Trains from Glasgow to Birmingham

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The cheapest trains

from Glasgow
to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Aug 26

Cheapest

£58

Average

£116

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 Glasgow to Birmingham will cost around £ 116 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 58.

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08:00Glasgow Central4h0512:05Birmingham New Street
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£581One-way
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08:00Glasgow Central3h5811:58Birmingham New Street
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£1261One-way
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08:40Glasgow Central4h2513:05Birmingham New Street
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£1271One-way
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08:40Glasgow Central4h1812:58Birmingham New Street
2 changes
£1271One-way
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09:00Glasgow Central6h0615:06Birmingham New Street
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£1401One-way

Train Times

Glasgow to Birmingham

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08:00Glasgow Central3h5811:58Birmingham New Street
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08:00Glasgow Central4h0512:05Birmingham New Street
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08:40Glasgow Central4h2513:05Birmingham New Street
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08:40Glasgow Central4h1812:58Birmingham New Street
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09:00Glasgow Central6h0615:06Birmingham New Street
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Sun
Aug 25
Find prices
£43National Express
£103Flybe
Mon
Aug 26
£58Virgin Trains
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£76Flybe
Tue
Aug 27
£99Virgin Trains
£21National Express
£76Flybe
Wed
Aug 28
£45Virgin Trains
£21National Express
£76Flybe
Thu
Aug 29
£128Virgin Trains
£10National Express
£56Flybe
Fri
Aug 30
£72Virgin Trains
£21National Express
£46Flybe
Sat
Aug 31
£52Virgin Trains
£10National Express
£76Eastern Airways
Sun
Sep 1
£127Virgin Trains
£21National Express
£103Flybe
Mon
Sep 2
£52Virgin Trains
£12National Express
£76Flybe
Tue
Sep 3
£40Virgin Trains
£14National Express
£47Flybe
Wed
Sep 4
£40Virgin Trains
£10National Express
£38Flybe
Thu
Sep 5
£36Virgin Trains
£12National Express
£38Flybe
Fri
Sep 6
£52Virgin Trains
£10National Express
£39Flybe
Sat
Sep 7
£45Virgin Trains
£14National Express
£47Flybe
Sun
Sep 8
£66Virgin Trains
£10National Express
£138Eastern Airways
Mon
Sep 9
£43Virgin Trains
£12National Express
£55Flybe
Tue
Sep 10
£40Virgin Trains
£10National Express
£38Flybe
Wed
Sep 11
£37Virgin Trains
£12National Express
£38Flybe
Thu
Sep 12
£36Virgin Trains
£10National Express
£38Flybe
Fri
Sep 13
£52Virgin Trains
£12National Express
£38Flybe
Sat
Sep 14
£52Virgin Trains
£10National Express
£47Flybe

The fastest trains

from Glasgow
to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Aug 26

Fastest Journey

3h 58m

Average

4h 34m

Trains per day

5

Distance

406 km

Of the 5 train that leave Glasgow for Birmingham every day 2 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 4h 34m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 3h 58m .

The slowest train will take 6h 6m 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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08:00Glasgow Central3h5811:58Birmingham New Street
1 change
£1261One-way
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08:00Glasgow Central4h0512:05Birmingham New Street
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£581One-way
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08:40Glasgow Central4h1812:58Birmingham New Street
2 changes
£1271One-way
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08:40Glasgow Central4h2513:05Birmingham New Street
1 change
£1271One-way
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09:00Glasgow Central6h0615:06Birmingham New Street
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£1401One-way

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Journey Summary

Glasgow to Birmingham Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
4 hours 17 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £69
Trains depart from:Glasgow
Trains arrive in:Birmingham
Distance:406 km
TrainTrain Companies:Virgin Trains, Cross Country

Trains from Glasgow to Birmingham

Two of the UK's largest cities are connected by direct rail services on the West Coast Main Line. Business travellers or holidaymakers planning a visit to the West Midlands can take direct trains from Glasgow to Birmingham New Street seven days a week. The quickest journey times are around four hours, with departures available from very early morning to early evening. Indirect connections with one change en route add to the options for the trip south.

Which train companies travel from Glasgow to Birmingham?

Virgin Trains operate direct services from Glasgow Central to Birmingham New Street on the West Coast Main Line.  Cross Country Trains also provide direct connections to Birmingham, although it is a slower stopping service. Indirect connections include Virgin Trains services with a change at Carlisle, or Virgin Trains services to Wolverhampton, changing to Cross Country connections to Birmingham.

How long is the train from Glasgow to Birmingham

The fastest connection on the 290-mile route south to Birmingham is a Virgin Trains departure taking three hours and 58 minutes to complete the trip from Glasgow. Cross Country Trains services take just over six hours to reach Birmingham. Indirect connections via Newcastle or Wolverhampton take around four hours and 30 minutes on average.

How many trains are there from Glasgow to Birmingham?

The Virgin Trains timetable from Glasgow to Birmingham includes one very early morning train then roughly hourly services from 8:00 a.m until the late afternoon. Cross Country direct trains operate every two hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There are roughly two additional indirect connections every hour from early morning to early evening.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Glasgow to Birmingham?

Departure train station: Glasgow Central Station is located in the centre of the city, with frequent bus connections arriving at stops on Union Street, Argyle Street and Hope Street, and Subway trains available from nearby St Enoch station. Facilities on the station concourse include a pub, a fast-food restaurant, a newsagent, a sandwich shop and taxi ranks.

Arrival train station: The ultra-modern Birmingham New Street Station is located in the city centre, served by numerous city buses with stops on Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street. Facilities on the spacious concourse include luggage storage lockers,  bakeries, coffee shops, fast-food restaurants, shops, supermarkets, WiFi, taxi ranks and more.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Glasgow
Birmingham
TrainGlasgow Central

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Metro lines Argyle

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