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Train via Preston  •  9h 16m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Paignton

£177 - £624

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Bus  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Paignton National Express

£19 - £25

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Train  •  10h 15m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Newton Abbot

£238 - £544

Night train, train  •  12h 49m

  1. Take the night train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Newton Abbot

£187 - £272

Drive  •  7h 35m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Paignton 466.7 miles

£70 - £110

Fly Glasgow to Exeter, train  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Exeter (EXT) GLA - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Paignton

£93 - £371

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Exeter, train  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Exeter (EXT) EDI - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Paignton

£88 - £427

Fly Glasgow to Bristol, train  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newton Abbot

£77 - £384

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Bristol, train  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newton Abbot

£75 - £380

Fly Glasgow to London Heathrow, train  •  7h 20m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Heathrow (LHR) GLA - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Newton Abbot

£118 - £417

Glasgow to Paignton by train

The train journey time between Glasgow and Paignton is around 8h 26m and covers a distance of around 489 miles. The fastest train normally takes 8h 26m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express Service and CrossCountry, the Glasgow to Paignton train service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Paignton. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 26m
Fastest train time:
8h 26m
Train distance:
489 miles
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
£192
Carbon emissions:
41 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
09:34
Last train departs at:
09:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Paignton train schedules

Glasgow → Paignton
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The most affordable way to get from Glasgow to Paignton is to bus, which costs £19 - £26 and takes 13h.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Paignton is to fly and train which costs £90 - £380 and takes 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Paignton. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Paignton via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Paignton. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Paignton via Preston and Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 16m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Paignton is 378 miles. The road distance is 466.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Paignton without a car is to train via Preston which takes 9h 16m and costs £170 - £650.

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It takes approximately 9h 16m to get from Glasgow to Paignton, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Paignton is to train via Preston which takes 9h 16m and costs £170 - £650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £26 and takes 13h.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Paignton.
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  • Distance: 378.4 miles
  • Duration: 9h 16m

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

You can take a train from Glasgow to Paignton via Preston and Birmingham New Street in around 9h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Paignton via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 13h.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £180
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £320
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £470
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £460
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter via Norwich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £460
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Exeter via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£70 - £290
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £440
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
Train from Preston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
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
Night train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£65 - £100
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£25 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £100
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Paignton
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£85 - £240
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£85 - £110
Anytime Day 1st Class
£160 - £240
Train from Glasgow Central to Newton Abbot
Ave. Duration
9h 17m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£230 - £550
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£230 - £280
Anytime Day 1st Class
£390 - £550
Train from Exeter St Davids to Paignton
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£25 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£25 - £31
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £110
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newton Abbot
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£50 - £65
Anytime Day 1st Class
£110 - £160
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Newton Abbot
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £110
Train from Exeter St Davids to Paignton
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£12 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£20 - £27
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newton Abbot
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £45
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£35 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£60 - £80
Train from London Paddington to Newton Abbot
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£65 - £85
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£65 - £85
Anytime Day 1st Class
£110 - £160
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Paignton
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
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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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Glasgow to Paignton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Paignton station.

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Glasgow to Paignton train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Paignton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Paignton is 467 miles. It takes approximately 7h 35m to drive from Glasgow to Paignton.

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Loganair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Exeter Airport.

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