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There are 11 ways to get from Glasgow to London by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Glasgow to London

Drive

  1. Drive from Glasgow to London Paddington

Train to Glasgow, fly to London City

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London City (LCY)

Fly Glasgow to London Heathrow

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Heathrow (LHR)

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to London City

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh Airport Arrivals Terminal
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY)

Fly Glasgow to London Gatwick, train

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

Fly Glasgow to London Luton, train

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

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Stansted

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Stansted (STN)

Fly Glasgow to Southampton, train

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

Glasgow to London by train

The train journey time between Glasgow and London is around 4h 42m and covers a distance of around 401 miles. The fastest train normally takes 4h 28m. Operated by Avanti West Coast and LNER, the Glasgow to London train service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in London Euston. Typically 104 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
4h 42m
Fastest train time:
4h 28m
Train distance:
401 miles
Trains per week:
104
Cheapest price:
£50
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last trains

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to London train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to London is to bus which costs £14 - £40 and takes 8h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to London is to fly which costs £40 - £220 and takes 3h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Glasgow and arriving at London Victoria Coach Station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at London Euston. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 34m.

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The distance between Glasgow and London is 347 miles. The road distance is 402.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to London without a car is to train which takes 4h 34m and costs £50 - £550.

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The train from Glasgow Central to London Euston takes 4h 34m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Glasgow to London is to train which takes 4h 34m and costs £50 - £550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £40 and takes 8h 15m, you could also fly, which costs £40 - £220 and takes 3h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to London.
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  • Distance: 347.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 34m

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

Avanti West Coast operates a train from Glasgow Central to London Euston hourly. Tickets cost £150 - £550 and the journey takes 4h 34m. LNER also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station 4 times a day. Tickets cost £14 - £18 and the journey takes 8h 15m. Megabus UK also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £280
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £330
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 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £250
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £250
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £230
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£30 - £230
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £360
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £470
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £330
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £430
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£20 - £180
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£17 - £140
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£110 - £390
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£50 - £390
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£170 - £250
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£270 - £390
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
East Midlands Railways
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£12 - £40
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
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.

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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 Glasgow Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Glasgow to London bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to London is 403 miles. It takes approximately 6h 37m to drive from Glasgow to London.

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British Airways offers flights from Glasgow Airport to London City Airport.

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