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The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from London to Glasgow will cost around £ 183 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 83.
5 h 1 m
5 h 26 m
Trains per day
Of the 9 trains 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 trains cover the 555 km distance in an average of 5 h 26 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 1 m .
The slowest trains will take 5 h 55 m 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.
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|Avg. Train Duration|
5 hours 5 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£82|
|Trains depart from:||London|
|Trains arrive in:||Glasgow|
|Train Companies:||Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway, First Transpennine Express, Caledonian Sleeper|
Trains from London to Glasgow run approximately once every hour, every day of the week. Avanti West Coast operates services during the week, and London North Eastern Railway (LNER) operates services from London to Glasgow on Saturdays and Sundays. The journey usually lasts between 4 hours 30 minutes and 6 hours 30 minutes, depending on the service.
There are between 15 and 25 train services from London to Glasgow every day of the week, with more services on Saturdays and Sundays. The first train of the day usually departs from London Euston around 5:30 a.m.The last service of the day, a sleeper train, departs around 10:00 p.m. and arrives in Glasgow around 9:00 a.m. the next morning.
The train journey from London to Glasgow usually lasts between 4 hours 30 minutes and 6 hours 30 minutes during the day. The latest services departing from London Euston are sleeper trains and normally take between 10 and 11 hours. Most services (excluding sleeper trains) from London to Glasgow are direct.
Departure train stations: Avanti West Coast trains from London to Glasgow depart from London Euston Station. The station is in central London and can be reached on the Tube via the Victoria Line or the Northern Line. Euston offers plenty of food, drink, and shopping outlets, as well as free public toilets and plenty of seating. LNER trains from London to Glasgow depart from London King's Cross Station. The station is situated in north London and can be easily reached from the King's Cross St Pancras Tube station. At the station, there's a wide variety of restaurants, cafés, and shops, as well as free public toilets.
Arrival train station: Most services from London to Glasgow arrive into Glasgow Central Station, just 7 minutes' walk from George Square. Passengers can enjoy a range of facilities at the station, including restaurants, shops, public toilets, and luggage storage.
Train services from London to Glasgow are usually operated by Avanti West Coast on weekdays, and by LNER on weekends. Avanti West Coast services are direct and operate at regular intervals from Monday to Friday, and usually last between 4 hours 30 minutes and 5 hours 30 minutes. Avanti West Coast sleeper trains last between 10 and 11 hours. LNER day trains usually require at least one change, and take a little longer than Avanti West Coast day trains, with a duration between 5 hours 30 minutes and 6 hours 30 minutes.
Avanti West Coast trains from London to Glasgow usually run on weekdays, approximately once every hour from 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., and most are direct services. Trains departing from 10:00 p.m. onwards are sleeper trains and arrive in Glasgow at around 9:00 a.m. the following morning.
Most LNER services from London to Glasgow operate on Saturdays and Sundays, at regular intervals throughout the day. LNER journeys from London to Glasgow usually take a little longer than Avanti West Coast services, and often require at least one change.
First-class tickets, available on most Avanti West Coast journeys, offer passengers access to lounges, complimentary food and drink, and more comfortable seating. Every carriage has a section for luggage storage, as well as overhead luggage racks. Passengers can bring up to 2 pets for free, and every additional pet costs extra. Bicycles can normally be transported on board by booking a bike space. An assisted travel service is also available for passengers with additional needs.
LNER first-class tickets give passengers extra comfort, free newspapers, and complimentary food and drink. Passengers can bring up to 3 pieces of luggage onboard, and spaces can be reserved in advance to transport non-folding bikes. Up to 2 pets can accompany passengers on LNER trains free of charge. Passengers with additional needs may qualify for discounted travel, and can make use of the company's assisted travel services.
It's easy to find cheap train tickets from London to Glasgow with Omio. A top tip is to book tickets as far in advance as possible, as they're normally cheaper when not booked last minute. It also helps to be flexible with travel dates, as ticket prices can vary from day to day, and to choose longer journeys with changes required.
There are a few train stations in London to start your route from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. In Glasgow you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow).
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Glasgow Central.
Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from London Victoria and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Glasgow most often arrive at Glasgow Central and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.
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