The cheapest trains from Birmingham to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 24 Oct

Cheapest

£113

Average

£155

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Birmingham to Glasgow will cost around £ 155 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 113.

Cheapest
09:20Birmingham New Street4h04 13:24Glasgow Central
1 changes
£1131One-way
Cheapest
09:42Birmingham New Street4h26 14:08Glasgow Central
1 changes
£1131One-way
10:42Birmingham New Street4h25 15:07Glasgow Central
1 changes
£2381One-way

Timetable Birmingham to Glasgow

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sun, 24 Oct
09:20Birmingham New Street4h04 13:24Glasgow Central
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09:42Birmingham New Street4h26 14:08Glasgow Central
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10:42Birmingham New Street4h25 15:07Glasgow Central
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Sat
23 Oct
£113Avanti West Coast
£31National Express
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Sun
24 Oct
£113Avanti West Coast
£35National Express
£53easyJet
Mon
25 Oct
£80Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£45easyJet
Tue
26 Oct
£70Avanti West Coast
£19National Express
£39easyJet
Wed
27 Oct
£70Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
£39easyJet
Thu
28 Oct
£70Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
£39easyJet
Fri
29 Oct
£80Avanti West Coast
£19Megabus
£42easyJet
Sat
30 Oct
£80Avanti West Coast
£19Megabus
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Sun
31 Oct
£80Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
Find prices
Mon
1 Nov
£70Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
£34easyJet
Tue
2 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
£34easyJet
Wed
3 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
£34easyJet
Thu
4 Nov
£50Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
£32easyJet
Fri
5 Nov
£70Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
£36easyJet
Sat
6 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
£36easyJet
Mon
8 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
£31easyJet
Tue
9 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
£31easyJet
Fri
12 Nov
£70Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
£31easyJet

The fastest trains from Birmingham to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 24 Oct

Fastest Journey

4 h 4 m

Average

4 h 18 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

406 km

It's difficult to get from Birmingham to Glasgow without changing at least once.

Fastest
09:20Birmingham New Street4h04 13:24Glasgow Central
1 changes
£1131One-way
10:42Birmingham New Street4h25 15:07Glasgow Central
1 changes
£2381One-way
09:42Birmingham New Street4h26 14:08Glasgow Central
1 changes
£1131One-way

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Train Information from Birmingham to Glasgow

distanceDistance252 miles (406 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 26 min
priceAverage train ticket price£85 (€96)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast, Cross Country or First Transpennine Express

Trains from Birmingham to Glasgow cover the 252 miles (406 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 26 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, Cross Country or First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £85, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £70. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Glasgow Central.

Train companies

Birmingham to Glasgow with CrossCountry

You can travel by train from Birmingham to Glasgow with CrossCountry for as low as £70. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Birmingham to Glasgow you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Enjoy a smooth and easy trip between Birmingham and Glasgow with CrossCountry! As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio can help you search current train timetables from CrossCountry, compare the best routes from Birmingham to Glasgow as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable CrossCountry Birmingham to Glasgow train ticket available today. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train from Birmingham to Glasgow on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 252 miles (406 km) route from Birmingham to Glasgow with ease and comfort on a train with CrossCountry.

Birmingham to Glasgow train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 16 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 1 a day

These are CrossCountry 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Birmingham to Glasgow:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Birmingham to Glasgow: Journey Details

There are regular weekday trains from Birmingham to Glasgow with departures roughly every hour from the early morning to the early evening. Virgin Trains provide a direct service on the West Coast mainline taking around 4 hours to reach Glasgow while CrossCountry offers a direct route via the East Coast mainline and Edinburgh, taking around 6 hours. Sunday services are less frequent, with a later first departure.

Taking the Train from Birmingham

Birmingham New Street station is located in the centre of the city, close to the cathedral. Bus stops on nearby Hill Street and Smallbrook Queensway offer services throughout the city and a limited night bus service. Suburban trains are available from Moor Street and Snow Hill stations, both within a 5-minute walk from New Street. Taxi ranks are located on Navigation Street, by the Stephenson Street exit.

Getting into Glasgow by Train

Scotland's largest city, Glasgow is characterised by imposing Victorian architecture, a buzzing nightlife and a city centre undergoing considerable regeneration. The West End, with the Kelvingrove Museum and the shopping hub on Byers Road, is the city's bohemian enclave. Trains from Birmingham to Glasgow arrive at Central station in the heart of the city. Low-level trains serve the centre and suburban destinations. There are bus stops nearby on Union Street and Hope Street for connections throughout the city while a station loop bus service connects Central with Queen Street station and Buchanan bus station. The nearest Glasgow Subway stop is St. Enoch, a 3-minute walk from the station. There is a taxi rank on Gordon Street, opposite the station entrance.

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Trains from Birmingham to Glasgow
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FAQs
How much does a cheap train to Glasgow from Birmingham cost?
You can find a cheap train from Birmingham to Glasgow for some dates and times for as low as £70  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Birmingham to Glasgow on average?
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Birmingham to Glasgow train to cost on average £85  one way.
What is the distance to Glasgow from Birmingham via train?
The Birmingham to Glasgow train distance is approximately 252 miles (406 km).
What is the average Birmingham to Glasgow train duration?
The Birmingham to Glasgow train duration is on average 4 h 26 min, which is to be expected when travelling 252 miles (406 km) between Birmingham and Glasgow. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
When travelling by train from Birmingham to Glasgow, which train station in Birmingham do I depart from and which train station in Glasgow do I arrive in?

Some of the Birmingham train stations to Glasgow you can start your journey from include Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Glasgow include Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow).

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Birmingham New Street   and arriving in Glasgow Central.

Where is the departure train station in Birmingham located? Where is the arrival train station in Glasgow located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Birmingham New Street and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Glasgow most often arrive at Glasgow Central and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.

Which train providers can get me from Birmingham to Glasgow?
For the best Birmingham to Glasgow train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Avanti West Coast, Cross Country or First Transpennine Express. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Birmingham and Glasgow to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains per day are there from Birmingham to Glasgow?
The average number of trains departing Birmingham for Glasgow is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Birmingham to Glasgow? What time is the last train from Birmingham to Glasgow?
The earliest train for this route departs from Birmingham at 08: 15. The last train leaves from Birmingham at 11: 39. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Birmingham to Glasgow and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket to Glasgow from Birmingham to get the best deals?
You can find a train between Birmingham and Glasgow to cost on average £85 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Birmingham to Glasgow train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Birmingham
Glasgow
Birmingham New Street is the most popular Birmingham railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Birmingham for your journey to Glasgow.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00 | Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00
Connections to/from station
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70