There's a direct train route from Birmingham to Glasgow serviced by Avanti West Coast (formerly Virgin Trains).
Depending on the date and time of travel, you can either travel with Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry or TransPennine Express.
All the Avanti West Coast trains on this line come with a power socket seat on request, a buffet cart or carriage and a Quiet Coach. There's complimentary WiFi when sat in First Class, and a small fee to pay for those in Standard.
CrossCountry trains all come with a First Class option. There's a buffet car on most trains, if not, then there will be a buffet cart providing at-seat service. Most CrossCountry trains on this route feature a Quiet Coach and there's free WiFi if you travel in First Class (WiFi can be purchased for a small fee if you're seated in Standard).
All TransPennine Express trains offer free WiFi as standard for all classes. There's also First Class seating available on this service, where you receive complimentary refreshments, bigger seats and power sockets if you need to get some work done.
The train from Birmingham to Glasgow takes you through the heart of England, crossing the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Lake District, before heading to Southern Scotland. So, make sure you have your camera at the ready and grab a window seat for some amazing shots.
The average journey time by train between Birmingham and Glasgow is 5 hours and 28 minutes, with around 24 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Birmingham to Glasgow is 3 hours and 55 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Birmingham to Glasgow can start from as little as £18.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Birmingham to Glasgow without having to change trains. There are 24 direct trains from Birmingham to Glasgow each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Birmingham to Glasgow leaves at 05:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Birmingham to Glasgow leaves at 19:15. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Birmingham to Glasgow cover a distance of around 252 miles (406 km) during the journey.
If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Birmingham to Glasgow is right for you.
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