How to get from London to Glasgow

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from London to Glasgow

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

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To get from London to Glasgow on 28 Jun we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:55London Stansted Airport1h20 10:15Glasgow International Airport
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£831One-way
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23:00London8h00 07:00Glasgow, Buchanan
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£191One-way
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20:55London Stansted Airport1h15 22:10Glasgow International Airport
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£871One-way
09:55London10h15 20:10Glasgow, Buchanan
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£191One-way
08:00London10h05 18:05Glasgow, Buchanan
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£211One-way

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Travel Information from London to Glasgow

distanceDistance344 miles (555 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £36 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or Caledonian Sleeper

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 344 miles (555 km) between London and Glasgow. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express, easyJet or Caledonian Sleeper among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from London to Glasgow.

General Information about the journey from London to Glasgow

The 557 km journey between London and Glasgow Scotland's largest city can be made by air, rail or bus. Of these by far the most convenient is air, with direct flights departing from all of the capital's main airports and lasting no more than 1 hour and 20 minutes. Going by train from Euston Station to Glasgow Central Station takes 4-5 hours, while travellers should allow twice as long for the bus service from Victoria Coach Station to Buchanan Bus Station.

Buses from London to Glasgow

Departing from Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street the coach journey from London to Glasgow takes between 8 to 11 hours depending on the number of stops en route. The most prolific provider is Megabus with three departures in the morning from 8.00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and evening departures from 9.00 p.m. National Express has two daily direct services at 11.30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. and two indirect services changing at Birmingham.

Trains from London to Glasgow

Virgin Trains operate an hourly fast service from Euston Station to Glasgow Central Gordon Street from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with slower trains in between. The fast train takes 4 hours and 32 minutes, the slow train just over an hour longer.

Flights from London to Glasgow

Ryanair, easyJet and British Airways all offer direct flights to Glasgow lasting approximately an 1 hour and 15 minutes. Flights depart from Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and London City arriving at Glasgow International Airport. Both Ryanair and British Airways concentrate on morning and early evening services with the busiest time for departures after 6:00 p.m. while easyJet also offers a lunchtime service at around 1:00 p.m.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Glasgow

Travel to Glasgow 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 London to Glasgow.
FAQs

There are 4 ways to get from London to Glasgow: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from London to Glasgow is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around £1 compared to other travel options to Glasgow:

A ferry is £55 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from London to Glasgow costing on average £55.

A ferry is £36 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from London to Glasgow costing on average £36.

A ferry journey is usually £91 less than a journey to Glasgow by train, which costs on average £91 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel to Glasgow from London is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 8 h   on average.

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In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 4 h 29 min.

The distance from London to Glasgow is approximately 344 miles (555 km).

The average frequency per day from London to Glasgow is:

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

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Glasgow from London 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 London to Glasgow:

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

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

  • You can travel by coach to Glasgow from London with National Express, and you can find National Express London to Glasgow tickets for £55 on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane between London and Glasgow with easyJet, and you can find easyJet London to Glasgow tickets for £36 on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between London and Glasgow with Caledonian Sleeper, and you can find Caledonian Sleeper London to Glasgow tickets for £91 on Omio.

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

  • You can find 2 direct coaches per day to take to Glasgow with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.
  • You'll find direct flight services to Glasgow with easyJet, British Airways or BA Cityflyer with around direct flights every day.
  • You can check for a direct train to Glasgow with Avanti West Coast with 14 direct trains per 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 book tickets for this trip.

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

When planning your trip between London and Glasgow, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £55 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £36 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £91 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from London to Glasgow online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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