Trains from London to Glasgow

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Thu 18 Jan

12:30 16:59
51 €
04:29 hrs

Fri 19 Jan

08:30 12:59
74 €
04:29 hrs

Sat 20 Jan

12:30 16:59
34 €
04:29 hrs

Sun 21 Jan

08:45 14:06
34 €
05:21 hrs

Mon 22 Jan

09:30 13:59
162 €
04:29 hrs

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London to Glasgow Train Information

Avg. Train Duration4h 40m
Trains arrive inGlasgow
Trains depart fromLondon
Train Ticket Price 56.50 €
Distance555 km
Train Companies
  • Virgin Trains

What train companies travel from London to Glasgow

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

What's on board Virgin Trains trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Virgin Trains trains?

    No, children under 5 years old do not need a ticket on Virgin trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. A child's ticket should be purchased if a seat is needed.


    No check-in is required for Virgin trains.


    National Rail's 16-25 Railcard, Two Together Railcard, Family & Friends Railcard, Senior Railcard, and Disabled Persons Railcard entitle passengers to discounted tickets on Virgin Trains trains.


    When booking through Raileasy, all passengers must each possess a railcard in order to receive the reduced fare.


    You will need to make a separate booking for any passengers in your group who don't own a railcard. You will be liable to pay a fine if you purchase railcard discount tickets without the sufficient number of railcards to cover all passengers.


    Advance


    Ticket non-refundable, but amendable for £10 fee within 28 days of departure via our cancellation page.


    Off-peak


    Restricted to off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


    Super Off-peak


    Restricted to super off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Anytime


    Valid at any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    1st Class


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


What's on board Caledonian Sleeper trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What's on board East Coast trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on East Coast trains?

    No, children under 5 years old do not need a ticket on East Coast trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. A child's ticket should be purchased if a seat is needed.


    No check-in is required for East Coast trains.


    National Rail's 16-25 Railcard, Two Together Railcard, Family & Friends Railcard, Senior Railcard, and Disabled Persons Railcard entitle passengers to discounted tickets on East Coast trains.


    When booking through Raileasy, all passengers must each possess a railcard in order to receive the reduced fare.


    You will need to make a separate booking for any passengers in your group who don't own a railcard. You will be liable to pay a fine if you purchase railcard discount tickets without the sufficient number of railcards to cover all passengers.


    Advance


    Ticket non-refundable, but amendable for £10 fee within 28 days of departure via our cancellation page.


    Off-peak


    Restricted to off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


    Super Off-peak


    Restricted to super off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Anytime


    Valid at any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    1st Class


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


Quick Guide: Trains from London to Glasgow

Average Price: €76
Trains per day: ~10
Transfers: Direct
Average Time: 4:45 h
Fastest Route: 4:31 h
Slowest Route: 5:34 h


Trains from London to Glasgow

Trains in the United Kingdom are an efficient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes in the UK. During the week, trains from London to Glasgow run generally hourly from the early morning well into the late evening, with most trains departing from Euston Station, although some journeys begin at King's Cross. Weekday London to Glasgow trains are typically direct and require around 4.5 to 5.5 hours to arrive in Glasgow. On Saturday and Sunday London to Glasgow train schedules are relatively unchanged, with departures beginning a little later in the mid-morning. While the vast majority of London to Glasgow trains available will be direct, some trains do have a change and require passengers to transfer in Carlisle. London to Glasgow trains run along the West Coast Main Line, and are operated by Virgin Trains.

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London to Glasgow Train Cost

Average prices for Trains from London to Glasgow when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€157

1 Day in Advance

€73

1 Week in Advance

€73

2 Weeks in Advance

€59

1 Month in Advance

€59

3 Months in Advance

€35

London to Glasgow Trains: General Information


While it may be cheaper to book a bus ticket from London to Glasgow, the train offers a more comfortable alternative. Travelers can offset some of the cost of train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.


  • autobus All London to Glasgow trains are run by Virgin Trains.
  • autobus Most London to Glasgow trains are direct, depart from London Euston station and arrive at Glasgow's Central train station.
  • autobus Most travelers book their London to Glasgow train tickets 1 day ahead of time of the travel date.




Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on London to Glasgow trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 54% cheaper to book a London to Glasgow train a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • It is 62% cheaper to book a train ticket 2 weeks in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Finally, London to Glasgow train costs are 78% cheaper when booked 2 months in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Taking the Train from London

Trains from London to Glasgow will leave from Euston Station and King’s Cross Station, with the vast majority of trains departing from the former station. Both stations are located in central London and are about a 15-minute walk from one another. Both stations offer ample connections via Transport for London. London Euston Station has an Overground stop and an Underground stop on both branches of the Northern line as well as the Victoria line and is only one stop from King’s Cross. London King’s Cross Station is located on the Bank Branch of the Northern Line, the Victoria Line, the Piccadilly Line, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle lines of the London Underground. Other national rail services are available at both stations, as well as a large number of buses and night buses. For international connections, St Pancras International Station is located between the stations at less than a 10-minute walk from either.

Getting into Glasgow By Train

Glasgow, the capital of Scotland, is an old industrial city that has grown into an eclectic creative center. The city is practically overflowing with art - with a great amount of the city's art being found in the city's buildings themselves. Glasgow Central Station is an architectural sight to see with the large glass bridge located above Argyle Street. Trains from London will arrive here as the station is the main one serving the city. Accessing the station can be done via Union Street. Buses can also be found on Hope Street. There is an inter-station bus that runs between Glasgow Central, to Queen Street Station and Buchanan Bus Station available as well from Gordon Street. Airport buses connecting passengers to Glasgow Airport depart from Waterloo Street at the Hope Street exit. Centrally located, the station is only a few minutes walk to the main shopping area of Argyle Street, which is the main thoroughfare for Glasgow.

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Everything you need to know about London Charing Cross train station

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Everything you need to know about London Euston train station

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Everything you need to know about London Victoria train station

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Everything you need to know about London Liverpool Street train station

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Everything you need to know about London Kings Cross train station

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Everything you need to know about Glasgow Central train station

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