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