlasgow
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London North Eastern Railway
04:30PMLondon5h34 10:04PMGlasgow
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Lumo
05:27PMLondon6h10 11:37PMGlasgow
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Fastest train times from London to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for Oct 01

Fastest Journey

4 h 51 m

Average

5 h 44 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

555 km

Of the 9 trains that leave London for Glasgow every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Avanti West Coast
12:30PMLondon4h51 05:21PMGlasgow
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901One-way
London North Eastern Railway
04:30PMLondon5h34 10:04PMGlasgow
0 transfers
941One-way
London North Eastern Railway
04:00PMLondon5h36 09:36PMGlasgow
0 transfers
941One-way
London North Eastern Railway
07:00AMLondon5h37 12:37PMGlasgow
0 transfers
1371One-way
Lumo
09:25AMLondon5h41 03:06PMGlasgow
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1411One-way

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Overview: Train from London to Glasgow

distanceDistance344 miles (555 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 32 min
priceAverage train ticket price$76 (€73)
frequencyTrain frequency13 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 13 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesLondon North Eastern Railway, Lumo, Avanti West Coast, Cross Country or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from London to Glasgow cover the 344 miles (555 km) long route taking on average 4 h 32 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway, Lumo, Avanti West Coast, Cross Country or Caledonian Sleeper. Normally, there are 13 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $76 (€73), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $42 (€40). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Glasgow Central.

Train companies: CrossCountry from London to Glasgow trains

Travel between London and Glasgow from $42 (€40) with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

CrossCountry

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

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train between London and Glasgow, check Omio for CrossCountry trains offering this trip. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 344 miles (555 km) trip from London to Glasgow, Omio makes it easier than ever to find CrossCountry trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current CrossCountry train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route to Glasgow from London as well as relevant ticket information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and book your CrossCountry train on Omio. If you search for trains between London and Glasgow in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. With prices for CrossCountry trains from London to Glasgow starting at $146 (€140), buy your official CrossCountry tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

  • Average Price: $146

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
Train tickets from London to Glasgow for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $42 (€40)  one way in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Glasgow train price to come in at an average of $76 (€73)  one way.
You should expect to travel around 344 miles (555 km)  to Glasgow from London by train.
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 32 min.

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your journey from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When arriving in Glasgow, you can end your journey in train stations like Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow).

Omio customers book a train from London Victoria   to Glasgow Central   most frequently for this route.

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from London Victoria and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 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.

For the route from London to Glasgow you can take a train with London North Eastern Railway, Lumo, Avanti West Coast, Cross Country or Caledonian Sleeper. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between London and Glasgow on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Yes, there are 13 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.
The average number of trains departing London for Glasgow is 13 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the first train from London to Glasgow at 4: 31 AM. The last train from London to Glasgow that you can take departs at 10: 50 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Glasgow schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
If you buy the London to Glasgow train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $76 (€73). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from London to Glasgow. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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.
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Public transit options for London Victoria
Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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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
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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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
Metro: N/A
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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
Metro: Tube Lines.
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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
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Public transit options for London Waterloo
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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Public transit options for London Liverpool Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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Public transit options for London Bridge
Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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Public transit options for Heathrow Airport T123
Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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Public transit options for London Marylebone
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
Metro: Bakerloo Line.

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