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There are 10 daily trains from Glasgow to London. Traveling by train from Glasgow to London usually takes around 5 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Avanti West Coast train can make the trip in 4 hours and 32 minutes.
|Distance||345 mi (555 km)|
|Fastest train||4h 32m|
|Trains per day||7|
|Most frequent service||Avanti West Coast|
What is the price of a train ticket from Glasgow to London?
In the last month, £72.01 was the average price of a train ticket from Glasgow to London. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £62.39 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
Ticket prices for the train from Glasgow to London often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in June when the average ticket price is only £62,
If you're thinking of traveling from Glasgow to London during July, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of £223 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in July, is to book your trip well in advance.
Prices as travel date approaches
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 16 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to London from Glasgow will be about £62.39 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Glasgow to London?
There are 4 train lines with service from Glasgow to London. Avanti West Coast is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Avanti West Coast||10||5h 3m||£91.14|
|Caledonian Sleeper||1||9h 25m||£185.20|
Avanti West Coast is one of the primary rail links between London and Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. On any given day, Avanti West Coast operates almost 300 routes and departs hourly from select destinations.
The Caledonian Sleeper provides an excellent travel option for those journeying between vibrant cities in Scotland and London via an overnight train. With departures available each evening, except on Saturdays, from Euston station in North London, passengers can enjoy a comfortable and convenient mode of transportation to their desired location.
CrossCountry operates an extensive rail network in the U.K., centered in Birmingham. In standard class, passengers enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms. Trains also contain a small café or a trolley that passes through the carriages. An upgrade to first-class gives passengers more legroom and complimentary food. The journey from Glasgow to London usually takes about 6 hours and 13 minutes on a CrossCountry train. There are 1 trips on this route every day, and 1 daily trips on weekends.
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The distance between Glasgow and London is approximately 345 miles, or 555 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 32 minutes.
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
Trains from Glasgow to London are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
The earliest train departs Glasgow at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 16:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 7 of these are direct connections to London. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.
You can also take a train for your return trip from London to 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.
One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.
London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.
The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.
Where is the train station in Glasgow?
Main departure station: Glasgow Central
There is one train station in Glasgow.
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Where is the train station in London?
Main arrival station: Euston railway station (Stop B)
London has one train station.
Train stations in London:
Euston railway station (Stop B)
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