How to travel from London to Glasgow

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from London to Glasgow

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

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

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Travel Information from London to Glasgow

distanceDistance344 miles (555 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $93
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $20 (€18) • 8 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $53 (€49) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus, easyJet or Caledonian Sleeper

Travel 344 miles (555 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Glasgow from 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, easyJet or Caledonian Sleeper among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from London to Glasgow.

How to travel from London to Glasgow

The route from London to Glasgow is one of the most popular in the UK. Travelers can make the trip between the two cities by train, bus, or flight. The average travel time from London to Glasgow ranges between one hour and 20 minutes to nine hours and 24 minutes depending on the mode of transport chosen. There are daily connections with each of the different means of transport to Glasgow from London.

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Glasgow?

The cheapest way to travel from London to Glasgow is by bus. This service is offered by two main carriers, National Express and Megabus. The distance covered by bus from London to Glasgow is 345 miles, translating to an average travel time of nine hours and 24 minutes. The fastest bus on this route makes the trip in eight hours and 15 minutes. Most trips on this route are direct connections, offering travelers a non-stop journey. Long-distance buses, on the other hand, have a maximum of one transfer along the way at Carlisle or Birmingham. Buses depart from the London Victoria coach station and arrive at Buchanan coach station in Glasgow.

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

The fastest way to travel from London to Glasgow is by flight. This trip takes one hour and 15 minutes, making it convenient for business travelers with tight schedules. There are 13 daily flight schedules for the trip from London to Glasgow. These flights depart at different times throughout the day. When considering airport transfer and check-in time, flights from London to Glasgow take up to four hours. Airlines that operate flights from London to Glasgow include Flybe, KLM, British Airways, and easyJet. The departure points for flights to Glasgow from London are Gatwick, Stansted, Heathrow, Luton, and City airports. The different flights on this route drop off passengers at Glasgow International Airport.

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Travel from London to Glasgow by train

The journey by train from London to Glasgow features scenic views of the UK landscape. Train companies operating on the route include Virgin Trains, Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway, and First Transpennine Express. Among them, they offer 13 direct train schedules from London to Glasgow. The average travel time to Glasgow from London is five hours and 23 minutes. The fastest train on this route takes four hours and 40 minutes. Trains from Glasgow to London feature first and second class cabins to suit different travelers and budgets. Passengers on first-class cabins enjoy complimentary meals during the journey. Trains depart from London Euston and King's Cross stations and arrive at the Glasgow Central railway station. This station is at the heart of the city center and within walking distance to bus stops in case further connections are needed.

Travel from London to Glasgow by bus

There are seven daily departures by bus from London to Glasgow. The first bus leaves London in the morning while the last one leaves late at night, taking an average travel time of eight hours and 15 minutes. London to Glasgow buses boasts free WiFi and individual power outlets to help keep devices charged and keep travelers entertained throughout the trip. Travelers who wish to rest during the trip will enjoy comfortable adjustable seats with enough legroom to stretch out. Buses depart from the London Victoria coach station and arrive at Buchanan coach station in Glasgow. The arrival bus station is located within the city center.

Travel from London to Glasgow by plane

Flights from London to Glasgow take one hour and 15 minutes to arrive at their destination. The first flight leaves London early in the morning with the rest of the flights spread out throughout the day. Long-distance flights with stops can take more than 15 hours to get travelers to the destination depending on the route they take and the layover time. Flights from London have different departure points, including Gatwick, Stansted, Heathrow, Luton and City airports. These flights arrive at the Glasgow International Airport which is 6.8 miles from the city center. The arrival airport is well connected by public transport which takes approximately 25 minutes to the city center.

How to get from London to Glasgow

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from London to Glasgow, 57,94% 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 London to Glasgow 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 London to Glasgow

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There are 4 ways that you can travel to Glasgow from London. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

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

This is compared to other travel options to Glasgow:

A bus is $33 (€30) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from London to Glasgow costing on average $53 (€49).

A bus is generally $73 (€68) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $93 (€86) from London to Glasgow.

The quickest way to travel to Glasgow from 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, taking a bus requires on average 8 h   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 4 h 30 min.

The distance is approximately 344 miles (555 km) from London to Glasgow.

The average frequency per day from London to Glasgow is:

  • 2 buses per day.
  • 13 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between London and Glasgow 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 London to Glasgow:

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

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

  • Megabus can take you to Glasgow by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Megabus from London to Glasgow for $20 (€18).
  • EasyJet can get you to Glasgow by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with easyJet from London to Glasgow for $53 (€49) on Omio.
  • Caledonian Sleeper can get you to Glasgow by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Caledonian Sleeper from London to Glasgow for $93 (€86) on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 2 direct buses a day to Glasgow with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.
  • You'll find 13 direct trains a day to Glasgow with Avanti West Coast.

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

Many of our customers who book a trip from London to Glasgow often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Edinburgh, Manchester or Birmingham. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your London and Glasgow itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Glasgow and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from London 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 journey is costing $20 (€18) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $53 (€49) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $93 (€86) one way on average.

But we recommend booking London to Glasgow 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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