The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from London to Glasgow will cost around $ 187 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 101.
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Trains per day
Of the 10 train that leave London for Glasgow every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 555 km distance in an average of 5h 38m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 5h 14m .
The slowest train will take 6h 20m 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
5 hours 4 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$92|
|Trains depart from:||London|
|Trains arrive in:||Glasgow|
|Train Companies:||London North Eastern Railway, Virgin Trains|
Trains in the United Kingdom are an efficient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes in the UK. During the week, trains from London to Glasgow run generally hourly from the early morning well into the late evening, with most trains departing from Euston Station, although some journeys begin at King's Cross. Weekday London to Glasgow trains are typically direct and require around 4.5 to 5.5 hours to arrive in Glasgow. On Saturday and Sunday London to Glasgow train schedules are relatively unchanged, with departures beginning a little later in the mid-morning. While the vast majority of London to Glasgow trains available will be direct, some trains do have a change and require passengers to transfer in Carlisle. London to Glasgow trains run along the West Coast Main Line, and are operated by Virgin Trains.
While it may be cheaper to book a bus ticket from London to Glasgow, the train offers a more comfortable alternative. Travelers can offset some of the cost of train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.
Trains from London to Glasgow depart mostly from Euston Station with a few leaving from King’s Cross Station. Both stations are located in central London and are about a 15-minute walk from one another. Both stations offer ample connections via Transport for London (TfL).
London Euston Station has an Overground stop and an Underground stop on both branches of the Northern line as well as the Victoria line and is only one stop from King’s Cross.
London King’s Cross Station is located on the Bank Branch of the Northern Line, the Victoria Line, the Piccadilly Line, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle lines of the London Underground. Other national rail services are available at both stations, as well as a large number of buses and night buses.
For international connections, St Pancras International Station is located between the stations at less than a 10-minute walk from either.
Glasgow is an old industrial city that has grown into an eclectic creative center. The city is practically overflowing with art - with a great amount of the city's art being found in the city's buildings themselves. Glasgow Central Station is an architectural sight to see with the large glass bridge located above Argyle Street. Trains from London will arrive here as the station is the main one serving the city. Accessing the station can be done via Union Street. Buses can also be found on Hope Street. There is an inter-station bus that runs between Glasgow Central, to Queen Street Station and Buchanan Bus Station available as well from Gordon Street. Airport buses connecting passengers to Glasgow Airport depart from Waterloo Street at the Hope Street exit. Centrally located, the station is only a few minutes walk to the main shopping area of Argyle Street, which is the main thoroughfare for Glasgow.