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There are 11 ways to get from Glasgow to W5 by bus, plane, train, bus and ferry, night bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dusseldorf (DUS) EDI - DUS
  3. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Wesel

€97 - €190

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  22h 13m

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

€50 - €77

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Fly Glasgow to Dusseldorf, train  •  8h 31m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) GLA - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Wesel

€72 - €244

Fly Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 56m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) GLA - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Wesel

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8h

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) EDI - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Arnhem Centraal
  4. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Wesel

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Frankfurt (FRA) EDI - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  4. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Wesel

€91 - €242

Train  •  13h 8m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Wesel Re / ...

€339 - €1100

Train, bus and ferry  •  17h 26m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Duisburg

€205 - €631

Night bus, bus and ferry  •  20h 53m

  1. Take the night bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M11 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Duisburg

€59 - €76

Drive, car ferry  •  20h 40m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Newcastle upon Tyne
  2. Take the car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to Amsterdam IJmuiden
  3. Drive from Amsterdam IJmuiden to W5

€131 - €326

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  12h 34m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to W5

€280 - €346

Glasgow to W5 by train and subway

The journey time between Glasgow and W5 is around 13h 34m and covers a distance of around 1351 km. The fastest journey normally takes 11h 52m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, London Underground (Tube), Eurostar and others, the Glasgow to W5 service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Bocholt. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
13h 34m
Fastest journey time:
11h 52m
Journey distance:
1351 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
71 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:32
Last service departs at:
17:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to W5 train and subway schedules

United Kingdom → Germany
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Conditions of entry into Germany from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
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  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in W5 is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in W5 is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in W5 is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Glasgow to W5 is to bus and bus and ferry, which costs £40 - £70 and takes 22h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to W5 is to bus and fly and train which costs £80 - £170 and takes 6h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to W5. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Bocholt via Euston station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf and Wesel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 8m.

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The distance between Glasgow and W5 is 842 km.

The best way to get from Glasgow to W5 without a car is to train which takes 13h 8m and costs £290 - £950.

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It takes approximately 6h 44m to get from Glasgow to W5, including transfers.

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Glasgow to W5 train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Glasgow to W5 train services, operated by National Express, arrive at Wesel station.

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Eurowings, Lufthansa, KLM and British Airways offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to W5.
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  • Distance: 841.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 44m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and W5, Germany?

You can take a train from Glasgow to W5 via London Euston, Euston station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf, and Wesel in around 13h 8m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €290
Flights from Glasgow to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €320
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €350
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €410
Flights from Glasgow to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €300
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€95 - €330
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €280
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €360
Flights from Glasgow to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €500
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dusseldorf via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €220
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €150
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €150
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €250
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€60 - €270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €290
Train operators
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Wesel
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Wesel
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Koeln Hbf to Wesel
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Wesel
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Wesel
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Wesel Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Wesel Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €19
1st Class
€23 - €35
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Eurostar
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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
€11 - €16
Website
Scottish Citylink
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Megabus UK
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 Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
€16 - €21
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to Amsterdam IJmuiden
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €250
Website
dfds.co.uk
4-bed inside cabin
€100 - €240
2-bed inside cabin
€80 - €250
2-bed sea view cabin
€120 - €240
4 berth commodore cabin
€240 - €320
3-bed Commodore De Luxe double bed
€300 - €380
Standard Car (extra fee)
€130

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