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from Glasgow to Birmingham

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

Our recommendation

To get from Glasgow to Birmingham on 27 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:00Glasgow, Buchanan7h20 18:20Birmingham
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£191One-way
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11:00Glasgow, Buchanan7h20 18:20Birmingham
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£191One-way
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09:15Glasgow, Buchanan6h50 16:05Birmingham, Coach Station
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£241One-way
09:40Glasgow, Buchanan8h05 17:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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£271One-way
23:00Glasgow, Buchanan7h25 06:25Birmingham, Coach Station
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£241One-way

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Tue
26 Oct
£113Avanti West Coast
£31National Express
£82easyJet
Wed
27 Oct
£62Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£49easyJet
Thu
28 Oct
£62Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£49easyJet
Fri
29 Oct
£79Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£42easyJet
Sat
30 Oct
£79Avanti West Coast
£19Megabus
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Sun
31 Oct
£79Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£57easyJet
Mon
1 Nov
£50Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
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Tue
2 Nov
£105Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
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Wed
3 Nov
£50Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
£39easyJet
Thu
4 Nov
£50Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£33easyJet
Fri
5 Nov
£62Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
£34easyJet
Sat
6 Nov
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£16National Express
£34easyJet
Sun
7 Nov
£105Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
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Mon
8 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
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Tue
9 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£10National Express
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Wed
10 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
£31easyJet
Thu
11 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
£31easyJet
Fri
12 Nov
£62Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£36easyJet
Sat
13 Nov
£80Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
£34easyJet
Mon
15 Nov
£50Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
£32easyJet

Travel Information between Glasgow and Birmingham

distanceDistance252 miles (406 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£19 - £70
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £19 • 7 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £31 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus, easyJet or Avanti West Coast

Travel 252 miles (406 km) by coach, flight or train from Glasgow to Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £19. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Megabus, easyJet or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Glasgow to Birmingham.

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FAQs
How do I go from Glasgow to Birmingham?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Glasgow to Birmingham. You can take a coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Glasgow and Birmingham?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Glasgow to Birmingham, which costs on average £19.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Birmingham:

A coach journey is usually £12 less than a journey to Birmingham by plane, which costs on average £31 for the same trip.

A coach is about £50 less than a train, which costs on average £70 for this trip.

What is the quickest way from Glasgow to Birmingham?

The fastest way from Glasgow to Birmingham is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options from Glasgow to Birmingham can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 7 h 20 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 25 min   on average.

How far is Birmingham from Glasgow?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Glasgow to Birmingham?

The average frequency per day from Glasgow to Birmingham is:

  • 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Glasgow to Birmingham as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Glasgow and in Birmingham?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Glasgow to Birmingham:

  • Coaches from Glasgow to Birmingham most often leave from Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Flights mostly leave from Glasgow International Airport and tend to arrive in Birmingham International Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Glasgow at Glasgow Central and arrive in Birmingham at Birmingham New Street.
Which travel companies can take me from Glasgow to Birmingham?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Glasgow to Birmingham, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Megabus can take you to Birmingham by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Megabus from Glasgow to Birmingham for £19.
  • EasyJet can get you to Birmingham by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with easyJet from Glasgow to Birmingham for £31 on Omio.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast to go to Birmingham by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanti West Coast Glasgow to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £70.
Can I travel directly from Glasgow to Birmingham?

Yes, there are direct services available between Glasgow and Birmingham with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with National Express or Megabus.
  • You can travel directly by plane with easyJet with direct flights per day.
  • You can take a direct train with with 12 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Birmingham as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Glasgow to Birmingham.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Birmingham from Glasgow?
Your journey from Glasgow to Birmingham doesn't have to end in Birmingham. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Nottingham. If you’d like to add London, Manchester or Nottingham to your Glasgow to Birmingham trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Birmingham today!
How early should I book tickets between Glasgow and Birmingham online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Glasgow to Birmingham, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £19 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £31 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is £70 one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Glasgow to Birmingham tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.