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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 Sep 18 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:00PMLondon8h00 07:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$191One-way
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10:25PMLondon10h05 08:30AMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$181One-way
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08:30AMLondon9h15 05:45PMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$251One-way
10:30PMLondon8h20 06:50AMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$261One-way
08:00AMLondon10h20 06:20PMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$191One-way

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Fri
Sep 17
$168Avanti West Coast
$23Megabus
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Sat
Sep 18
$154Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$129easyJet
Sun
Sep 19
$168Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$188British Airways
Mon
Sep 20
$168Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$179British Airways
Tue
Sep 21
$122Avanti West Coast
$17Megabus
$64easyJet
Wed
Sep 22
$107Avanti West Coast
$17Megabus
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Thu
Sep 23
$122Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$83easyJet
Fri
Sep 24
$122Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
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Sat
Sep 25
$77Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$122British Airways
Sun
Sep 26
$149Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$82easyJet
Mon
Sep 27
$214Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$60easyJet
Tue
Sep 28
$114Avanti West Coast
$17Megabus
$50easyJet
Wed
Sep 29
$114Avanti West Coast
$17Megabus
$50easyJet
Thu
Sep 30
$114Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$53easyJet
Fri
Oct 1
$107Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
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Sat
Oct 2
$77Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$73easyJet
Sun
Oct 3
$122Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$47easyJet
Mon
Oct 4
$122Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$47easyJet
Tue
Oct 5
$107Avanti West Coast
$17Megabus
$80British Airways
Wed
Oct 6
$107Avanti West Coast
$17Megabus
$47easyJet
Thu
Oct 7
$107Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$47easyJet

Travel Information from London to Glasgow

distanceDistance344 miles (555 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $169
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€13) • 8 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $83 (€67) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus, British Airways or Avanti West Coast

Travel 344 miles (555 km) by bus, flight or train from London to Glasgow. 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 $16 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus, British Airways or Avanti West Coast 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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FAQs
How do I go from London to Glasgow?

You can travel between London and Glasgow 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from London to Glasgow?

The cheapest way to get from London to Glasgow is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $16 (€13) compared to other travel options to Glasgow:

Taking a bus is usually $67 (€54) less than taking a flight to Glasgow, which costs on average $83 (€67) for the same trip.

A bus is $153 (€122) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from London to Glasgow costing on average $169 (€135).

What is the fastest way from London to Glasgow?

The quickest way to travel between London and Glasgow 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, going by bus can take 8 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 29 min   of travel time.

How far is Glasgow from London?

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

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

The average frequency per day from London to Glasgow is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from London to Glasgow?

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from London to Glasgow depart from London, Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.
  • Most travelers catch their flight from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Glasgow International Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from London Victoria and arrive in Glasgow Central.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from London to Glasgow?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Glasgow:

  • You can travel by bus to Glasgow from London with Megabus, and you can find Megabus London to Glasgow tickets for $16 (€13) on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from London to Glasgow with British Airways. Cheap tickets can be found for $83 (€67) with British Airways from London to Glasgow.
  • You can go to Glasgow from London by train with Avanti West Coast. You'll see cheap train tickets for $169 (€135) with Avanti West Coast from London to Glasgow on Omio.
Can I find a direct route between London and Glasgow?

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

  • You can find around 12 direct trains per day and travel with Avanti West Coast or London North Eastern Railway.

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 London.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Glasgow from London ends?
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!
How early should I book tickets between London and Glasgow online for the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $16 (€13) one way for this trip.
  • A plane ticket costs $83 (€67) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket costs $169 (€135) one way on average for this journey.

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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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
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