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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly East Midlands to Glasgow  •  3 h 25 min

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

$48 - $184

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester to Glasgow National Express

$29 - $40

9 alternative options

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 51 min

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

$88 - $263

Fly East Midlands to Edinburgh, bus  •  4 h 15 min

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

$54 - $190

Train to London Luton, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 43 min

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

$58 - $199

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  4 h 41 min

  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, Stance C (Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station

$94 - $289

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Glasgow  •  5 h 13 min

  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

$90 - $349

Train  •  6 h 4 min

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

$210 - $339

Bus, train CrossCountry  •  8 h 28 min

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

$135 - $216

Bus, train TransPennine Express  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station Tp
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central

$103 - $144

Drive  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Glasgow 310.7 miles

$65 - $100

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

Flybe flies from Leicester to Glasgow 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leicester to Glasgow via Nuneaton and Crewe in around 6 h 4 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Derby to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $130
Anytime Single
$130 - $210
Off-Peak Single
$150 - $230
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $24
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Train from Leicester to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $20
Off-Peak Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Leicester to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Leicester to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $30
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Nuneaton to Crewe
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Train from Crewe to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$90 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $230
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Leicester and Glasgow is 412 km. The road distance is 497 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Leicester to Glasgow is to fly which takes 3 h 25 min and costs £35 - £140.

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 6 h 4 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leicester and arriving at Glasgow. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 25 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to get from Leicester to Glasgow, including transfers.