How to get from Glasgow to Birmingham

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from Glasgow to Birmingham

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

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flight

To get from Glasgow to Birmingham on 14 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:55Glasgow International Airport1h15 21:10Birmingham International Airport
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£731One-way
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07:30Glasgow, Buchanan10h45 18:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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£451One-way
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19:50Glasgow International Airport1h10 21:00Birmingham International Airport
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£1071One-way
16:05Glasgow International Airport1h10 17:15Birmingham International Airport
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£1091One-way

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Travel Information to Birmingham from Glasgow

distanceDistance252 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£22 - £104
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £22 • 6 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £84 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or Avanti West Coast

Travel 252 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train to Birmingham from Glasgow. 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 £22. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, easyJet or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Glasgow to Birmingham.

Travel Tips: Travel from Glasgow to Birmingham

Travel to Birmingham 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 Glasgow to Birmingham.
FAQs

There are 4 ways to travel to Birmingham from Glasgow including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Birmingham. Tickets for a coach cost on average £22.

This is compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A coach is £63 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Glasgow to Birmingham costing on average £84.

A coach is about £82 less than a train, which costs on average £104 for this journey.

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

There are alternative travel options to Birmingham that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 6 h 15 min.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 4 h 9 min.

You should expect to travel around 252 miles from Glasgow to Birmingham.

The average frequency per day from Glasgow to Birmingham is:

  • 2 coaches per day.
  • Around 15 trains per day.

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

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 depart from Glasgow International Airport and arrive in Birmingham International Airport.
  • Trains from Glasgow to Birmingham most often leave from Glasgow Central and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Glasgow to Birmingham:

  • You can take a coach from Glasgow to Birmingham with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £22 with Flixbus from Glasgow to Birmingham.
  • You can take a flight from Glasgow to Birmingham with easyJet. Cheap tickets can be found for £84 with easyJet from Glasgow to Birmingham.
  • You can travel by train from Glasgow to Birmingham with Avanti West Coast, and you can find Avanti West Coast Glasgow to Birmingham tickets for £104 on Omio.
Looking to extend your trip from Glasgow to Birmingham? Many Omio customers who go from Glasgow to Birmingham usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Nottingham. If you're looking to explore London, Manchester or Nottingham from Birmingham, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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 journey is on average £22 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average £84 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £104 one way.

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.

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