How to get from Glasgow to London

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from Glasgow to London

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

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To get from Glasgow to London on 26 Jun we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:30Glasgow Queen Street6h24 17:54London Kings Cross
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11:30Glasgow Queen Street6h24 17:54London Kings Cross
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10:38Glasgow Central5h08 15:46London Euston
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09:34Glasgow Central5h13 14:47London Euston
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11:35Glasgow Central4h58 16:33London Euston
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Travel Information to London from Glasgow

distanceDistance344 miles (555 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£22 - £39
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £22 • 8 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £37 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, Megabus or Avanti West Coast

Travel 344 miles (555 km) by flight, coach or train from Glasgow to London. 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 easyJet, Megabus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from Glasgow to London.

General Information about the journey from Glasgow to London

Located approximately 640 kilometres apart the journey from Glasgow to London is most convenient by air travel. On average flights take no longer than 2 hours 15 minutes with easy connections upon arrival. Coach travel offers flexible options for tighter budgets while train services run regularly with direct services starting early morning and running reliable schedules throughout the day.

Buses from Glasgow to London

Coaches depart Glasgow daily bound for London Victoria Coach station departing with a first service of 7:45 a.m. each morning. Total journey times range from 10 to 11 hours with direct services and one-change connecting routes available throughout the day. A service runs at least once every 3 hours throughout the day with a final departure time of 10:30 p.m. with the express overnight service totalling 8 hours 15 minutes.

Trains from Glasgow to London

First trains from Glasgow Central department at 4.28 a.m. each morning direct to London Euston. Services take on average 4 hours 30 minutes to 6 hours depending on exact number of stops and any connections required. Services run regularly throughout the morning and early afternoon with upwards of 2-3 services per hour in peak. Services are operated by Virgin Trains with standard and first class carriage available. Last direct trains leave at 11.40 p.m. each night arriving in London Euston at 7:09 a.m.

Flights from Glasgow to London

Flights from Glasgow to London are operated by British Airways Ryanair and easyJet - commencing direct flights from 6:00 a.m. each morning and running at least one flight per hour during peak and morning before a final direct flight departure of 9.35 p.m. Journeys usually take no longer than 1 hour 15 minutes on any direct flight.

Travel Tips: Travel from Glasgow to London

Travel to London 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 London.

You can travel from Glasgow to London 3 different ways: flight, coach or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Glasgow to London, which costs on average £22.

This is compared to other ways of getting to London:

A coach is about £14 less than a flight, which costs on average £37 for this journey.

A coach is generally £17 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £39 from Glasgow to London.

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

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 8 h   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to London by train can take on average 4 h 30 min.

The distance between Glasgow and London is around 344 miles (555 km).

The average frequency per day from Glasgow to London is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to London from Glasgow as scheduled services by flight, coach 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 London:

  • Flights mostly depart from Glasgow International Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Glasgow at Glasgow Central and arrive in London at London Victoria.

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

  • You can travel by plane to London from Glasgow with easyJet, and you can find easyJet Glasgow to London tickets for £37 on Omio.
  • You can travel to London from Glasgow by coach with Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £22 with Megabus from Glasgow to London.
  • You can go to London from Glasgow by train with Avanti West Coast. You'll see cheap train tickets for £39 with Avanti West Coast from Glasgow to London on Omio.

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

  • You can check for a direct flight to London with easyJet, British Airways or BA Cityflyer with direct flights per day.
  • You'll find direct coach services to London with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus with around direct coaches every day.
  • You'll find direct train services to London with Avanti West Coast with around 12 direct trains every day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to London tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this journey.

Omio customers who travel from Glasgow to London often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between London and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £37 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £22 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £39 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Glasgow to London 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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