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Birmingham to Glasgow by train

The journey from Birmingham to Glasgow by train is 252.74 mi and takes 5 hrs 32 mins. There are 11 connections per day, with the first departure at 06:03 and the last at 19:07. It is possible to travel from Birmingham to Glasgow by train for as little as £44.29 or as much as £161.66. The best price for this journey is £44.29.

Lowest Price£44.29
Journey Duration5 hrs 32 mins
Connection per Day11
Lowest Price£44.29
Highest Price£161.66
First Departure06:03
Last Departure19:07
Distance252.74 mi
DepartureBirmingham
ArrivalGlasgow
CarriersCrossCountry, TransPennine ExpressMore

Birmingham to Glasgow Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, 25 Jul 2024

Your journey from Birmingham to Glasgow with Virail

What's the best way to get from Birmingham to Glasgow? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Birmingham to Glasgow, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

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

The prices for train tickets from Birmingham to Glasgow vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Birmingham to Glasgow will cost £44.29. The average train ticket price is approximately £117.90. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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On average, you can expect to spend around £117.90 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Birmingham to Glasgow.

How long does it take to get from Birmingham to Glasgow by train?

The average journey time is 5 hrs 32 mins. This is how long it takes to cross the 252.74 mi from Birmingham to Glasgow. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Birmingham to Glasgow to take longer than 5 hrs 32 mins. The journey between Birmingham and Glasgow runs for about 252.74 mi and usually takes approximately 5 hrs 32 mins. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 4 hrs 10 mins. If you are trying to get from Birmingham to Glasgow as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

What time are the departures from Birmingham to Glasgow?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Birmingham to Glasgow leaving at 06:03. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 19:07.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays. The first departure of the night from Birmingham to Glasgow leaves at 06:03, while the last journey sets out at 19:07. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Birmingham and Glasgow. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

Which stations can I use to travel from Birmingham to Glasgow?

You can depart from Birmingham at stations such as Birmingham moor street,Five ways,Birmingham new street,Birmingham, Coach Station. At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Glasgow at the following stations: Glasgow, Hampden Park,Charing Cross (Glasgow),Pollokshields west,Glasgow central. Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Birmingham and Glasgow. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many times a day do departures from Birmingham leave for Glasgow?

The route from Birmingham to Glasgow 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 Birmingham 11 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Birmingham to Glasgow, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 3 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 8 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 Birmingham to Glasgow. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Birmingham to Glasgow, 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 Birmingham to Glasgow.

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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Find the best day to travel to Glasgow by train

When travelling to Glasgow by train, 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.

ScotRail is a train operating company that provides passenger rail services throughout Scotland. It is a subsidiary of Abellio, a Dutch state-owned transportation company. ScotRail provides a connection between Glasgow and Edinburgh, allowing travelers to easily explore the scenic Scottish East Coast and Highlands. Additionally, a range of destinations including Aberdeen, Inverness, and Stirling can be discovered through ScotRail's services.

TransPennine Express is a train operating company in the United Kingdom that provides intercity train services across the North of England and Scotland. The company operates services between major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. Transpennine Express offers a range of ticket options, including advance purchase tickets, out-of-season tickets, and flexible tickets. The company also provides onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and refreshments.

West Midlands Railway is a train operating company that provides passenger services across the West Midlands region of England.The West Midlands Trains consortium, composed of Abellio, JR East, and Mitsui, won the franchise for the region, leading to the establishment of the service in 2017. The West Midlands Railway offers a variety of services, including longer distance services to cities like London and Liverpool as well as local and regional trains.

Services on board West Midlands Railway, ScotRail and Avanti West Coast from Birmingham to Glasgow
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Birmingham to Glasgow CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
28.47kg
Bus
30.51kg
Flight
81.35kg
Car
65.08kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Birmingham to Glasgow by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Birmingham and Glasgow are 28.47kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Birmingham and Glasgow? By taking the train between Birmingham and Glasgow you will save 52.88kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.04kg compared to a bus and 36.61kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Birmingham to Glasgow?
A train ticket from Birmingham to Glasgow is £117.90. 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 £44.29.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Birmingham to Glasgow?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Birmingham to Glasgow is £44.29. 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 Birmingham and Glasgow by train?
Birmingham to Glasgow is 252.74 mi.
How long does the train between Birmingham and Glasgow take?
Birmingham to Glasgow is on average 5 hrs 32 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hrs 10 mins.
Which companies operate from Birmingham to Glasgow?
The train journey from Birmingham to Glasgow is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, West Midlands Railway, ScotRail and Avanti West Coast.
How many train connections per day go from Birmingham to Glasgow?
Birmingham to Glasgow has 11 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Birmingham to Glasgow leave?
The earliest train from Birmingham to Glasgow departs at 06:03. 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 train from Birmingham to Glasgow depart?
The latest train from Birmingham to Glasgow departs at 19:07. 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 Birmingham to Glasgow in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is £44.29 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 Birmingham to Glasgow?
There are on average 3 direct connection(s) from Birmingham to go to Glasgow.
What's the fastest journey time between Birmingham to Glasgow by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Birmingham and Glasgow is 4 hrs 10 mins.
Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Glasgow?
Yes, there is a direct train between Birmingham and Glasgow.
What are the CO2 emissions for Birmingham to Glasgow by train?
The train journey from Birmingham to Glasgow creates 28.47kg of CO2 emissions.

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