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Cheap coach tickets from Birmingham to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 17 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from Birmingham to Glasgow is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
National Express
07:308h20
Birmingham, Coach Station
15:50Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
£201One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
FlixBus
13:007h30
Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
20:30Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
£301One-way
0 changes
National Express
07:3011h05
Birmingham, Coach Station
18:35Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
£321One-way
0 changes
Megabus
10:207h30
Birmingham
17:50Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
£341One-way
0 changes
National Express
13:206h40
Birmingham, Coach Station
20:00Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
£381One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableBirmingham to Glasgow

Showing buses for tomorrow, Wednesday, 17 April
National Express
07:308h20
Birmingham, Coach Station
15:50Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
0 changes
National Express
07:3011h05
Birmingham, Coach Station
18:35Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
0 changes
Megabus
10:207h30
Birmingham
17:50Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
0 changes
National Express
13:206h40
Birmingham, Coach Station
20:00Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
0 changes
National Express
22:3010h50
Birmingham, Coach Station
09:20Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
0 changes
National Express
23:007h45
Birmingham, Coach Station
06:45Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
0 changes

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Bus times from Birmingham to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 17 Apr

Fastest Journey

6 h 40 m

Average

8 h 41 m

Buses per day

6

Distance

406 km

Of the 6 buses that leave Birmingham for Glasgow every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

2nd Fastest
National Express
13:206h40
Birmingham, Coach Station
20:00Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
£381One-way
0 changes
Megabus
10:207h30
Birmingham
17:50Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
£341One-way
0 changes
National Express
23:007h45
Birmingham, Coach Station
06:45Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
£441One-way
0 changes
National Express
07:308h20
Birmingham, Coach Station
15:50Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
£201One-way
0 changes
National Express
22:3010h50
Birmingham, Coach Station
09:20Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
£581One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Coach from Birmingham to Glasgow

distanceDistance252 miles
durationAverage coach duration6 h 15 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£21 (€24)
frequencyCoach frequency4 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 4 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesNational Express, Megabus or FlixBus

Coaches from Birmingham to Glasgow cover the 252 miles long journey taking on average 6 h 15 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus or FlixBus. Normally, there are 4 coaches operating per day. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £13, but the average price of coach tickets is £21. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.

Coach companies: National Express, Megabus and FlixBus Birmingham to Glasgow

For as little as £13 you can travel by coach between Birmingham and Glasgow with National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach to Glasgow from Birmingham, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

Birmingham to Glasgow coach information with National Express:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 40 min
  • Cheapest Price: £66
  • National Express frequency: 1 a day

Birmingham to Glasgow coach

When you catch the coach from Birmingham to Glasgow, you will find a long journey that averages about 8h 40min. There are some coaches that will get you there in as fast as 6h 40min and as slow as 11h 05min, so always check the bus schedule Birmingham to Glasgow to see your trip times. This 252 miles (406km) long trip is serviced by 2 of the UK’s leading coach companies, namely National Express and Megabus. Well-known for long-distance travel, they are both equipped to take good care of you. There are 6 trips per day, including weekends and the first coach of the day departs as early as 7:45 a.m.. After 1:00 p.m., there are no trains until the evening, at which point they start again at 11:00 p.m. to give you a good night coach between the 2 UK cities.

Birmingham to Glasgow Bus Time: Daily Departures

The bus schedule from Birmingham to Glasgow is quite consistent, with 6 trips every day, including weekends. The first coach of the day starts at 7:45 a.m., with 4 additional trips until 1:00 p.m. The services then stop until 11:45 p.m. whereas you can find 2 more that will take you to Glasgow during the night. National Express complete the journey the most often, including the first and last trip of the day. When catching the Birmingham to Glasgow coach, check your trip on the day to ensure no changes or delays have occurred.

How long is the journey by bus from Birmingham to Glasgow?

The Birmingham to Glasgow coach is quite a long journey, coming in at 252 miles (406km). The shortest coach time you can find will be about 6h 40min but the average time is usually around 8h 40min. There can be some slow coaches that complete the trip in as long as 11h 5min. Luckily, with both bus companies, you can keep electronic devices charged and be connected to WiFi throughout.

Birmingham: Night view of the Cathedral of Saint Philip.

Birmingham: Night view of the Cathedral of Saint Philip. Source: Shutterstock

Where does the bus depart in Birmingham and arrive in Glasgow?

The Birmingham to Glasgow coach will leave from 2 points in the city, depending on which company you travel with. National Express uses Birmingham Coach station in Digbeth. This is a major coach station and just around a 8 minute from the city centre by taxi. It is based 2 minutes away from Birmingham New Street Railway Station, which is a good option for your incoming transportation. Many buses from the suburbs do come into the coach station regularly. You can find many facilities at the station such as an eatery, waiting areas, a coffee shop, charging points, ATMs, WiFi, a photobooth and vending machines. If you are using Megabus, you will leave from Hill Street Railway Bridge bus stop. It is not a full coach station, but being based on Hill Street puts you very central in Birmingham and gives you full access to surrounding buses and trains too. Your Birmingham to Glasgow coach will arrive at Buchanan Bus Station which is the main bus terminus in the city on Killermont Street. Several bus lines run through to the station regularly and it can also be reached relatively easily with trains that arrive at the Glasgow Queen Street Railway Station, walking distance away. The station has good mobility assistance, restrooms, waiting areas, vending machines, coffee shops and ATMs.

What are the bus stops when arriving in Glasgow?

When you take the cheap bus Birmingham to Glasgow, you will find the 2 coach providers complete this journey with a direct trip between the 2 cities. This is great if you would like to sleep during the journey. OMIO will specify if there are stops when you book so you can tailor the ticket on the Birmingham to London coach accordingly.

What is there to see between Birmingham and Glasgow?

With Birmingham to Glasgow bus tickets, you will be travelling a fair distance between the Midlands in the UK and the south of Scotland. Busier northern towns and cities such as Wolverhampton, Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester will be in your view as you travel, before entering more scenic areas in the county of Cumbria such as Ulverston. You will enter Scotland from Dumfries which is a small civil parish and rather quaint. Thornhill and the Sanquhar village on the River Nith will provide pretty scenery until you pass through the market town of Strathaven which will be more lively and hopefully offer some historic buildings. Before you know it, you will be entering the metropolis of Glasgow.

Information on Glasgow Buchanan Street Station

The bus Birmingham Glasgow arrives at Glasgow Buchanan Station. This is a major coach station in Killermont Street in the suburb of Digbeth, just a few minutes from central Birmingham by all manners of transport. Catch taxis outside, an adjoining train from Birmingham New Street Station or buses right outside. The 24 hour station offers various facilities such as excellent mobility assistance, toilets with baby-changing facilities, a few small stores and a vending machine. There is a Sainsbury’s and various other nearby restaurants outside if you’d like to grab a quick bite before travelling further into Glasgow.

Which providers are offering the journey from Birmingham to Glasgow?

The Birmingham to Glasgow coach trip can be completed with either National Express or Megabus. Both are highly-recommended, although they do use different arrival and destination stations. They both have comfortable seating and footrests and offer very similar services.

National Express buses Birmingham to Glasgow

The National Express bus Birmingham to Glasgow Airport serves this journey the most, sometimes completing as many as 4 out of the 6 daily trips. They tend to use the larger stations as their departure and arrival points and in this case, make use of Birmingham Coach Station and Glasgow Buchanan Street.

Megabus buses Birmingham to Glasgow

The Megabus Birmingham to Glasgow bus is a well-respected coach provider which services this route a few times a day. Although they offer fewer trips, they have comparable pricing and journey timings to National Express. They make use of the Birmingham Hill Street Railway Bridge as a departure point and also arrive at Buchanan Street.

Buses Birmingham to Glasgow: Sustainability Travel

Catching the bus from Birmingham to Glasgow can help you rest easy if you are concerned about environmental impact and sustainability. Coach travel drastically reduces your carbon footprint as a traveller, with more passengers per trip and far more green buses than never before. Both companies servicing this trip are actively involved in reducing carbon emissions and paving the way for cleaner coach travel.

Bus Birmingham to Glasgow: National Express - Services on Board

When booking your tickets with National Express for the Birmingham to Glasgow coach, you will be in for a comfortable journey with the following services:

  • Only one class of ticket is available.
  • WiFi is free for passengers to keep you connected.
  • Charging points at your seats for devices.
  • Up to 20kgs of luggage allowed.
  • Only service animals are allowed on board.
  • Folding bikes are allowed on board.
  • Wheelchair lifts are available for mobility-reduced passengers.
  • Food, drinks and hot drinks with lids allowed.

When you book with Megabus Birmingham to Glasgow, you can expect to find:

  • Only one class of tickets is available for all travellers.
  • Free WiFi keeping you connected.
  • USB ports for devices at your seat.
  • Up to 20kgs of luggage allowed per person.
  • Only service animals are allowed with their owners.
  • Cold food, drinks and hot drinks with lids are allowed.
  • Megabus do transport folding bikes.
  • Mobility assistance can be requested before departure.
  • Reservations for the cheap bus Birmingham to Glasgow can be made with Megabus.

When to book your bus tickets to Birmingham to Glasgow

If you are hoping to find the cheapest bus ticket from Birmingham to Glasgow, have a look on OMIO ahead of time and do some research about pricing. Advance bookings are a great way to save on your Birmingham to Glasgow bus price. Spontaneous travel plans can also find great prices as sometimes you can find daily reduced-to-clear tickets. The bus to Glasgow from Birmingham can also be cheaper on longer journeys, or journeys just a day after your intended travel, so keep scrolling and you will guaranteed a great deal.

To Glasgow by bus — travel tips

With the bus Birmingham - Glasgow you will be placed in one of Scotland’s most bustling cities, with a world of wonder around you and attractions on every corner. Essentially a port city based on the River Clyde, this Lowlands city is renowned for the Victorian architecture as well as a rich legacy of trade and shipbuilding. Glasgow also holds a rich artistic and cultural heritage, with some incredible sits for young and old alike. If you are visiting Glasgow for the first time, you may enjoy Riding the rails through scenic Scotland as seen in our Window Seat Guide. Alternatively, check out some of these great highlights of Glasgow:

  • Explore the street art of the city, by some of the great local artists.
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has some of the city’s most impressive displays.
  • Creepy but cool is the Glasgow Necropolis Victorian Cemetery.
  • The Glasgow Botanic Gardens are a relaxing, beautiful natural wonder.
  • Science fans can check out the Glasgow Science Centre at the Clyde Waterfront Regeneration.
  • Walk, shop and eat on Buchanan Street.
  • Take in the architecture of George Square, the principal civic square of Glasgow.
  • About 10 miles from Glasgow, Bothwell Castle is a large Medieval castle, on the River Clyde in South Lanarkshire.
  • The Scottish Football Museum is the national museum of football for Scotland.

Glasgow: View of the Cathedral.

Glasgow: View of the Cathedral. Source: Shutterstock

What are the other cities you can go to from Glasgow?

Your bus Birmingham to Glasgow will place you in a very central part of Scotland, perfect for further travel. When catching the bus from Birmingham to Glasgow Buchanan Street you will be especially poised to get on trains and coaches and take on not only the UK, but further afield too. Start local and take coaches from Glasgow to Edinburgh. The capital of Scotland is a world-class city with beautiful Medieval buildings and amazing things to do. See Edinburgh Castle up close or visit the National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is filled with charming venues, shops and pubs and the perfect night out. Taking the coach from Glasgow to Manchester is another great weekend away. Manchester has incredible music venues such as the 02 Arena, Albert Hall and Manchester Opera House as well as hundreds more in the city. Known as a hub for music lovers, you can catch gigs and concerts spanning from rock to classical and everything in between. Consider taking coaches from Glasgow to Liverpool for another northern UK city that hosts a world of attractions. Whether interested in maritime history, looking for a good night out on the Royal Albert Docks or interested in the life story of The Beatles, you can find art and culture in abundance in Liverpool. With OMIO at your fingertips the world continues to get so closer.

FAQs: Birmingham to Glasgow coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Birmingham to Glasgow with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Birmingham to Glasgow.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from Birmingham to Glasgow can start from as little as £13 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Birmingham to Glasgow is £21; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The coach time between Birmingham and Glasgow is on average 6 h 15 min   for the 252 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go between Birmingham and Glasgow by coach can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Birmingham to Glasgow leaves at 07: 30. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Birmingham to Glasgow leaves at 23: 00.
There are 4 coaches a day from Birmingham to Glasgow which require at least one change with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer coaches.
Take the Birmingham to Glasgow coach with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the route between Birmingham and Glasgow as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When departing from Birmingham, you have various coach station options to start your journey from including Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Herald Rd (Birmingham Airport Coach Park) and Birmingham, Brunel Street. When arriving in Glasgow, you can end your journey in coach stations like Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Hampden Park and Glasgow, Hangingshaw Pl (Hampden Park and Ride).

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Birmingham, Coach Station, which is located around 2.2 miles (3.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, located 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Birmingham to Glasgow by coach is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel between Birmingham and Glasgow including taking a train, coach or flight.
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