Trains from Birmingham to Glasgow

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The cheapest trains

from Birmingham
to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for Aug 26

Cheapest

£66

Average

£120

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

The average ticket from Birmingham to Glasgow will cost around £ 120 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 66.

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09:15Birmingham New Street4h0013:15Glasgow Central
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£661One-way
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08:15Birmingham New Street4h2412:39Glasgow Central
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£1271One-way
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10:15Birmingham New Street4h2514:40Glasgow Central
1 change
£1271One-way
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10:03Birmingham New Street6h0916:12Glasgow Central
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£1401One-way
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08:03Birmingham New Street6h0914:12Glasgow Central
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£1401One-way

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Aug 25
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£103Eastern Airways
Mon
Aug 26
£66Virgin Trains
£31National Express
£55Flybe
Tue
Aug 27
£52Virgin Trains
£16National Express
£55Flybe
Wed
Aug 28
£52Virgin Trains
£21National Express
£55Flybe
Thu
Aug 29
£52Virgin Trains
£16National Express
£31Flybe
Fri
Aug 30
£66Virgin Trains
£16National Express
£46Flybe
Sat
Aug 31
£127First Transpennine Express
£16National Express
£46Flybe
Sun
Sep 1
£52Virgin Trains
£18National Express
£47Eastern Airways
Mon
Sep 2
£48Virgin Trains
£14National Express
£39Flybe
Tue
Sep 3
£40Virgin Trains
£14National Express
£38Flybe
Wed
Sep 4
£40Virgin Trains
£10National Express
£47Flybe
Thu
Sep 5
£40Virgin Trains
£16National Express
£38Flybe
Fri
Sep 6
£66Virgin Trains
£14National Express
£38Flybe
Sat
Sep 7
£36Virgin Trains
£18National Express
£46Flybe
Sun
Sep 8
£47Virgin Trains
£10National Express
£103Eastern Airways
Mon
Sep 9
£40Virgin Trains
£14National Express
£39Flybe
Tue
Sep 10
£40Virgin Trains
£10National Express
£47Flybe
Wed
Sep 11
£40Virgin Trains
£14National Express
£38Flybe
Thu
Sep 12
£40Virgin Trains
£12National Express
£38Flybe
Fri
Sep 13
£44Virgin Trains
£14National Express
£38Flybe
Sat
Sep 14
£40Virgin Trains
£12National Express
£47Flybe

The fastest trains

from Birmingham
to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for Aug 26

Fastest Journey

4h

Average

5h 1m

Trains per day

5

Distance

406 km

Of the 5 train that leave Birmingham for Glasgow every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 406 km distance in an average of 5h 1m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 4h .

The slowest train will take 6h 9m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
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09:15Birmingham New Street4h0013:15Glasgow Central
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£661One-way
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08:15Birmingham New Street4h2412:39Glasgow Central
1 change
£1271One-way
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10:15Birmingham New Street4h2514:40Glasgow Central
1 change
£1271One-way
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10:03Birmingham New Street6h0916:12Glasgow Central
0 changes
£1401One-way
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08:03Birmingham New Street6h0914:12Glasgow Central
0 changes
£1401One-way

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Journey Summary

Birmingham to Glasgow Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
4 hours 10 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £73
Trains depart from:Birmingham
Trains arrive in:Glasgow
Distance:406 km
TrainTrain Companies:Virgin Trains, First Transpennine Express, Cross Country

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Birmingham
Glasgow
TrainBirmingham Moor Street

Amenities

TrainBirmingham New Street

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Refreshments
TrainBirmingham Snow Hill

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