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There are 11 ways to get from Leicester to Glasgow by train, bus, 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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the train from Nuneaton to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Glasgow Central

$193 - $323

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Bus  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Glasgow National Express

$28 - $35

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Train TransPennine Express  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central

$134 - $204

Bus, train  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Railway Station Skylink Leicester Derby
  2. Take the train from Derby to Glasgow Central

$135 - $206

Drive  •  5h 8m

  1. Drive from Leicester to Glasgow 310.7 miles

$65 - $100

Fly East Midlands to Glasgow  •  3h 38m

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Glasgow (GLA) EMA - GLA

$48 - $188

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow  •  3h 59m

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

$87 - $262

Fly East Midlands to Edinburgh, bus  •  4h 27m

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI) EMA - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station

$54 - $194

Train to London Luton, fly to Glasgow  •  4h

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Glasgow (GLA) LTN - GLA

$72 - $195

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  4h 47m

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

$93 - $288

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Glasgow  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA

$103 - $348

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The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Glasgow is to bus which costs £21 - £27 and takes 9h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Glasgow is to fly which costs £35 - £150 and takes 3h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station station and arriving at Glasgow. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Glasgow. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Glasgow Central via Nuneaton and Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 51m.

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The distance between Leicester and Glasgow is 258 miles. The road distance is 310.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Glasgow without a car is to train which takes 5h 51m and costs £140 - £250.

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It takes approximately 5h 51m to get from Leicester to Glasgow, including transfers.

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Leicester to Glasgow bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Leicester to Glasgow train services, operated by West Midlands, depart from Nuneaton station.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Glasgow is to train which takes 5h 51m and costs £140 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £27 and takes 9h 25m, you could also fly, which costs £35 - £150 and takes 3h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Glasgow.
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  • Distance: 257.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 51m

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

You can take a train from Leicester to Glasgow via Nuneaton and Crewe in around 5h 51m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Leicester to Glasgow once daily. Tickets cost $28 - $35 and the journey takes 9h 25m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Nuneaton to Crewe
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Crewe to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $220
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Single
$18 - $26
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $27
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Train from Leicester to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Train from Leicester to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $20
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Single
$130 - $200
Off-Peak Single
$140 - $220
Train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Bus operators
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.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 Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
National Express
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The quickest flight from East Midlands Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Leicester to Glasgow train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leicester to Glasgow is 311 miles. It takes approximately 5h 8m to drive from Leicester to Glasgow.

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Flybe offers flights from East Midlands Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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The best way to get from Leicester to East Midlands Airport is to bus which takes 57m and costs £3 - £8.

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