Cheap Glasgow to Birmingham train tickets

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How to find cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Birmingham ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Glasgow to Birmingham is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Glasgow to Birmingham was $99.34. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 18 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $2.52 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train journey from Glasgow to Birmingham ? How far is Glasgow to Birmingham ?

The distance between Glasgow to Birmingham is 252.28 miles or 405.91 km. A train trip from Glasgow to Birmingham typically takes 5 hours and 36 minutes. If you are looking to get to Birmingham faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Virgin Trains. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 3 hours and 53 minutes to get from Glasgow to Birmingham.

Going from Glasgow to Birmingham by train takes over 5 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Tuesday trains from Glasgow to Birmingham are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Virgin Trains + Connections has the most connections between Glasgow to Birmingham

Typically there are 21 schedules to compare for your trip to Birmingham. On the route to Birmingham 6 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Virgin Trains + Connections offers the most scheduled departures between Glasgow to Birmingham, usually offering 12 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Birmingham with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Glasgow to Birmingham, which start at $13.64.

Glasgow to Birmingham is served by 6 train carriers

ScotRail + Connections

ScotRail + Connections train tickets from Glasgow to Birmingham start from $73.63, and on average cost $122.63. Daily there are 1 ScotRail + Connections schedules to Birmingham. ScotRail + Connections in Glasgow leaves from Glasgow Central, And in Birmingham trains arrive at New St Station and one other train station.

From Glasgow to Birmingham train travel on ScotRail + Connections takes 9 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Birmingham faster, ScotRail + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 53 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, ScotRail + Connections offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $83.05 for a one-way train ticket to Birmingham.

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Avg. Time
9h 44m
Avg. Price
$122.63

TransPennine Express + Connections

TransPennine Express + Connections train tickets from Glasgow to Birmingham start from $93.83, and on average cost $142.08. Daily there are 4 TransPennine Express + Connections schedules to Birmingham. TransPennine Express + Connections in Glasgow leaves from Glasgow Central, And in Birmingham trains arrive at Moor St Station and 3 other train stations.

From Glasgow to Birmingham train travel on TransPennine Express + Connections takes 5 hours and 25 minutes. If you are looking to get to Birmingham faster, TransPennine Express + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 53 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, TransPennine Express + Connections offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $139.34 for a one-way train ticket to Birmingham.

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Avg. Time
5h 25m
Avg. Price
$142.08

Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains train tickets from Glasgow to Birmingham start from $22.45, and on average cost $49.99. Daily there are 2 Virgin Trains schedules to Birmingham. Virgin Trains in Glasgow leaves from Glasgow Central, And in Birmingham trains arrive at Birmingham International Rail Station and one other train station.

From Glasgow to Birmingham train travel on Virgin Trains takes 4 hours and 23 minutes. If you are looking to get to Birmingham faster, Virgin Trains offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 53 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Virgin Trains offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $71.14 for a one-way train ticket to Birmingham.

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Avg. Time
4h 23m
Avg. Price
$49.99

Virgin Trains + Connections

Virgin Trains + Connections train tickets from Glasgow to Birmingham start from $24.94, and on average cost $96.33. Daily there are 12 Virgin Trains + Connections schedules to Birmingham. Virgin Trains + Connections in Glasgow leaves from Glasgow Central, And in Birmingham trains arrive at Birmingham International Rail Station and 2 other train stations.

From Glasgow to Birmingham train travel on Virgin Trains + Connections takes 5 hours and 25 minutes. If you are looking to get to Birmingham faster, Virgin Trains + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 53 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Virgin Trains + Connections offers 9 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $122.94 for a one-way train ticket to Birmingham.

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Avg. Time
5h 25m
Avg. Price
$96.33

CrossCountry + Connections

CrossCountry + Connections train tickets from Glasgow to Birmingham start from $74.70, and on average cost $110.52. Daily there are 1 CrossCountry + Connections schedules to Birmingham. CrossCountry + Connections in Glasgow leaves from Glasgow Central, And in Birmingham trains arrive at Birmingham International Rail Station,

From Glasgow to Birmingham train travel on CrossCountry + Connections takes 6 hours and 37 minutes. If you are looking to get to Birmingham faster, CrossCountry + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 53 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Birmingham on a weekend there is typically one CrossCountry + Connections scheduled trip per day, which will cost $158.00 for a one-way weekend reservation from Glasgow.

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6h 37m
Avg. Price
$110.52

CrossCountry

CrossCountry train tickets from Glasgow to Birmingham start from $70.43, and on average cost $83.69. Daily there are 1 CrossCountry schedules to Birmingham. CrossCountry in Glasgow leaves from Glasgow Central, And in Birmingham trains arrive at New St Station,

From Glasgow to Birmingham train travel on CrossCountry takes 6 hours and 5 minutes. If you are looking to get to Birmingham faster, CrossCountry offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 53 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Birmingham on a weekend there is typically one CrossCountry scheduled trip per day, which will cost $85.59 for a one-way weekend reservation from Glasgow.

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6h 5m
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$83.69
There is one train station from which trains depart Glasgow on their way to Birmingham. The busiest departure station in Glasgow serving this route is Glasgow Central.
  • Glasgow Central
There are 4 different stations where trains arrive to in Birmingham. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination., The busiest departure station in Glasgow serving this route is New St Station, Birmingham International Rail Station, Snow Hill, Moor St Station.
  • New St Station
  • Birmingham International Rail Station
  • Snow Hill
  • Moor St Station