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from Birmingham to Glasgow

You can get from Birmingham to Glasgow by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Birmingham to Glasgow on 29 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:00Birmingham7h20 18:20Glasgow, Buchanan
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£221One-way
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11:00Birmingham7h20 18:20Glasgow, Buchanan
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£221One-way
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08:45Birmingham International Airport1h20 10:05Glasgow International Airport
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£801One-way
13:15Birmingham, Coach Station6h55 20:10Glasgow, Buchanan
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£311One-way
07:30Birmingham, Coach Station8h20 15:50Glasgow, Buchanan
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£271One-way

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Thu
28 Oct
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£31National Express
£82easyJet
Fri
29 Oct
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£19Megabus
£72easyJet
Sat
30 Oct
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£19Megabus
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Sun
31 Oct
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£21National Express
£45easyJet
Mon
1 Nov
£70Avanti West Coast
£20Megabus
£39easyJet
Tue
2 Nov
£70Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
£39easyJet
Wed
3 Nov
£50Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
£39easyJet
Thu
4 Nov
£70Avanti West Coast
£19National Express
£39easyJet
Fri
5 Nov
£70Avanti West Coast
£19National Express
£39easyJet
Sat
6 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£19National Express
£42easyJet
Sun
7 Nov
£68Avanti West Coast
£19Megabus
£66easyJet
Mon
8 Nov
£70Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
£34easyJet
Tue
9 Nov
£50Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
£34easyJet
Thu
11 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£14Flixbus
£31easyJet
Fri
12 Nov
£70Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
£32easyJet
Sat
13 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
£31easyJet
Sun
14 Nov
£113Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
£50easyJet
Mon
15 Nov
£50Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
£32easyJet
Tue
16 Nov
£29Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
£31easyJet
Wed
17 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
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Travel Information from Birmingham to Glasgow

distanceDistance252 miles (406 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £106
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £17 • 7 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £31 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus, 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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Quick Guide: Travelling from Birmingham to Glasgow

Average Price: £40
Distance: 289 miles
Fastest Time: ~ 1h10
Trains Per Day: ~ 4
Buses per Day: ~ 72
Flights per Week: ~ 45
 

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Trains

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

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.

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FAQs
How do I go from Birmingham to Glasgow?

There are 3 ways to get from Birmingham to Glasgow: coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Glasgow from Birmingham?

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.

What is the quickest way from Birmingham to Glasgow?

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.

How far is Glasgow from Birmingham?

The distance between Birmingham and Glasgow is around 252 miles (406 km).

How many services a day are there between Birmingham and Glasgow?

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Glasgow is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Birmingham to Glasgow?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Birmingham to Glasgow:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.
  • Most travellers take a flight from Birmingham International Airport to Glasgow International Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Glasgow Central.
Who can get me 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:

  • Travel with Megabus for coaches to Glasgow. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus Birmingham to Glasgow tickets on Omio for £17.
  • EasyJet can take you to Glasgow by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for easyJet from Birmingham to Glasgow for £31.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast to go to Glasgow by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanti West Coast Birmingham to Glasgow tickets on Omio for £106.
Is there a way to travel directly from Birmingham to Glasgow?

Yes, there are direct routes from Birmingham to Glasgow with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct coach to Glasgow with National Express or Megabus with direct coaches per day.
  • You'll find direct train services to Glasgow with with around 12 direct trains every day.

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.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Birmingham to Glasgow?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Birmingham to Glasgow often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Edinburgh or Manchester. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Birmingham and Glasgow itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Glasgow and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book tickets to Glasgow from Birmingham online for the best deals?

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:

  • Coach tickets are costing £17 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £31 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £106 one way.

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.