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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity coaches per day from Birmingham to Glasgow. Traveling by coach from Birmingham to Glasgow usually takes around 8 hours and 45 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 6 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance252 mi (406 km)
Shortest duration6h 25m
Cheapest price£0.83
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Coach lines3

How much is a coach ticket from Birmingham to Glasgow?

The average price for a coach ticket to Glasgow is £9.54, This is a superb deal on a coach trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on coach tickets everytime, we search all of the best coach options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest coach ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £25 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Birmingham to Glasgow in June, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £35 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What coach companies travel from Birmingham to Glasgow?

There are 3 coach lines from Birmingham to Glasgow available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, National Express usually has the most coaches running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus17h 57m£14.44
Megabus17h 21m£18.95
National Express49h 12m£28.37
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity coach companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 1 trips from Birmingham to Glasgow, and usually makes the trip in about 7 hours and 57 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Megabus

    Megabus

    Book Megabus from Birmingham to Glasgow from £18. There are 1 Megabus schedules from Birmingham to Glasgow and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Glasgow. In Birmingham, Megabus departs to Glasgow from Brunel St and no other station. In Glasgow, Megabus arrives at Buchanan Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Megabus from Birmingham to Glasgow takes 7 hours and 21 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Glasgow in 6 hours and 25 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Glasgow.

  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from Birmingham to Glasgow from £20. There are 4 National Express schedules from Birmingham to Glasgow and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to Glasgow. In Birmingham, National Express departs to Glasgow from National Express Station and no other station. In Glasgow, National Express arrives at Buchanan Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on National Express from Birmingham to Glasgow takes 9 hours and 12 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Glasgow in 6 hours and 25 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Glasgow.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Birmingham to Glasgow during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach takes an average of 8 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 252 miles from Birmingham to Glasgow. However, the fastest coach only takes 6 hours and 25 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Birmingham?

The first coach leaves at 07:00 and the last coach leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all coaches from Birmingham to Glasgow, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled coaches that travel from Birmingham to Glasgow every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Birmingham to Glasgow without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Birmingham to Glasgow; ticket prices start at £49.01.

City Information

Birmingham

As the second-largest city in the UK, Birmingham effortlessly blends the city’s quaint vibe with modern-day high-rises. One of the top local attractions is St. Martin in the Bull Ring, the original parish church of Birmingham. Featuring remarkable Gothic Revival architecture standing in stark contrast with the futuristic-looking shopping centers, the church is a great spot for travelers looking for a bit of respite. As you stroll around the city, don’t forget to visit the famous Cadbury World, which details the long history of the brand, as well as all the products it produces. For culturally-inclined activities, head to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, which offers over 40 exhibits.

If you wish to try out authentic Indian dishes with a local twist, head over to Pushkar. For those who wish to enjoy a more upscale dining experience, Bank offers a chic menu in an elegant setting.

The principal rail station is Birmingham New Street Station, which is the busiest train station in the UK. The Birmingham Coach Station offers coach services by National Express as far as London and Dublin. The city’s main airport is the Birmingham Airport, which is located 6 miles east of the city center.

Glasgow

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Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. The city's name means "Dear Green Place" in Gaelic, and Glasgow earns this title as it is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the area. Beyond its impressive green spaces, it is full of historical and cultural destinations.

There are dozens of inspiring museums and galleries in the city, including the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Riverside Museum, and the Gallery of Modern Art. The Glasgow Green is a vast public park dotted with monuments right next to the People's Palace, a museum devoted to social history. In the central shopping district, Buchanan Street is your go-to for mouthwatering cuisine and retail therapy.

If you want to try some local beer, hit up The Pot Still, The Ben Nevis Bar, or The Laurieston. Be sure to visit the Clydeside Distillery, too, so you can see how the national drink of Scotland (hello, Scotch) is manufactured.

Several trains serve Glasgow, including Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper, London North Eastern Railway, Northern Rail, and the West Midlands Railway. In addition, Megabus and FlixBus offer coach service from Glasgow to other destinations in Scotland and beyond.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Birmingham?

Departure stations

Coaches to Glasgow leave from 3 stations in Birmingham.

All coach stations in Birmingham:

  • National Express Station

  • 89 Dudley Street

  • Brunel St

Where does the coach arrive in Glasgow?

Arrival stations

Buchanan Bus Station is the main coach terminus in Glasgow and the biggest coach station in Scotland. The station is conveniently located near the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow Caledonian University, and the Buchanan Galleries. Transferring to other forms of travel is easy since Glasgow Queen Street Railway Station and the Cowcaddens and Buchanan Street subway stations are also within walking distance. Inside the station building, you'll find seated waiting areas, a bookshop, luggage storage, and toilets. The station is often bustling, welcoming Megabus, National Express, and Scottish Citylink services, to name a few.

Coach stations in Glasgow:

  • Buchanan Bus Station

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