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Glasgow to Birmingham by bus

The journey from Glasgow to Birmingham by bus is 252.74 mi and takes 8 hrs 24 mins. There are 33 connections per day, with the first departure at 04:20 and the last at 23:50. It is possible to travel from Glasgow to Birmingham by bus for as little as £6.43 or as much as £54.27. The best price for this journey is £6.43.

Lowest Price£6.43
Journey Duration8 hrs 24 mins
Connection per Day33
Lowest Price£6.43
Highest Price£54.27
First Departure04:20
Last Departure23:50
Distance252.74 mi
DepartureGlasgow
ArrivalBirmingham
CarriersFlixBus, MegabusMore

Glasgow to Birmingham Bus Times

Departure date
Thursday, 25 Jul 2024

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Do you know the best way to get from Glasgow to Birmingham? No? Don't worry, Virail knows. Our search tool uses data from thousands of travel providers to show you all the available routes for your chosen travel dates. Whether you want to travel by train, bus, plane, or carpool, we can help. Filter your results to suit your personal needs: decide whether you want a one-way or round trip ticket, look for a direct journey or one with connections, and choose the time of day that you prefer to travel. Take a look at all the information and find the transport option that's right for you. When you've selected your ideal journey, Virail will transfer you to the website of your chosen travel provider, where you can complete your booking. Your adventure is waiting - let Virail help you today.

How much will I pay for bus tickets from Glasgow to Birmingham?

When you're traveling from Glasgow to Birmingham, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £31.23. You might be able to find prices as low as £6.43, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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On average, a bus ticket from Glasgow to Birmingham will cost you £31.23. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long will it take me to travel from Glasgow to Birmingham by bus?

With a distance of 252.74 mi between Glasgow and Birmingham, it will usually take 8 hrs 24 mins to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 8 hrs 24 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. In order to get from Glasgow to Birmingham faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Glasgow and Birmingham will complete the journey in 6 hrs 5 mins.On average, it will take you about 8 hrs 24 mins to travel the 252.74 mi between Glasgow and Birmingham.

How many journeys from Glasgow to Birmingham are there every day?

The route from Glasgow to Birmingham is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Glasgow 33 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Glasgow to Birmingham, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 29 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 4 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Glasgow to Birmingham. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Glasgow to Birmingham
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Birmingham.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Glasgow to Birmingham, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Glasgow to Birmingham.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book Glasgow to Birmingham travel

Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around £4.78 to £23.79 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 80% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Glasgow to Birmingham

The cheapest Glasgow - Birmingham bus tickets can be found for as low as £9.38 if you’re lucky, or £18.85 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £37.00.

Find the best day to travel to Birmingham by bus

When travelling to Birmingham by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Megabus is a low-cost intercity bus service that operates in North America, Canada, and Europe. It was founded in 2003 and is owned by Stagecoach Group, a multinational transport company. Megabus retains its own brand in Britain and North America, but in Continental Europe, including France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands, its services have been rebranded as Flixbus since the acquisition by a German company in June 2016.

National Express is a British multinational public transport company that operates bus, and rail services in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and North America. The company was founded in 1972 and has its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. National Express operates a fleet of over 1,600 buses, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. The company also operates rail services in the UK, including the East Anglia franchise.

Services on board FlixBus, Megabus and National Express from Glasgow to Birmingham
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Glasgow to Birmingham CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
28.47kg
Bus
30.51kg
Flight
81.35kg
Car
65.08kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Glasgow to Birmingham?
A bus ticket from Glasgow to Birmingham is £31.23. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £6.43.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Glasgow to Birmingham?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Glasgow to Birmingham is £6.43. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Glasgow and Birmingham by bus?
Glasgow to Birmingham is 252.74 mi.
How long does the bus between Glasgow and Birmingham take?
Glasgow to Birmingham is on average 8 hrs 24 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 hrs 5 mins.
Which companies operate from Glasgow to Birmingham?
The bus journey from Glasgow to Birmingham is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus, Megabus, National Express and FLIXBUS UK LTD.
How many bus connections per day go from Glasgow to Birmingham?
Glasgow to Birmingham has 33 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Glasgow to Birmingham leave?
The earliest bus from Glasgow to Birmingham departs at 04:20. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Glasgow to Birmingham depart?
The latest bus from Glasgow to Birmingham departs at 23:50. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Glasgow to Birmingham in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is £6.43 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Glasgow to Birmingham?
There are on average 29 direct connection(s) from Glasgow to go to Birmingham.
What's the fastest journey time between Glasgow to Birmingham by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Glasgow and Birmingham is 6 hrs 5 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Glasgow to Birmingham?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Glasgow and Birmingham.
What are the CO2 emissions for Glasgow to Birmingham by bus?
The bus journey from Glasgow to Birmingham creates 30.51kg of CO2 emissions.

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