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Trains from Birmingham to Glasgow

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Trip Summary

There are 22 daily trains from Birmingham to Glasgow. Traveling by train from Birmingham to Glasgow usually takes around 5 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Avanti West Coast train can make the trip in 4 hours,

Distance252 mi (406 km)
Fastest train4h 0m
Lowest price€36.41
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceWest Midlands Railway + Connections
Train lines6

Which train should you take from Birmingham to Glasgow?

There are 6 train lines with service from Birmingham, Birmingham to Glasgow, Glasgow City. West Midlands Railway + Connections is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 12 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Arriva Trains Wales + Connections15h 47m€139.16
Avanti West Coast24h 12m€39.93
Avanti West Coast + Connections44h 35m€139.16
CrossCountry16h 8m€82.80
CrossCountry + Connections25h 35m€139.16
West Midlands Railway + Connections126h 15m€112.64
  • Arriva Trains Wales + Connections

    Arriva Trains Wales + Connections

    Arriva Trains Wales + Connections train tickets from Birmingham to Glasgow start from €139, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Arriva Trains Wales + Connections schedules to Glasgow. Arriva Trains Wales + Connections in Birmingham leaves from Birmingham International Rail Station . And in Glasgow trains arrive at Glasgow Central .

    From Birmingham to Glasgow train travel on Arriva Trains Wales + Connections takes 5 hours and 47 minutes. If you are looking to get to Glasgow faster, Arriva Trains Wales + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 0 minutes.

  • Avanti West Coast

    Avanti West Coast

    Avanti West Coast train tickets from Birmingham to Glasgow start from €36, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Avanti West Coast schedules to Glasgow. Avanti West Coast in Birmingham leaves from New St Station and one other station. And in Glasgow trains arrive at Glasgow Central .

    From Birmingham to Glasgow train travel on Avanti West Coast takes 4 hours and 12 minutes. If you are looking to get to Glasgow faster, Avanti West Coast offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 0 minutes.

  • Avanti West Coast + Connections

    Avanti West Coast + Connections

    Avanti West Coast + Connections train tickets from Birmingham to Glasgow start from €139, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 Avanti West Coast + Connections schedules to Glasgow. Avanti West Coast + Connections in Birmingham leaves from New St Station and one other station. And in Glasgow trains arrive at Glasgow Central .

    From Birmingham to Glasgow train travel on Avanti West Coast + Connections takes 4 hours and 35 minutes. If you are looking to get to Glasgow faster, Avanti West Coast + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 0 minutes.

  • CrossCountry

    CrossCountry

    CrossCountry train tickets from Birmingham to Glasgow start from €83, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 CrossCountry schedules to Glasgow. CrossCountry in Birmingham leaves from New St Station . And in Glasgow trains arrive at Glasgow Central .

    From Birmingham to Glasgow train travel on CrossCountry takes 6 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Glasgow faster, CrossCountry offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 0 minutes.

  • CrossCountry + Connections

    CrossCountry + Connections

    CrossCountry + Connections train tickets from Birmingham to Glasgow start from €139, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 CrossCountry + Connections schedules to Glasgow. CrossCountry + Connections in Birmingham leaves from New St Station and one other station. And in Glasgow trains arrive at Glasgow Central .

    From Birmingham to Glasgow train travel on CrossCountry + Connections takes 5 hours and 35 minutes. If you are looking to get to Glasgow faster, CrossCountry + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 0 minutes.

  • West Midlands Railway + Connections

    West Midlands Railway + Connections

    West Midlands Railway + Connections train tickets from Birmingham to Glasgow start from €64, and on average cost . Daily there are 12 West Midlands Railway + Connections schedules to Glasgow. West Midlands Railway + Connections in Birmingham leaves from Snow Hill and 3 other stations. And in Glasgow trains arrive at Glasgow Central .

    From Birmingham to Glasgow train travel on West Midlands Railway + Connections takes 6 hours and 15 minutes. If you are looking to get to Glasgow faster, West Midlands Railway + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 0 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Our train 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, train 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 train 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 train.

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 train journey from Birmingham to Glasgow?

The distance between Birmingham and Glasgow is approximately 252 miles, or 406 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours,

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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Birmingham to Glasgow tend to have the most passangers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Saturday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Birmingham at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Glasgow?

There are 22 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Glasgow. 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 Glasgow to Birmingham. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Birmingham to Glasgow for €19.97.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

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Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 4 stops and stations in Birmingham where you can board the train.

All train stations in Birmingham:

  • New St Station

  • Birmingham International Rail Station

  • Snow Hill

  • Moor St Station

Where is the train station in Glasgow?

Arrival stations

Glasgow has one train station.

Train stations in Glasgow:

  • Glasgow Central

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