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Train  •  6h 23m

  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 Worcester Foregate Street

£101 - £396

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Night bus, train  •  9h 2m

  1. Take the night bus from Glasgow to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Worcester Foregate Street

£21 - £27

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Bus, train  •  8h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street M11
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Worcester Foregate Street

£27 - £42

Drive  •  5h 7m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Worcester 314.8 miles

£45 - £70

Fly Glasgow to Birmingham, train  •  5h 2m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Worcester Foregate Street

£27 - £219

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Birmingham, train  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Worcester Foregate Street

£38 - £200

Train to Glasgow, fly to Bristol, train  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cheltenham Spa
  4. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Worcester Shrub Hill

£64 - £266

Fly Glasgow to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 24m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Heathrow (LHR) GLA - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill

£88 - £297

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Bristol, train  •  6h 2m

  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 Cheltenham Spa

£62 - £262

Fly Glasgow to London Luton, train  •  7h 37m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Luton (LTN) GLA - LTN
  2. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Worcester Foregate Street

£63 - £242

Glasgow to Worcester by train

The train journey time between Glasgow and Worcester is around 6h 23m and covers a distance of around 321 miles. The fastest train normally takes 5h 6m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express Service and London Midland, the Glasgow to Worcester train service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Worcester Foregate Street. Typically 90 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
6h 23m
Fastest train time:
5h 6m
Train distance:
321 miles
Trains per week:
90
Cheapest price:
£116
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:28
Last train departs at:
18:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Worcester train schedules

Glasgow → Worcester
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Worcester is to night bus and train which costs £20 - £27 and takes 9h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Worcester is to fly and train which costs £27 - £220 and takes 5h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Worcester. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Worcester Foregate Street via Preston and Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 23m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Worcester is 269 miles. The road distance is 314.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Worcester without a car is to train which takes 6h 23m and costs £100 - £400.

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It takes approximately 6h 23m to get from Glasgow to Worcester, including transfers.

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

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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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Glasgow to Worcester train services, operated by London Midland, arrive at Worcester Foregate Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Worcester is 315 miles. It takes approximately 5h 7m to drive from Glasgow to Worcester.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Worcester.
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  • Distance: 268.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 23m

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

You can take a train from Glasgow to Worcester via Preston and Birmingham New Street in around 6h 23m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£35 - £150
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
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £220
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£35 - £220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£11 - £110
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£16 - £130
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £440
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £440
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £650
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
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £85
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£23 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £85
TransPennine Express Service
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Worcester Foregate Street
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £12
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £27
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£23 - £27
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
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£17 - £22
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£17 - £22
Anytime Day 1st Class
£30 - £40
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Worcester Shrub Hill
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £12
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£10 - £12
Anytime Day 1st Class
£16 - £23
Train from London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £100
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£18 - £30
Website
Megabus 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
Night bus from Glasgow to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
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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