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There are 7 daily trains from London to Glasgow. Traveling by train from London to Glasgow usually takes around 5 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest Avanti West Coast train can make the trip in 4 hours and 30 minutes.
|Distance||345 mi (555 km)|
|Fastest train||4h 30m|
|Trains per day||8|
|Most frequent service||Avanti West Coast|
Train service from London to Glasgow
- Avanti West Coast tickets: $44 one-way
- Caledonian Sleeper tickets: $142 one-way
- London North Eastern Railway tickets: $79 one-way
Which train should you take from London to Glasgow?
There are 3 train lines with service from London to Glasgow. Avanti West Coast is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 7 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Avanti West Coast||7||5h 35m||$122.30|
|Caledonian Sleeper||1||9h 50m||$148.81|
|London North Eastern Railway||3||6h 56m||$119.04|
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.
London North Eastern Railway train tickets from London to Glasgow start from $79, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 London North Eastern Railway schedules to Glasgow. London North Eastern Railway in London leaves from Euston railway station (Stop B) and one other station. And in Glasgow trains arrive at Glasgow Central .
From London to Glasgow train travel on London North Eastern Railway takes 6 hours and 56 minutes. If you are looking to get to Glasgow faster, London North Eastern Railway offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 30 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, London North Eastern Railway offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Glasgow.
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The distance between London and Glasgow is approximately 345 miles, or 555 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 30 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.
Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from London to Glasgow. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Thursday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.
The earliest train departs London at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 7 scheduled trains on most days. 8 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 London.
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.
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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 bus service from Glasgow to other destinations in Scotland and beyond.
Where is the train station in London?
Main departure station: Euston railway station (Stop B)
There are two stations in London where you can board the train to Glasgow.
All train stations in London:
Euston railway station (Stop B)
Kings Cross Station
Where is the train station in Glasgow?
Main arrival station: Glasgow Central
Glasgow has one train station.
All train stations in Glasgow:
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