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Coach Information from Glasgow to Birmingham

distanceDistance252 miles (406 km)
durationAverage coach duration7 h 20 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£19 (€22)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Glasgow to Birmingham cover the 252 miles (406 km) long trip taking on average 7 h 20 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £17, but the average price of coach tickets is £19. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

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Coach from Glasgow to Birmingham with National Express

Buy your official National Express coach tickets between Glasgow and Birmingham from £17 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular journey.

National Express

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Glasgow - Birmingham coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

  • Average Price: £31

When purchasing your National Express coach tickets between Glasgow and Birmingham, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from Glasgow to Birmingham: Journey Details

Finding buses from Glasgow to Birmingham has never been easier, and there are several to choose from each day. Megabus runs two buses each day, one departing in the afternoon and one at night. The route is also covered by National Express, and buses depart every two to three hours from early morning till the evening. Both operators offer a direct service though Megabus is the faster of the two. Megabus coaches take approximately 5 hours to reach Birmingham on the night time route and about 6 hours during the day. A journey with National Express takes between 6 and 8 hours depending on the service chosen.

Taking the Bus from Glasgow

Buses from Glasgow to Birmingham depart from Buchanan Street Bus station which is conveniently located in the city centre. All areas of the station are easily accessible by wheelchair, and though that station is open for 24 hours each day the concourse is only open from early morning till late in the evening. Local bus services run from all areas of Glasgow to the station, and there is parking available nearby for those who wish to arrive by car.

Getting into Birmingham

Visitors flock to Birmingham for shopping that rivals London and great nightlife and entertainment. The city also boasts an extensive network of canals, with more miles of navigable waterway than Amsterdam or Venice. National Express buses from Glasgow to Birmingham arrive at Birmingham Coach Station in Digbeth close to the city centre. The station is National Express's headquarters and is well served by local buses. Megabus arrives at Hill Street Station which is just a 5 minute walk from New Street Station. Buses and taxis are readily available throughout the day and night.

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FAQs
How much does a cheap coach from Glasgow to Birmingham cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach to Birmingham from Glasgow for as little as £17  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a coach ticket from Glasgow to Birmingham on average?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket to Birmingham from Glasgow is £19  one way.
How many miles is it from Glasgow to Birmingham by coach?
The coach distance from Glasgow to Birmingham is around 252 miles (406 km).
How long is the coach journey to Birmingham from Glasgow?
The coach time from Glasgow to Birmingham is on average 7 h 20 min  for the 252 miles (406 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Glasgow and Birmingham by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure coach station in Glasgow and arrival coach station in Birmingham?

There are a few coach stations in Glasgow to start your journey from including Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow, Hampden Park. In Birmingham you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13) and Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Glasgow Central   and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

Where is the Glasgow coach station located? Where is the Birmingham coach station located?

Passengers board their coach most frequently from Glasgow Central and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this coach station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Birmingham, Coach Station and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the coach station to the city centre in Birmingham.

Which coach companies can take me between Glasgow and Birmingham?
For the journey from Glasgow to Birmingham you can take a coach with National Express or Megabus. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services from Glasgow to Birmingham on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Can I book a direct coach from Glasgow to Birmingham?
Yes, you can find a direct coach to Birmingham from Glasgow with National Express or Megabus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
What time is the earliest coach from Glasgow to Birmingham? What time is the last coach from Glasgow to Birmingham?
The earliest coach departing from Glasgow to Birmingham leaves at 07: 20. The last coach departing from Glasgow to Birmingham leaves at 20: 00. You can find the latest Glasgow to Birmingham coach schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book coach tickets from Glasgow to Birmingham for the best deals?
You can find a coach between Glasgow and Birmingham to cost on average £19 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Glasgow to Birmingham coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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