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Cheap train tickets from London to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 16 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London 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
London Euston (EUS)
15:17Glasgow Central (GLC)
£951One-way
0 changes
Lumo
10:456h12
London Kings Cross (KGX)
16:57Glasgow Central (GLC)
£1051One-way
1 change
Avanti West Coast
10:304h30
London Euston (EUS)
15:00Glasgow Central (GLC)
£1401One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:304h32
London Euston (EUS)
14:02Glasgow Central (GLC)
£1401One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:006h00
London Kings Cross (KGX)
14:00Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
£1511One-way
1 change

Train timetableLondon to Glasgow

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 16 July
London North Eastern Railway
08:006h00
London Kings Cross (KGX)
14:00Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
08:304h34
London Euston (EUS)
13:04Glasgow Central (GLC)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:166h01
London Euston (EUS)
15:17Glasgow Central (GLC)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:304h32
London Euston (EUS)
14:02Glasgow Central (GLC)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
10:304h30
London Euston (EUS)
15:00Glasgow Central (GLC)
0 changes
Lumo
10:456h12
London Kings Cross (KGX)
16:57Glasgow Central (GLC)
1 change

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Train times from London to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 16 Jul

Fastest Journey

4 h 30 m

Average

5 h 18 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

555 km

Of the 6 trains that leave London for Glasgow every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Avanti West Coast
10:304h30
London Euston (EUS)
15:00Glasgow Central (GLC)
£1401One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:304h32
London Euston (EUS)
14:02Glasgow Central (GLC)
£1401One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:304h34
London Euston (EUS)
13:04Glasgow Central (GLC)
£2101One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:006h00
London Kings Cross (KGX)
14:00Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
£1511One-way
1 change
Avanti West Coast
09:166h01
London Euston (EUS)
15:17Glasgow Central (GLC)
£951One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from London to Glasgow

distanceDistance344 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 30 min
priceAverage train ticket price£108 (€123)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesVirgin Trains, East Coast, Lumo, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, West Midlands Trains or Northern Rail (3)

Trains from London to Glasgow cover the 344 miles long trip taking on average 4 h 30 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, East Coast, Lumo, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, West Midlands Trains or Northern Rail (3). Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £51, but the average price of train tickets is £108. Travellers depart most frequently from London Waterloo and arrive in Glasgow Central.

Train providers: Virgin Trains, East Coast and Lumo trains London to Glasgow

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Transpennine Express is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from Manchester and Liverpool to Scotland, the North East and Yorkshire. It offers a range of services, including express, regional and local trains. Express trains are the fastest, with journey times of up to three hours. Regional trains are slower, but offer more stops and a more relaxed atmosphere. Local trains are the slowest, but offer the most stops. Transpennine Express offers a range of ticket types, including single, return, group and season tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for Transpennine Express are Manchester to Edinburgh, Liverpool to Leeds and Manchester to York. These routes offer a convenient and comfortable way to travel between the cities.

    Trains from London to Glasgow

    Passengers will be happy to know that a train from London to Glasgow runs frequently throughout the day. The average duration for a trip is approximately 4h 45min. Otherwise, trains can range from 4h 29min to 5h 40min. This duration can differ depending on a number of factors, specifically what time of day that you choose to travel.

    London to Glasgow Train Time: Daily Departures

    Passengers looking for a journey, specifically to Glasgow from London, will find a total of 19 trains running per day. In addition, there are approximately 1-2 trains running every 2h. The first train departs at 5:31 a.m. with a duration of 5h 6min and the last train departs at 7:10 a.m. with a duration of 4h 56min. This last departing travel is also due to arrive at 12:06 a.m. To accompany passengers on this duration to Glasgow, a passenger will find a selection of useful onboard services on their trip.

    How long is the journey by train from London to Glasgow?

    Passengers onboard a train to Glasgow from London will find that a journey will vary from 4h 29min to 5h 40min when travelling by the train provider, Avanti West Coast. All of their trains offer direct routes with no need for any possible changes along your journey. You can expect the duration of your train to differ depending on when you choose to travel. Duration can increase during peak hours of the day, including rush hour travel.

    London Vibes. Source: Shutterstock

    What are the departure and arrival stations from London to Glasgow?

    Departure train station: If you are looking for a train to Glasgow from London then you will always find that your train will depart from one of London’s main railway stations, London Euston. This railway station is located in Camden, London and is the UK’s busiest inter-city railway. The station is just 2 miles (3.2 km) from central London. The journey via public transport will take just 10min. Simply take the Northern Line train towards Kennington and depart at Charing Cross Station. The journey is then just a 3min walk.

    Arrival train station: Your arriving airport in Glasgow that will serve all of your trains from London is the main station of Glasgow, Glasgow Central Station. This train station serves all of Glasgow and is well located with lots of good facilities. The station is located directly within the city centre and is just steps away from the buzzing city centre of Glasgow. The facilities in Glasgow’s station include ticket machines, showers, baby changing facilities, and more.

    Which train companies travel from London to Glasgow?

    Passengers who are looking for trains to Glasgow from London will always find that their trip will be with the leading train provider, Avanti West Coast. This company is the only provider which travels from London to Glasgow. A passenger will find that the duration of the trip can vary from 4h 29min to 5h 40min. This duration can vary depending on what time of day that you choose to travel. Avanti West Coast offers great onboard service as well as the offering of great onboard facilities within the price of your ticket. All trains will depart from London Euston Station and will reach Glasgow Central Station.

    London North East Railway London to Glasgow

    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. 

    Avanti West Coast trains from London to Glasgow

    If you have a ticket to Glasgow with Avanti West Coast then you’ll find a frequent, efficient, and punctual service that runs per day. Passengers can find 1-2 trains running every 2h. The provider does not travel via a strict schedule but travel with Avanti West Coach is still reliable and frequent. In addition, all passengers can benefit from the eco-friendly use of an e-ticket. These tickets, also known as mobile tickets, can be shown on any electronic device of your choosing. Omio makes electronic tickets easy by storing all of your future tickets in your Omio account and makes them easy to file.

    To Glasgow by train – travel tips

    Visitors, tourists, and residents alike will find a large selection of ways to accompany you on your trip to Glasgow. In addition, there’s also a lot to do and see throughout your trip that are intriguing to everyone, no matter if you’re travelling with children or with friends.

    Glasgow is gifted with the top and leading venues like the top bars, clubs, and restaurants. Some of the top and most popular clubs in Glasgow include Sub Club, La Cheetah Club, Popworld Glasgow, Buff Club, Kokomo Glasgow, The Shimmy Club, Bamboo, Club Tropicana & Venga, and more.

    Alternatively, someone should consider visiting some of the top attractions and landmarks in Glasgow. Just some of the top options include Glasgow Cathedral, Riverside Museum, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Science Centre, National Museum of Rural Life, M&D’s Scotland’s Theme Park, Paisley Museum & Art Gallery, Ashton Lane, Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, Centre for Contemporary Arts, and much more. No matter how you choose to spend your time in Glasgow, you’ll be quickly anticipating your return and Glasgow will be waiting to have you.

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    Train from London to Glasgow

    Services on Board

    • Trains to Glasgow with Avanti West Coast will mean that you’re a customer with a company with great service, as well as useful and good onboard facilities. A passenger can choose from either first-class or standard class tickets. Whilst both tickets have good offerings, those who choose a first-class ticket with Avanti West Coast include first-class lounge access, complimentary food and drink services, free Wi-Fi, plug sockets to charge all of your electronic devices, free onboard entertainment, and more. If you are travelling with a passenger with reduced mobility access, then expect great service from staff who will help you around the station and onboard the train.

    • All assistance must be booked in advance to guarantee availability. These passengers will also find priority seating, wheelchair accessibility, as well as much more. Passengers will also be happy to know that pets are highly welcomed onto the train. At no extra charge, a passenger can take 2 domestic pets onboard, as long as company rules are followed. Those who are planning on bringing luggage onboard will not be able to exceed the limit of 30 x 70 x 90 cm in size.

    How to find cheap train tickets from London to Glasgow?

    • Those who are looking for a cheap train to Glasgow can do so from the number of money-saving tips that allow passengers to find the best budget-friendly fares for their trip. A passenger will be happy to know that these tips are easy and will have you facing new low-cost fares within a matter of minutes. Before booking your trip from London to Glasgow, consider altering the dates of your trip. By altering a trip search by just a few days could mean that you are facing a better rate of fares than your normal search. In addition, it is common that certain days of the week could increase the cost of your ticket. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are the most common days within the week that are likely to make your ticket cost more in price. Alternatively, people can search for their booking for weeks and months in advance to make sure that they’re not facing last-minute prices.

    FAQs: London to Glasgow train

    FAQs: Travel by train from London 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 London to Glasgow.
    FAQs
    Cheap train tickets from London to Glasgow can start from as little as £51 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Glasgow is £108; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
    On average the London to Glasgow train travel time is 4 h 30 min   for the 344 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    The first train from London to Glasgow leaves at 04: 48. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
    The last train from London to Glasgow leaves at 23: 45.
    Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Glasgow without having to change trains with Virgin Trains or Caledonian Sleeper. There are 16 direct trains from London to Glasgow each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
    For the best London to Glasgow train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Virgin Trains, East Coast, Lumo, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, West Midlands Trains or Northern Rail (3). However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from London to Glasgow to compare what amenities they may offer.
    Yes, you can take a night train from London to Glasgow with Caledonian Sleeper. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

    When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your journey from including London Waterloo, London Euston and London Paddington. 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 London Waterloo, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 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 London is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 30 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
    The cheapest month for a train from London to Glasgow is April.
    It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel between London and Glasgow including taking a train, coach or flight.

    Important Stations and Airports in London and Glasgow

    London
    Glasgow
    The major railway station for departures from London is London Euston. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Euston for your trip from London to Glasgow.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ShoppingShopping
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 3457114141
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
    Public transport options for London Euston
    Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
    Overground lines: Watford DC
    Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
    Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
    Public transport options for London Kings Cross
    Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
    Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
    Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
    Metro: N/A
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