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There are 12 ways to get from Buchanan bus Station to Charing Cross (Station) by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car, plane or subway

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston

£153 - £509

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express

£16 - £20

10 alternative options

Night bus  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the night bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M11 / ...

£28 - £37

Rideshare  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the rideshare from Glasgow to London 404.7 miles

£23 - £45

Drive  •  6h 41m

  1. Drive from Buchanan bus Station to Charing Cross (Station) 405.2 miles

£60 - £90

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to London Heathrow  •  3h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Heathrow (LHR) EDI - LHR

£55 - £211

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Heathrow, subway  •  4h 1m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Heathrow (LHR) GLA - LHR
  3. Take the subway from Paddington station to Charing Cross station

£50 - £245

Fly Glasgow to London Gatwick, train  •  4h 20m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Gatwick (LGW) GLA - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£34 - £153

Train to Glasgow, fly to London City, subway  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London City (LCY) GLA - LCY
  3. Take the subway from Canning Town station to Westminster station

£62 - £256

Fly Glasgow to London Luton, train  •  4h 46m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Luton (LTN) GLA - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL

£45 - £257

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Stansted, subway  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Stansted (STN) GLA - STN
  3. Take the subway from Tottenham Hale station to Green Park station

£36 - £156

Fly Glasgow to Southampton, train  •  5h 10m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Southampton (SOU) GLA - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo

£101 - £245

Buchanan bus Station to Charing Cross (Station) by walk, train and subway

The journey time between Buchanan bus Station and Charing Cross (Station) is around 4h 59m and covers a distance of around 403 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 45m. Services are operated by Avanti West Coast and London Underground (Tube). Typically 98 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 59m
Fastest journey time:
4h 45m
Journey distance:
403 miles
Services per week:
98
Cheapest price:
£153
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:26
Last service departs at:
18:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Buchanan bus Station to Charing Cross (Station) walk, train and subway schedules

Departing Monday, August 2, 2021

Buchanan bus Station → Charing Cross (Station)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Charing Cross (Station) is 111.

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The cost-effective way to get from Buchanan bus Station to Charing Cross (Station) is to bus, which costs £16 - £20 and takes 9h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Buchanan bus Station to Charing Cross (Station) is to bus and fly which costs £55 - £220 and takes 3h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buchanan bus Station to Charing Cross (Station). However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Charing Cross via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Buchanan bus Station to Charing Cross (Station) station. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Charing Cross station via Euston station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 58m.

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The distance between Buchanan bus Station and Charing Cross (Station) is 347 miles. The road distance is 405.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Buchanan bus Station to Charing Cross (Station) without a car is to train which takes 4h 58m and costs £150 - £550.

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It takes approximately 4h 58m to get from Buchanan bus Station to Charing Cross (Station), including transfers.

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Buchanan bus Station to Charing Cross (Station) bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Buchanan bus Station to Charing Cross (Station) train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Buchanan bus Station to Charing Cross (Station) is to train which takes 4h 58m and costs £150 - £550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £20 and takes 9h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Buchanan bus Station to Charing Cross (Station).
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  • Distance: 347 miles
  • Duration: 4h 58m

What companies run services between Buchanan bus Station, Scotland and Charing Cross (Station), England?

Avanti West Coast operates a train from Glasgow Central to London Euston hourly. Tickets cost £150 - £550 and the journey takes 4h 36m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 once daily. Tickets cost £14 - £18 and the journey takes 7h 30m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £240
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £320
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £160
Flights from Glasgow to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £380
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £220
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £220
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £160
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£30 - £160
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £550
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £400
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £440
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£19 - £130
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington station to Charing Cross station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Canning Town station to Westminster station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Tottenham Hale station to Green Park station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£27 - £35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Glasgow to London
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£23 - £45
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Buchanan bus Station to Charing Cross (Station) bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Victoria Coach Station Arrivals.

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Buchanan bus Station to Charing Cross (Station) train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at London Euston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Buchanan bus Station to Charing Cross (Station) is 405 miles. It takes approximately 6h 41m to drive from Buchanan bus Station to Charing Cross (Station).

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Aer Lingus and British Airways offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 3867+ hotels available in Charing Cross (Station). Prices start at £75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Buchanan bus Station and Charing Cross (Station). A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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