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 London to Glasgow will cost around £ 165 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 161.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave London for Glasgow every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 555 km distance in an average of 4h 41m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 4h 29m .
The slowest train will take 5h 32m 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:|
5 hours 2 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£76|
|Trains depart from:||London|
|Trains arrive in:||Glasgow|
|Train Companies:||Virgin Trains, London North Eastern Railway|
Travellers planning a trip to Scotland's largest city from London can take daily direct trains on the West Coast Main Line. This route allows passengers to reach Glasgow in around four hours and 30 minutes. Departure times range from very early morning services from London Euston to early evening connections. Overnight trains are provided by Caledonian Sleeper services to Glasgow Central six night a week.
Virgin Trains offers daily direct trains from London Euston to Glasgow Central on the West Coast Main Line. Caledonian Sleeper trains operate direct overnight services to Glasgow. Indirect connections include London North Eastern Railway services from London King's Cross with a change to Scotrail services at Edinburgh Waverley.
Virgin Trains direct services to Glasgow Central offer the fastest option for the 390-mile route north from London, with the quickest trains taking four hours and 29 minutes. Most Virgin services take up to 15 minutes longer, although some stopping services take an hour longer. Caledonian Sleeper overnight trains take seven hours and 32 minutes to reach Glasgow.
Virgin Trains schedules offer departures from London Euston to Glasgow Central at least every hour throughout the day, with a first service early in the morning and a final train from Euston in mid-evening. Sunday schedules feature fewer direct services and journey times of over five hours. The Caledonian Sleeper service operates from Sunday-Friday (with two trains on Sundays), with departures a little before midnight.
Departure train station: Trains depart from London Euston or King's Cross. Euston Station is located on the northern side of central London, with its own bus terminus and Tube station. King's Cross is a short walk to the east, served by city bus stops on Euston Road and Underground trains on six lines. Both stations have a wide choice of restaurants and cafes, gift shops, food supermarkets and free WiFi.
Arrival train station: Passengers will arrive at Glasgow Central. Central Station is in the heart of the city, with public transport links available from bus stops on Union Street and Subway trains from St. Enoch. The concourse has a pub, pharmacy, food shops and taxi ranks.