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There are 10 ways to get from London to Glasgow by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Glasgow Central

£150 - £550

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Bus  •  9h 4m

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

£18 - £50

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Night train  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the night train from London Euston to Glasgow Central

£45 - £49

Drive  •  6h 36m

  1. Drive from London Paddington to Glasgow 402.3 miles

£60 - £90

Fly London City to Glasgow, train  •  3h 36m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Glasgow (GLA) LCY - GLA
  2. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central

£60 - £293

Fly London Heathrow to Glasgow  •  3h 40m

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

£48 - £250

Fly London City to Edinburgh, bus  •  4h 2m

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

£66 - £278

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Glasgow  •  4h 1m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Glasgow (GLA) LGW - GLA

£42 - £180

Fly London Stansted to Glasgow, train  •  4h 6m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Glasgow (GLA) STN - GLA
  2. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central

£39 - £195

Train to London Luton, fly to Glasgow  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Glasgow (GLA) LTN - GLA

£51 - £147

London to Glasgow by train

The train journey time between London and Glasgow is around 4h 57m and covers a distance of around 401 miles. The fastest train normally takes 4h 38m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, the London to Glasgow train service departs from London Euston and arrives in Glasgow Central. Typically 120 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 57m
Fastest train time:
4h 38m
Trains per week:
120
Cheapest price:
£150
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:31
Last train departs at:
19:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Glasgow train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from London to Glasgow is to bus which costs £18 - £50 and takes 9h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Glasgow is to fly and train which costs £60 - £300 and takes 3h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Euston and arriving at Glasgow Central. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 29m.

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The distance between London and Glasgow is 347 miles. The road distance is 402.3 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Glasgow without a car is to train which takes 4h 29m and costs £150 - £550.

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The train from London Euston to Glasgow Central takes 4h 29m including transfers and departs hourly.

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London 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 to Glasgow is to train which takes 4h 29m and costs £150 - £550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £50 and takes 9h 4m, you could also fly, which costs £45 - £250 and takes 3h 40m.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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London to Glasgow train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Map of how to get from London to Glasgow.
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  • Distance: 347.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 29m

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

Avanti West Coast operates a train from London Euston to Glasgow Central hourly. Tickets cost £150 - £550 and the journey takes 4h 29m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Glasgow once daily. Tickets cost £14 - £18 and the journey takes 7h 50m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £380
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £300
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £410
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £370
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £310
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 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £150
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £410
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow via Derry
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £290
Train operators
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
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
Bus operators
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 Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
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

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Glasgow is 402 miles. It takes approximately 6h 36m to drive from London to Glasgow.

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

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs £1 - £5.

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