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There are 11 ways to get from Glasgow to Charlton by train, bus, night bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston

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Bus  •  8h 47m

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

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Night bus  •  10h 52m

  1. Take the night bus from Glasgow to London Finchley Road Ukn10

Drive  •  6h 36m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Charlton 408.2 miles

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Heathrow, line 8 bus, line 216 bus  •  4h 25m

  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 line 8 bus from Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 to Elmsleigh Bus Station
  4. Take the line 216 bus from Elmsleigh Bus Station to Ashford Common, Norman Road

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to London Heathrow  •  4h 32m

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

Fly Glasgow to London City, train  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London City (LCY) GLA - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Upper Halliford

Fly Glasgow to London Gatwick, train  •  4h 57m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Gatwick (LGW) GLA - LGW
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Upper Halliford

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Luton, subway, train  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Luton (LTN) GLA - LTN
  3. Take the subway from Finchley Road station to Waterloo station
  4. Take the train from London Waterloo to Upper Halliford

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Stansted, subway, train  •  5h 32m

  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 Vauxhall station
  4. Take the train from Vauxhall to Upper Halliford

Fly Glasgow to Southampton, train  •  5h 58m

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

Glasgow to Charlton by train and subway

The journey time between Glasgow and Charlton is around 5h 57m and covers a distance of around 422 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 22 min. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 49m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, London Underground (Tube) and South Western Railway, the Glasgow to Charlton service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Upper Halliford. Typically 97 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 34m
Layover time:
22 min
Total time:
5h 57m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 49m
Journey distance:
422 miles
Services per week:
97
Cheapest price:
£162
Carbon emissions:
35 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.

Glasgow to Charlton train and subway schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Charlton is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Charlton is to bus which costs £18 - £22 and takes 8h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Charlton is to train and fly and line 8 bus and line 216 bus which costs £45 - £190 and takes 4h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Sunbury Cross via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Hounslow Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Upper Halliford via Euston station and London Waterloo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 53m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Charlton is 347 miles. The road distance is 408.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Charlton without a car is to train which takes 5h 53m and costs £160 - £550.

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It takes approximately 5h 53m to get from Glasgow to Charlton, including transfers.

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

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Glasgow to Charlton train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Charlton is to train which takes 5h 53m and costs £160 - £550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £22 and takes 8h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Charlton.
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  • Distance: 347.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 53m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Charlton, Surrey, England?

Avanti West Coast operates a train from Glasgow Central to London Euston hourly. Tickets cost £150 - £550 and the journey takes 4h 34m. 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 Glasgow to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £280
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £470
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £240
Flights from Glasgow to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£55 - £360
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £360
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £260
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £260
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £230
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£30 - £230
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £470
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £500
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £500
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£55 - £360
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £370
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
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Upper Halliford
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£8 - £11
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £18
Train from Clapham Junction to Upper Halliford
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £14
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£7 - £9
Anytime Day 1st Class
£12 - £14
Train from Vauxhall to Upper Halliford
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £17
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£8 - £11
Anytime Day 1st Class
£13 - £17
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £65
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £65
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 Finchley Road station to Waterloo station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Tottenham Hale station to Vauxhall station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Glasgow to London Finchley Road
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Elmsleigh Bus Station to Ashford Common, Norman Road
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
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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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Glasgow to Charlton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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Glasgow to Charlton train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at London Euston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Charlton is 408 miles. It takes approximately 6h 36m to drive from Glasgow to Charlton.

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

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