How to travel from Glasgow to London

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from Glasgow to London

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

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To get from Glasgow to London on Nov 29 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:15PMGlasgow International Airport1h20 08:35PMLondon Stansted Airport
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10:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan10h05 08:20PMLondon
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08:50PMGlasgow International Airport1h25 10:15PMLondon Gatwick Airport
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11:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan8h00 07:30AMLondon
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11:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan10h05 09:05PMLondon
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Travel Information to London from Glasgow

distanceDistance344 miles (555 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $138
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $20 (€18) • 8 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $138 (€126) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus, BA Cityflyer or London North Eastern Railway

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 344 miles (555 km) from Glasgow to London. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $20 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus, BA Cityflyer or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Glasgow to London.

How to Travel from Glasgow to London

Located approximately 640 kilometers apart the journey from Glasgow to London is most convenient by airplane for those traveling in the UK. On average flights take no longer than 2 hours 15 minutes with easy connections upon arrival in London. Traveling from Glasgow to London by bus offers flexible options for tighter budgets while trains run regularly with direct services starting in the early morning and running reliable schedules throughout the day.

Trains from Glasgow to London | Buses from Glasgow to London | Flights from Glasgow to London

Glasgow to London Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€34

8:20 h

2 Weeks Before

trains

€77

4:32 h

1 Day Before

flight

€26

1:10 h

2 Weeks Before


What is the best way to travel from Glasgow to London?

Cheapest way to travel from Glasgow to London


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Taking a flight is usually the cheapest way to travel from Glasgow to London when booking ahead of time. However, if you are booking last-minute, traveling from Glasgow to London by bus will likely be the cheapest option. Flights depart from Glasgow airport and arrive at one of London's Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, City or Luton airports. Airlines that travel directly from Glasgow to London include EasyJet, RyanAir, and British Airways.


Fastest way to travel from Glasgow to London


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The fastest way to travel from Glasgow to London is by taking a flight. A Glasgow to London flight usually requires only 1:10 h of flight time; however, when transport to and from the Glasgow and London airports are taken into consideration, the journey will take approximately 3 and a half hours. Approximately 30 direct flights travel from Glasgow to London every day.


Most popular way to travel from Glasgow to London


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Taking a flight is the most popular way to travel from Glasgow to London. Taking a flight is at least 7 hours faster than taking the bus and approximately an hour faster than taking the train when travel to and from London and Glasgow's airports is taken into consideration. Taking a flight is also €51 cheaper on average than traveling from Glasgow to London by train. Since flights traveling from Glasgow to London arrive at all of London's major airports it is easy to find a convenient flight no matter where your final destination is located in London.


How to get from Glasgow to London

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Glasgow to London, 62,16% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Glasgow to London and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Glasgow to London

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FAQs

There are 4 travel options from Glasgow to London: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Glasgow and London is by taking a bus with an average price of $20 (€18).

This is compared to other travel options to London:

Taking a bus is usually $118 (€108) less than taking a flight to London, which costs on average $138 (€126) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $88 (€81) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $109 (€99) from Glasgow to London.

The quickest way to travel from Glasgow to London is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to London by bus can take on average 8 h.

In comparison, getting to London by train can take on average 4 h 31 min.

London is approximately 344 miles (555 km) away from Glasgow.

The average frequency per day from Glasgow to London is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 14 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Glasgow and London as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Flights most often depart from Glasgow at Glasgow International Airport and arrive in London at London Heathrow Airport.
  • Trains from Glasgow to London most often leave from Glasgow Central and arrive in London Victoria.

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

  • Megabus can get you to London by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Megabus from Glasgow to London for $20 (€18) on Omio.
  • BA Cityflyer can get you to London by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with BA Cityflyer from Glasgow to London for $138 (€126) on Omio.
  • London North Eastern Railway can take you to London by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for London North Eastern Railway from Glasgow to London for $109 (€99).

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

  • You can find around 14 direct trains per day and travel with Avanti West Coast.

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

Omio customers who travel from Glasgow to London often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between London and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $20 (€18) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $138 (€126) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $109 (€99) one way for this journey.

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

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