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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity coaches per day from Glasgow to Birmingham. Traveling by coach from Glasgow to Birmingham usually takes around 6 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 6 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance252 mi (406 km)
Shortest duration6h 5m
Cheapest price£10.95
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines3

How much is a coach ticket from Glasgow to Birmingham?

£14.81 is the average price of a bus ticket from Glasgow to Birmingham. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Glasgow to Birmingham, mark your calendar for November. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just £21. However, taking the bus from Glasgow to Birmingham during December is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of £29. The best way to find deals on a trip in December is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

What coach companies travel from Glasgow to Birmingham?

There are 3 bus lines from Glasgow to Birmingham available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. FlixBus offers the most choice in regards to departure times, with a couple of different times on its daily bus schedule.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus26h 48m£21.21
Megabus27h 1m£24.90
National Express39h 18m£35.27
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 2 trips from Glasgow to Birmingham, and usually makes the trip in about 6 hours and 48 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Founded in 2003, Megabus UK was created to provide travelers with greener, more straightforward and smarter travel. The carrier has routes all across the United Kingdom in England, Scotland, and Wales. The Megabus UK fleet, easily distinguishable by its dark blue and yellow colors, has free Wi-Fi, outlets and charging ports, onboard restrooms, and 20 kg luggage allowances on each bus.

  • National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 6 hours and 52 minutes to cover the 252 miles from Glasgow to Birmingham. However, the fastest coach only takes 6 hours and 5 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.

Because many passengers travel from Glasgow to Birmingham at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

The first coach leaves at 04:00 and the last coach leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all coaches from Glasgow to Birmingham, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled coaches that travel from Glasgow to Birmingham 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 Glasgow to Birmingham without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Glasgow to Birmingham; ticket prices start at £116.45.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Glasgow?

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Main departure station: Buchanan Bus Station

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.

All coach stations in Glasgow:

  • Buchanan Bus Station

Where does the coach arrive in Birmingham?

Main arrival station: Birmingham Summer Row- Great Charles Street

Coaches arrive in Birmingham at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Birmingham:

  • Birmingham Summer Row- Great Charles Street

  • Brunel St

  • Coach Station

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