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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 Jan 21 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:00PMLondon8h00 07:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$171One-way
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10:25PMLondon9h50 08:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$161One-way
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10:30PMLondon8h10 06:40AMGlasgow, Buchanan
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08:00AMLondon10h05 06:05PMGlasgow, Buchanan
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10:00PMLondon10h15 08:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan
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Fri
Jan 21
$105London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$83easyJet
Sat
Jan 22
$81London North Eastern Railway
$14Flixbus
$71easyJet
Sun
Jan 23
$113Avanti West Coast
$14Flixbus
$65easyJet
Mon
Jan 24
$81London North Eastern Railway
$15Flixbus
$56easyJet
Tue
Jan 25
$67London North Eastern Railway
$17National Express
$56easyJet
Wed
Jan 26
$67London North Eastern Railway
$17National Express
$56easyJet
Thu
Jan 27
$67London North Eastern Railway
$14Flixbus
$57easyJet
Fri
Jan 28
$105London North Eastern Railway
$15Flixbus
$67easyJet
Sat
Jan 29
$88London North Eastern Railway
$15Flixbus
$52easyJet
Sun
Jan 30
$81London North Eastern Railway
$17National Express
$48easyJet
Mon
Jan 31
$81London North Eastern Railway
$14Flixbus
$49easyJet
Tue
Feb 1
$49London North Eastern Railway
$17National Express
$48easyJet
Wed
Feb 2
$55London North Eastern Railway
$17National Express
$46easyJet
Thu
Feb 3
$61London North Eastern Railway
$15Flixbus
$46easyJet
Fri
Feb 4
$105London North Eastern Railway
$15Flixbus
$46easyJet
Sat
Feb 5
$76Avanti West Coast
$15Flixbus
$46easyJet
Sun
Feb 6
$89Avanti West Coast
$15Flixbus
$43easyJet
Mon
Feb 7
$74London North Eastern Railway
$14Flixbus
$46easyJet
Tue
Feb 8
$55London North Eastern Railway
$17National Express
$43easyJet
Wed
Feb 9
$55London North Eastern Railway
$17National Express
$40easyJet

Travel Information from London to Glasgow

distanceDistance344 miles (555 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$19 - $163
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $19 (€16) • 8 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $70 (€58) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, Megabus or Avanti West Coast

Travel 344 miles (555 km) by flight, bus 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 $19 (€16). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are easyJet, Megabus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus 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 travel from London to Glasgow?

There are 3 ways to travel to Glasgow from London including taking a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from London to Glasgow?

The cheapest way to travel between London and Glasgow is by taking a bus with an average price of $19 (€16).

This is compared to other travel options to Glasgow:

A bus is generally $51 (€42) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $70 (€58) from London to Glasgow.

Taking a bus is about $144 (€120) less than taking a train, which costs on average $163 (€135) for this journey.

What is the fastest way from London to Glasgow?

The fastest way from London to Glasgow is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Glasgow that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 8 h.

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

How far is it from London to Glasgow?

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

How many services a day are there between London and Glasgow?

The average frequency per day from London to Glasgow is:

  • 12 trains per day.

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

When traveling between London and Glasgow, what are the departure and arrival points in London and Glasgow?

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

  • Flights mostly leave from London Heathrow Airport and tend to arrive in Glasgow International Airport.
  • Buses most often depart from London at London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and arrive in Glasgow at Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.
  • Trains most often depart from London at London Victoria and arrive in Glasgow at Glasgow Central.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from London to Glasgow?

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:

  • Travel with easyJet to go to Glasgow by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find easyJet London to Glasgow tickets on Omio for $70 (€58).
  • Travel with Megabus to go to Glasgow by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus London to Glasgow tickets on Omio for $19 (€16).
  • Avanti West Coast can get you to Glasgow by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Avanti West Coast from London to Glasgow for $163 (€135) on Omio.

Can I travel directly from London to 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.

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 from London to Glasgow.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between London and Glasgow ends?

Looking to extend your trip from London to Glasgow? Many Omio customers who go from London to Glasgow usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Edinburgh, Manchester or Birmingham. If you're looking to explore Edinburgh, Manchester or Birmingham from Glasgow, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How far in advance should I buy tickets to Glasgow from London online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from London to Glasgow, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost on average $70 (€58) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost $19 (€16) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $163 (€135) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from London to Glasgow online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.