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London to Glasgow by train

The journey from London to Glasgow by train is 345.9 mi and takes 5 hrs 57 mins. There are 16 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:31 and the last at 23:45. It is possible to travel from London to Glasgow by train for as little as £34.47 or as much as £204.38. The best price for this journey is £34.47.

Lowest Price£34.47
Journey Duration5 hrs 57 mins
Connection per Day16
Lowest Price£34.47
Highest Price£204.38
First Departure05:31
Last Departure23:45
Distance345.9 mi
DepartureLondon
ArrivalGlasgow
CarriersScotRail, LumoMore

London to Glasgow Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024

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What's the best way to get from London 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 London to Glasgow, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from London to Glasgow?

Prices will vary when you travel from London to Glasgow. On average, though, you'll pay about £82.48 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as £34.47, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.
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The prices for train tickets from London 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. The average train ticket price is approximately £82.48. 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.

How long is the journey from London to Glasgow by train?

The average journey time is 5 hrs 57 mins. This is how long it takes to cross the 345.9 mi from London to Glasgow. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from London to Glasgow to take longer than 5 hrs 57 mins. The journey between London and Glasgow by train usually takes 5 hrs 57 mins to cover a distance of 345.9 mi. The shortest journey from London to Glasgow will take you 4 hrs 30 mins. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Glasgow quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

At what time of the day can I travel from London to Glasgow?

The first journey of the day departs from London at 05:31. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 23:45. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between London and Glasgow. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. In general, the first departure of the night will leave London at 05:31, and the last departure will leave at 23:45. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from London to Glasgow can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

When traveling from London to Glasgow by train, which stations can I use?

In London, departure stations include Waterloo Rue de la Station 220,London, Victoria Coach Station,London, Stratford,London Southend Airport,Luton Airport (LTN),London St. Pancras International,London City Airport, LCY,Southend airport,London, Premier Inn Heathrow Terminal 5,London Euston,London, Marble Arch,London Stansted Airport,London paddington,London waterloo east,LONDON,London bridge,London Heathrow Airport T3,London, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5,Gatwick Airport. When you arrive in Glasgow, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Glasgow, Hampden Park,Pollokshields west,Charing Cross (Glasgow),Glasgow central. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

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

You will be able to travel from London to Glasgow using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 16 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from London to Glasgow using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 9 direct connections from London to Glasgow each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 7 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from London 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 London to Glasgow
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from London to Glasgow.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from London 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 London 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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Best time to book London to Glasgow travel

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

Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around £35.36 to £74.17 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 52% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from London to Glasgow

The cheapest London - Glasgow train tickets can be found for as low as £51.93 if you’re lucky, or £59.42 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £67.26.

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.

Caledonian Sleeper is a train service that operates overnight between London and Scotland. It offers a range of accommodation options, including private cabins with en-suite facilities, as well as shared berths for budget-conscious travelers. The train also features a lounge car and dining car, serving locally sourced food and drinks.

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom that operates intercity services on the "East Coast Main Line" between London, Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland. It was formed in 2018 as a result of the UK government's decision to terminate the franchise of Virgin Trains East Coast. LNER is owned by the Department for Transport and managed by the operator of the East Coast Partnership, a joint venture between infrastructure company Network Rail and train operator FirstGroup. LNER operates a fleet of electric and diesel trains, including the Azuma, which is the fastest train in the UK.

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.

Services on board ScotRail, Lumo and Avanti West Coast from London to Glasgow
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London to Glasgow CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
38.97kg
Bus
41.75kg
Flight
111.34kg
Car
89.07kg
What are the CO2 emissions from London to Glasgow by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between London and Glasgow are 38.97kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between London and Glasgow? By taking the train between London and Glasgow you will save 72.37kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.78kg compared to a bus and 50.1kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from London to Glasgow?
A train ticket from London to Glasgow is £82.48. 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 £34.47.
What's the cheapest train ticket from London to Glasgow?
The cheapest ticket you can get from London to Glasgow is £34.47. 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 London and Glasgow by train?
London to Glasgow is 345.9 mi.
How long does the train between London and Glasgow take?
London to Glasgow is on average 5 hrs 57 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hrs 30 mins.
Which companies operate from London to Glasgow?
The train journey from London to Glasgow is covered by 6 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: ScotRail, Lumo, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper, London North Eastern Railway and Grand Central.
How many train connections per day go from London to Glasgow?
London to Glasgow has 16 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from London to Glasgow leave?
The earliest train from London to Glasgow departs at 05:31. 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 London to Glasgow depart?
The latest train from London to Glasgow departs at 23:45. 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 London 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 £34.47 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 London to Glasgow?
There are on average 9 direct connection(s) from London to go to Glasgow.
What's the fastest journey time between London to Glasgow by train?
The fastest journey time by train between London and Glasgow is 4 hrs 30 mins.
Is there a direct train from London to Glasgow?
Yes, there is a direct train between London and Glasgow.
What are the CO2 emissions for London to Glasgow by train?
The train journey from London to Glasgow creates 38.97kg of CO2 emissions.

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