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Train  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Doncaster

£35 - £290

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Bus  •  8h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street National Express

£10 - £14

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Train via Leeds  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Barnsley

£132 - £320

Train via Preston  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Leeds
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Barnsley

£90 - £301

Drive  •  4h

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Barnsley 241.5 miles

£35 - £55

Fly Glasgow to Leeds Bradford, train  •  7h 14m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) GLA - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Barnsley

£44 - £254

Fly Glasgow to Manchester, train  •  7h 21m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Meadowhall

£42 - £272

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Birmingham, train  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Sheffield

£76 - £340

Fly Glasgow to Birmingham, train  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Sheffield

£65 - £359

Glasgow to Barnsley by train and bus

The journey time between Glasgow and Barnsley is around 5h 10m and covers a distance of around 301 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 10m. Operated by LNER, Stagecoach and Powells Bus, the Glasgow to Barnsley service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Barnsley Town Centre, Sheffield Road/West Way. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 10m
Fastest journey time:
5h 10m
Journey distance:
301 miles
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:48
Last service departs at:
06:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Barnsley train and bus schedules

Glasgow → Barnsley
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Barnsley is to bus which costs £10 - £14 and takes 8h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Barnsley is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Barnsley. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Barnsley Town Centre, Barnsley Interchange via Leeds City Centre, Dyer Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Barnsley. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Barnsley via Leeds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 31m.

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It is 196 miles from Glasgow to Barnsley. It is approximately 241.5 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Barnsley without a car is to train which takes 5h 11m and costs £35 - £290.

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It takes approximately 5h 11m to get from Glasgow to Barnsley, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Barnsley bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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Glasgow to Barnsley train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Barnsley is to train which takes 5h 11m and costs £35 - £290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £14 and takes 8h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Barnsley.
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  • Distance: 195.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 11m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Barnsley, England?

LNER operates a train from Glasgow Central to Doncaster 6 times a week. Tickets cost £35 - £290 and the journey takes 4h 6m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Glasgow to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street once daily. Tickets cost £10 - £14 and the journey takes 6h 50m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £240
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Newquay
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£90 - £240
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £380
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £410
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Mahon
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£90 - £220
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£95 - £220
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£55 - £210
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £470
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £210
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £440
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford via Southampton
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£160 - £600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£240 - £390
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Exeter
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£180 - £700
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£35 - £290
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£130 - £180
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£200 - £290
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Leeds
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£120 - £300
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£120 - £150
Anytime Day 1st Class
£210 - £300
Train from Birmingham New Street to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Barnsley
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
Train from Preston to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £40
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£23 - £29
Anytime Day 1st Class
£28 - £40
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £90
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Meadowhall
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £28
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£10 - £14
Off-Peak Day Single
£13 - £21
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £28
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 Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
National Express
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

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Glasgow to Barnsley bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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Glasgow to Barnsley train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Barnsley station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Barnsley is 241 miles. It takes approximately 4h to drive from Glasgow to Barnsley.

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British Airways, Aer Lingus, Loganair and four other airlines offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport.

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