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from Birmingham to Glasgow

You can get from Birmingham to Glasgow by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Birmingham to Glasgow on Sep 17 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:45AMBirmingham International Airport1h20 10:05AMGlasgow International Airport
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$831One-way
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11:00AMBirmingham7h20 06:20PMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$301One-way
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08:20PMBirmingham International Airport1h20 09:40PMGlasgow International Airport
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$931One-way
01:15PMBirmingham, Coach Station6h55 08:10PMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$431One-way
07:30AMBirmingham, Coach Station8h20 03:50PMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$381One-way

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Fri
Sep 17
$150Avanti West Coast
$27Megabus
$75easyJet
Sat
Sep 18
$150Avanti West Coast
$27Megabus
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Sun
Sep 19
$158Avanti West Coast
$32Megabus
$63easyJet
Mon
Sep 20
$98Avanti West Coast
$22National Express
$54easyJet
Tue
Sep 21
$59Avanti West Coast
$17National Express
$54easyJet
Wed
Sep 22
$39Avanti West Coast
$17National Express
$50easyJet
Thu
Sep 23
$70Avanti West Coast
$26National Express
$54easyJet
Fri
Sep 24
$98Avanti West Coast
$26National Express
$60easyJet
Sat
Sep 25
$111Avanti West Coast
$26National Express
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Sun
Sep 26
$116Avanti West Coast
$26National Express
$47easyJet
Mon
Sep 27
$153Avanti West Coast
$26National Express
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Tue
Sep 28
$59Avanti West Coast
$14National Express
$44easyJet
Wed
Sep 29
$41Avanti West Coast
$14National Express
$44easyJet
Thu
Sep 30
$59Avanti West Coast
$26National Express
$44easyJet
Fri
Oct 1
$98Avanti West Coast
$17National Express
$50easyJet
Sat
Oct 2
$111Avanti West Coast
$14National Express
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Sun
Oct 3
$115Avanti West Coast
$27Megabus
$44easyJet
Mon
Oct 4
$98Avanti West Coast
$26National Express
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Tue
Oct 5
$59Avanti West Coast
$26National Express
$44easyJet
Wed
Oct 6
$40Avanti West Coast
$27Megabus
$44easyJet

Travel Information between Birmingham and Glasgow

distanceDistance252 miles (406 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $151
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $24 (€19) • 7 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $44 (€35) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus, easyJet or Avanti West Coast

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 252 miles (406 km) between Birmingham and Glasgow. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€19). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus, easyJet or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Birmingham to Glasgow.

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FAQs
How do I travel from Birmingham to Glasgow?

There are 3 travel options from Birmingham to Glasgow: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Birmingham to Glasgow?

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Glasgow is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $24 (€19) compared to other travel options to Glasgow:

Taking a bus is usually $20 (€16) less than taking a flight to Glasgow, which costs on average $44 (€35) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is usually $127 (€101) less than taking a train to Glasgow, which costs on average $151 (€120) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Birmingham to Glasgow?

The fastest way to get to Glasgow from Birmingham is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

Other travel options to Glasgow can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 7 h 20 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 25 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Birmingham to Glasgow?

The Birmingham to Glasgow distance is around 252 miles (406 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Birmingham to Glasgow?

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Glasgow is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Glasgow from Birmingham as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Birmingham and in Glasgow?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Birmingham to Glasgow:

  • Buses mostly depart from Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.
  • Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow most often leave from Birmingham International Airport and arrive in Glasgow International Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Birmingham at Birmingham New Street and arrive in Glasgow at Glasgow Central.
Which travel companies can take me from Birmingham to Glasgow?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to Glasgow, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Megabus to go to Glasgow by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus Birmingham to Glasgow tickets on Omio for $24 (€19).
  • Travel with easyJet for flights to Glasgow. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for easyJet Birmingham to Glasgow tickets on Omio for $44 (€35).
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast to go to Glasgow by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanti West Coast Birmingham to Glasgow tickets on Omio for $151 (€120).
Can I travel directly to Glasgow from Birmingham?

Yes, there are direct services available from Birmingham to Glasgow with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 12 direct trains per day with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Glasgow as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Glasgow from Birmingham.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Birmingham to Glasgow?
Omio customers who travel from Birmingham to Glasgow often also extend their vacation to go to London, Edinburgh or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Glasgow and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I book Birmingham to Glasgow tickets online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Birmingham to Glasgow, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $24 (€19) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this trip is costing $44 (€35) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $151 (€120) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Birmingham to Glasgow tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Birmingham
Glasgow
Birmingham (Coach Station)
Amenities
Birmingham Moor Street
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Birmingham New Street
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