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London to Glasgow

train journey information

  • Train fares from
    £60.50
  • Fastest route
    4h 38m
  • Average journey time
    5h 24m
  • Trains per day
    Around 18
  • Changes
    Direct
  • Train operators
    Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway, CrossCountry, Scotrail

    London to Glasgow

    train FAQs

  • How long does it take to travel from London to Glasgow by train?
    Average journey time5h 24m
    It takes around 5 hours 24 minutes by train from London to Glasgow. Bear in mind that the journey time may be a little longer on weekends and holidays.
  • How much does the train from London to Glasgow cost?
    Train fares from£60.50
    Train tickets from London to Glasgow cost as little as £60.50 if you book in advance, and the train fares are often higher when purchased on the day. Ticket prices also vary depending on the time of day, route, and class you book.
  • What is the fastest journey from London to Glasgow by train?
    Fastest route4h 38m
    The fastest train will get you from London to Glasgow in 4 hours 38 minutes. The slowest service is the late-evening departure which takes nearly 12 hours 9 minutes travelling at a slower pace throughout the journey.
  • What time does the last train from London to Glasgow leave?
    Last train10:10
    The last train from London to Glasgow departs at 10:10. Don’t miss it!
  • When can I catch the first train from London to Glasgow?
    First train12:10
    The first train leaves London at 12:10. Book in advance to save yourself some time in the morning.
  • How many trains a day are there from London to Glasgow?
    Trains per day18
    On an average weekday, around 18 trains travel from London to Glasgow. The first train departs London Euston some time after 12:10 with departures continuing at intervals, until 10:10.
  • Travel info from London to Glasgow


    Transportation

    London to Glasgow train: The distance from London to Glasgow is about 342 miles and the train takes an average of 4 hours and 58 minutes. Glasgow Queen Street railway station has a rich history and was opened in 1842. It’s mainly connected to other major cities in Scotland, like Edinburgh, and so it’s really convenient to see the sights in both cities in just one trip. Glasgow Central railway station opened in 1879 and is the northern terminus of the main railway line on the west coast of England. It’s connected to the rest of England and has a train service to the Glasgow Bellevue International Airport in the southwest of the city. Book the train tickets.

    If you want to take the long-distance coach to Glasgow, you will finish your journey at the Buchanan Street Bus Station in the city centre. This is the starting point and the terminus of all the long-distance buses in Glasgow and has easy access to the shopping and commercial centre.


    About Glasgow

    Glasgow is a traditional Scottish city and the largest city in Scotland too. The city centre is on the north bank of the River Clyde, famous for its shipyards. This noisy, exciting city, with its reputation for a black sense of humour, is full of life and is just a short hop from some of the country’s most breath-taking scenery. Find trains to Glasgow.

    Glasgow Cathedral was first built in the 12th century and is one of the few standing relics of the city’s medieval roots. Almost every other building shows how the city was catapulted forward into the modern era with the industrial revolution. The city's most distinctive Victorian historic buildings and large art galleries, the museums, as well as the awe-inspiring Gothic university buildings, attract visitors from all over the world.

    Glasgow's tourist attractions are spread across this city, which is an enticing cocktail of art, history, architecture, music, sports and shopping. It’s often said to house the best metropolitan art exhibitions and museums in the United Kingdom. There are many great restaurants too, from fine dining to great-value, local spots. It’s home to numerous national performing arts companies such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Scottish Opera, the Scottish Ballet and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. You’ll find the Scots warm and friendly to boot, Glaswegians are always especially proud of their splendid city full of culture and tradition. Travel to Glasgow by train.