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There are 9 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Glasgow by plane, bus, train, subway or car

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Fly London Heathrow to Glasgow  •  2h 26m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Glasgow (GLA) LHR - GLA

£45 - £198

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Bus  •  7h 50m

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

£14 - £18

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Fly London Heathrow to Edinburgh, bus  •  2h 52m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Edinburgh (EDI) LHR - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station

£49 - £163

Bus to London Gatwick, fly to Glasgow  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Glasgow (GLA) LGW - GLA

£32 - £131

Bus to London Luton, fly to Glasgow  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Luton Airport London
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Glasgow (GLA) LTN - GLA

£31 - £144

Train, subway to London City, fly to Glasgow  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
  2. Take the subway from Lancaster Gate station to Bank station
  3. Fly from London City (LCY) to Glasgow (GLA) LCY - GLA
  4. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central

£66 - £288

Train via Paddington  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Glasgow Central

£156 - £585

Train  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Glasgow Central

£59 - £434

Drive  •  6h 32m

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Glasgow 402.8 miles

£60 - £90

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Glasgow by train and subway

The journey time between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Glasgow is around 5h 52m and covers a distance of around 417 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 21m. Operated by Heathrow Express, TfL Rail, East Midlands Railways and others, the London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Glasgow service departs from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and arrives in Glasgow Central. Typically 113 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 52m
Fastest journey time:
5h 21m
Journey distance:
417 miles
Services per week:
113
Cheapest price:
£156
Carbon emissions:
35 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:07
Last service departs at:
18:32

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Glasgow train and subway schedules

Departing Friday, July 30, 2021

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) → Glasgow
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Glasgow is to bus which costs £14 - £18 and takes 7h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Glasgow is to fly which costs £45 - £200 and takes 2h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and arriving at Glasgow. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Glasgow. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and arriving at Glasgow Central via Paddington and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 44m.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Glasgow is 343 miles. The road distance is 402.8 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Glasgow without a car is to train via Paddington which takes 5h 44m and costs £150 - £600.

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It takes approximately 2h 26m to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Glasgow, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Glasgow bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Glasgow train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from London Euston station.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Glasgow is to fly which takes 2h 26m and costs £45 - £200. Alternatively, you can train via Paddington, which costs £150 - £600 and takes 5h 44m, you could also bus, which costs £14 - £18 and takes 7h 50m.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Glasgow.
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  • Distance: 343.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 26m

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Glasgow, Scotland?

British Airways flies from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Glasgow every 4 hours. Alternatively, Avanti West Coast operates a train from London Euston to Glasgow Central hourly. Tickets cost £150 - £550 and the journey takes 4h 32m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £320
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £320
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £240
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £160
Flights from London City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £220
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£30 - £220
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £500
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £240
Train operators
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£4 - £7
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£6 - £11
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £15
Off-Peak Single
£5 - £9
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£9 - £14
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Lancaster Gate station to Bank station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
16 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
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£55 - £430
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£55 - £85
Anytime Day Single
£190 - £270
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£300 - £430
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Luton Airport London
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Glasgow bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Glasgow station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Glasgow train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Glasgow is 403 miles. It takes approximately 6h 32m to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Glasgow.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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