You can get from Birmingham to Glasgow by train, bus or flight.
To get from Birmingham to Glasgow on 29 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||252 miles (406 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||£17 - £106|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £17 • 7 h 20 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • £31 • 1 h 20 min|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus, easyJet or Avanti West Coast|
Travel 252 miles (406 km) by coach, flight or train to Glasgow from Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus, easyJet or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Birmingham to Glasgow.
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Those journeying from Birmingham to Glasgow by rail can catch trains from the Birmingham New Street Station just to the west of the Bulling shopping precinct. Services terminate at Glasgow Central Station, conveniently located on Gordon Street in the city centre. The main rail carrier is Virgin Trains, with one or two services a day also provided by First Transpennine Express. On average there is one train an hour throughout the day. These are mainly direct, although occasional services require passengers to change. The journey generally takes about 4 hours, with slow trains lasting only 10 to 15 minutes longer.
Buses from Birmingham to Glasgow run from Birmingham Coach Station on Mill Lane, in the Digbeth area of the city centre, to Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station on Killermont Street. Every day National Express puts on around 5 coaches, mostly from early morning to early afternoon and usually with an additional evening service. Coach journeys are generally 6 ½ to 7 ½ hours in duration, although the very early bus can take as long as 9 hours to reach its destination.
There are 3 ways to get from Birmingham to Glasgow: coach, flight or train.
The cheapest way from Birmingham to Glasgow is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £17 compared to other travel options to Glasgow:
A coach is £14 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Birmingham to Glasgow costing on average £31.
A coach journey is usually £90 less than a journey to Glasgow by train, which costs on average £106 for the same trip.
The fastest way from Birmingham to Glasgow is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 20 min.
Other travel options from Birmingham to Glasgow can usually take longer:
In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 7 h 20 min of travel time.
In comparison, getting to Glasgow by train can take on average 4 h 25 min.
The distance between Birmingham and Glasgow is around 252 miles (406 km).
The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Glasgow is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Birmingham and Glasgow as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Birmingham to Glasgow:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to Glasgow, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct routes from Birmingham to Glasgow with the following travel companies:
As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Glasgow tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.
When planning your trip between Birmingham and Glasgow, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Birmingham to Glasgow online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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