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The train from Birmingham to Glasgow usually takes around 5h 28m but can take just 3h 55m on the fastest services, with around 24 trains running on this popular route every day. There’s no need for any changes along the way either, as there are direct trains available to your destination.
You'll be travelling with Avanti West Coast or CrossCountry on this route. Just sit back and enjoy free WiFi and a catering service offering a wide range of food and drinks on both trains. 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.
To snap up the cheapest fares, book an Off-Peak time – train tickets from Taunton to London are usually cheaper when you travel Off-Peak compared to taking the train at Peak times. If you want to save even more, get a Railcard – you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.
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The average journey time by train between Birmingham and Glasgow is 5 hours and 11 minutes, with around 5 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 4 hours and 2 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Birmingham to Glasgow can start from as little as £26.20 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 5 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 06:29. 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.
National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.
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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.