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There are 8 ways to get from Glasgow to Llangollen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Warrington

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Preston Coach Station
  2. Take the train from Preston to Warrington Bank Quay

Train

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street

Drive

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Llangollen

Fly Glasgow to Birmingham, train

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX)
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Ruabon

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Birmingham, train

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh Airport Arrivals Terminal
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX)
  3. Take the train from Birmingham International to Ruabon

Fly Glasgow to Manchester, train

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN)
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester

Train to Glasgow, fly to Liverpool, train, bus

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Liverpool (LPL)
  3. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Chester
  4. Take the train from Chester to Ruabon
  5. Take the bus from Ruabon, Station Road to Llangollen, War Memorial

Glasgow to Llangollen by train and bus

The journey time between Glasgow and Llangollen is around 5h 45m and covers a distance of around 259 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 55m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 19m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales, Northern Rail and others, the Glasgow to Llangollen service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Llangollen, War Memorial. Typically 79 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 50m
Layover time:
1h 55m
Total time:
5h 45m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 19m
Journey distance:
259 miles
Services per week:
79
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
22 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:26
Last service departs at:
20:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Llangollen train and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Llangollen is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4h 21m.

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The fastest way to get from Glasgow to Llangollen is to drive which takes 4h 21m and costs £40 - £60.

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The distance between Glasgow and Llangollen is 206 miles. The road distance is 264.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Llangollen without a car is to train via Warrington which takes 5h 34m and costs £95 - £320.

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It takes approximately 5h 34m to get from Glasgow to Llangollen, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Llangollen is 264 miles. It takes approximately 4h 21m to drive from Glasgow to Llangollen.

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British Airways, Aer Lingus, Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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There are 244+ hotels available in Llangollen. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Llangollen.
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  • Distance: 206 miles
  • Duration: 5h 34m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Llangollen, Wales?

Avanti West Coast operates a train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay hourly. Tickets cost £80 - £280 and the journey takes 2h 47m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £240
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £240
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via London Luton, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£17 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£17 - £130
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£11 - £140
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£10 - £130
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £440
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £420
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £410
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£240 - £550
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£80 - £280
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£80 - £110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£210 - £280
Train from Preston to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £40
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£29 - £40
TransPennine Express Service
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Birmingham International to Ruabon
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Chester
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£16 - £24
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Chester to Ruabon
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
tfw.wales
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
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Glasgow to Preston Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £22
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh Airport Arrivals Terminal
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £13
Website
Megabus 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
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Ruabon, Station Road to Llangollen, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
Arriva Cymru
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