How to get to London from Glasgow

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Travel Information between Glasgow and London

distanceDistance344 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, coach or flight
priceTicket price range£18 - £50
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £18 • 8 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £42 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus, easyJet or Virgin Trains

Take a train, coach or flight to travel 344 miles from Glasgow to London. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus, easyJet or Virgin Trains among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Glasgow to London.

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from Glasgow to London

How to get to London from Glasgow by train, bus, flight or ferry.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Glasgow to London is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
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Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
09:25London, Victoria Coach Station
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Glasgow International Airport (GLA)
19:20London Luton Airport (LTN)
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Avanti West Coast
Glasgow Central (GLC)
13:56London Euston (EUS)
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London North Eastern Railway
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
14:39London Kings Cross (KGX)
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Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
13:47London Kings Cross (KGX)
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Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
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Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
20:20London, Victoria Coach Station
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Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
21:10London, Victoria Coach Station
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Glasgow International Airport (GLA)
18:30London Stansted Airport (STN)
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Glasgow International Airport (GLA)
11:20London Stansted Airport (STN)
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Glasgow International Airport (GLA)
15:35London Luton Airport (LTN)
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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.

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Travel on National Express, CrossCountry and FlixBus travel to London from Glasgow at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned travel providers in the United Kingdom. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and regional travel across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern travel journeys from Glasgow to London. There is only one class option on Northern travel: Standard.

    National Express is the leading travel operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Glasgow - London travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

      British Airways (BA) is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom with its headquarters in London near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). Known as a full-service global airline, BA offers low fares year-round to destinations around the globe and flies to and from centrally-located airports. Its extensive global route network includes more than 170 destinations in nearly 80 countries throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. BA is also the second largest airline based in the UK in terms of its fleet size and number of passengers carried.

        FAQs: Glasgow to London

        FAQs: 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.

        There are 3 travel options from Glasgow to London: train, coach or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to London is by taking a coach with average ticket prices of £18 compared to other travel options to London:

        Taking a coach costs £24 less than taking a flight, which costs on average £42 for the same trip.

        Taking a coach costs £32 less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of £50.

        The quickest way to travel to London from Glasgow is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Taking a coach requires on average 8 h of travel time.

        Taking a train requires on average 4 h 44 min of travel time.

        London is approximately 344 miles away from Glasgow.

        The average frequency per day from Glasgow to London is:

        • Around 16 coaches per day.
        • Around 16 trains per day.

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

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

        • Most travellers board their coach from Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
        • Most travellers take a flight from Glasgow International Airport to London Gatwick Airport.
        • Most travellers board their train from Glasgow Central and arrive in London Waterloo.

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

        • You can go to London from Glasgow by coach with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £18 with Megabus from Glasgow to London on Omio.
        • You can travel by plane to London from Glasgow with easyJet, British Airways or Cityflyer (British Airways 2), and you can find easyJet Glasgow to London tickets for £42 on Omio.
        • You can go to London from Glasgow by train with Virgin Trains, East Coast, Lumo, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express. You'll see cheap train tickets for £50 with Lumo 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 coach to London with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus with 16 direct coaches per day.
        • You can find 16 direct trains per day to London with Virgin Trains or Caledonian Sleeper.

        Direct services to London tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

        Many of our customers who book a trip from Glasgow to London often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Edinburgh, Manchester, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Glasgow and London itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between London and any of these top destinations today!

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