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Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
09:166h01
Birmingham Snow Hill (BSW)
15:17Glasgow Central (GLC)
£1051One-way
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:074h32
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
12:39Glasgow Central (GLC)
£1411One-way
1 change
Avanti West Coast
09:074h55
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
14:02Glasgow Central (GLC)
£1451One-way
1 change
Transpennine Express
09:165h23
Birmingham Snow Hill (BSW)
14:39Glasgow Central (GLC)
£1451One-way
3 changes

Train timetableBirmingham to Glasgow

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 21 June
Avanti West Coast
08:074h32
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
12:39Glasgow Central (GLC)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
09:074h55
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
14:02Glasgow Central (GLC)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
09:166h01
Birmingham Snow Hill (BSW)
15:17Glasgow Central (GLC)
2 changes
Transpennine Express
09:165h23
Birmingham Snow Hill (BSW)
14:39Glasgow Central (GLC)
3 changes

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Train times from Birmingham to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Fastest Journey

4 h 32 m

Average

5 h 12 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

406 km

To travel from Birmingham to Glasgow you need to make at least one change.

Fastest
Avanti West Coast
08:074h32
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
12:39Glasgow Central (GLC)
£1411One-way
1 change
Avanti West Coast
09:074h55
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
14:02Glasgow Central (GLC)
£1451One-way
1 change
Transpennine Express
09:165h23
Birmingham Snow Hill (BSW)
14:39Glasgow Central (GLC)
£1451One-way
3 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:166h01
Birmingham Snow Hill (BSW)
15:17Glasgow Central (GLC)
£1051One-way
2 changes

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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Glasgow

distanceDistance252 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 5 min
priceAverage train ticket price£123 (€139)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesVirgin Trains, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry or Bus

Trains from Birmingham to Glasgow cover the 252 miles long route taking on average 4 h 5 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry or Bus. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £123, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £44. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Glasgow Central.

Train providers: Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express and CrossCountry trains Birmingham to Glasgow

For as little as £44 you can travel by train from Birmingham to Glasgow with Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express and CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

Avanti West Coast is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates high-speed trains between London and major cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The company offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drinks. The most popular routes for Avanti West Coast are London to Birmingham, London to Manchester and London to Glasgow. The company operates a fleet of Pendolino and Super Voyager trains, which offer a smooth and comfortable journey.

Virgin Trains from Birmingham to Glasgow train information:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 5 min
  • Cheapest Price: £44
  • Virgin Trains frequency: 9 a day

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.

FAQs: Birmingham to Glasgow train

FAQs: Travel by train from Birmingham to Glasgow easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Birmingham to Glasgow.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Glasgow can start from as little as £44 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Birmingham to Glasgow is £123; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Birmingham to Glasgow is 4 h 5 min   to travel the 252 mile long route, with around there are 10 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Birmingham to Glasgow leaves at 05: 03. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Birmingham to Glasgow leaves at 19: 07.
Yes, there are 4 direct trains a day from Birmingham to Glasgow with Virgin Trains or CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Take the Birmingham to Glasgow train with Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry or Bus. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route to Glasgow from Birmingham as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 19: 07.

When departing from Birmingham, you have various train station options to start your route from including Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International and Birmingham Moor Street. When arriving in Glasgow, you can end your journey in train stations like Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central or Glasgow Queen Street.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Birmingham New Street, which is located around 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Glasgow Central, located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Glasgow from Birmingham is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 5 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Birmingham to Glasgow by train is March.
You have options as you can travel between Birmingham and Glasgow 3 different ways: coach, train or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Birmingham and Glasgow

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
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ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
Public transport options for Birmingham New Street
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales
Onward travel information: There are nearby bus stops on Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street Most buses are wheelchair accessible. ********************************************************************************************************** For information go to the local travel information office by the Stephenson Street entrance. Alternatively, visit Transport for West Midlands, or call 0121 214 7214.
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ParkingParking
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Public transport options for Birmingham International
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement coach services can be found at the front of the station opposite the entrance to the long stay car park.
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Public transport options for Birmingham Moor Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: This station is not usually served by rail replacement buses, due to difficult road access. Replacement buses stop at Birmingham Snow Hill station.
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ParkingParking
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Public transport options for Birmingham Snow Hill
Location for Rail Replacement Services: In the event of engineering the bus/coach will collect from: Bus Stop SH4, at the front of the station on Colmore Row.
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