Trains from

Birmingham to Glasgow

  1. expected to depart at 
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 6
    on time
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  2. expected to depart at 
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 8B
    19:31
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 8B
    20:59
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 4 estimated
    21:22
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    00:53
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  3. on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 4C
    19:36
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 4C
    20:30
    Crewe
    Platform 11
    20:43
    Crewe
    Platform 6
    21:31
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 6
    21:42
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 3 estimated
    00:05
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
  4. on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 7B estimated
    22:30
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 7B estimated
    00:11
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 7 estimated
    04:25
    Manchester Piccadilly
    05:25
    Preston (Lancs)
    05:40
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 3 estimated
    08:20
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
  5. on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 5B estimated
    23:09
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 5B estimated
    00:22
    Crewe
    Platform 11 estimated
    00:44
    Crewe
    Platform 1 estimated
    01:28
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 3 estimated
    04:25
    Manchester Piccadilly
    05:25
    Preston (Lancs)
    05:40
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 3 estimated
    08:20
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    3 changes
    Peak
  6. on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 5B estimated
    23:09
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 5B estimated
    00:22
    Crewe
    Platform 11 estimated
    05:57
    Crewe
    Platform 12 estimated
    09:12
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  7. on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 2 estimated
    06:15
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 2 estimated
    09:00
    Carlisle
    Platform 1 estimated
    09:14
    Carlisle
    Platform 1 estimated
    10:39
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 4 estimated
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 4 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  8. on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 9B estimated
    06:57
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 9B estimated
    07:29
    Stafford
    Platform 5 estimated
    07:34
    Stafford
    Platform 3 estimated
    10:59
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  9. Birmingham New Street
    Platform 5 estimated
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  10. Birmingham New Street
    Platform 2 estimated
    07:21
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 2 estimated
    09:09
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 4 estimated
    09:41
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 4 estimated
    11:59
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    1 change
    Peak

Journey information from Birmingham to Glasgow

  • Train Fares from: £16.00
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct
  • Trains per day: Around 13
  • Distance: 252 miles (406 km)
  • Train operators: CrossCountry, Virgin Trains
  • Origin: Birmingham
  • Destination: Glasgow

Travelling from Birmingham to Glasgow by train

There's a direct train route from Birmingham to Glasgow serviced by Virgin Trains.

Depending on the date and time of travel, you can either travel with Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or TransPennine Express.

All the Virgin 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.

 

Route information from Birmingham to Glasgow

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 to have your camera at the ready and grab a window seat for some amazing shots.

 

Things to do in Glasgow

A city that's home to so many exciting attractions, one of your first stops should be the Glasgow Botanic Gardens – a beautiful collection of plant life and glasshouses. You'll also be impressed by the majesty of Pollok Country Park, where you can discover a Sylvan wonderland with a grand country house that holds the UK’s finest Spanish art collection.

For those eager to discover history and culture, one of the best options is the stunning Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, one of the most popular art temples of Scotland thanks to its unique and varied collections, ranging from dinosaurs to Dutch Masters.

  • How long does it take to travel from Birmingham to Glasgow by train?

    The average journey time between Birmingham and Glasgow is . The fastest journey time is . On an average weekday, there are 13 trains per day travelling from Birmingham to Glasgow. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Glasgow?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from Birmingham to Glasgow without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Birmingham to Glasgow.

    Direct
  • What is the distance between Birmingham and Glasgow?

    The distance between Birmingham and Glasgow is 252 miles.

    Distance: 252 miles
  • What time is the first train from Birmingham to Glasgow?

    The first train from Birmingham to Glasgow departs at .

    What time is the last train from Birmingham to Glasgow?

    The last train from Birmingham to Glasgow departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • Savings tips for Birmingham to Glasgow

    • If you take this train more than 3 times per week, you may be able save money with a Season Ticket. Find out more and see if you can buy a season ticket for Birmingham to Glasgow here.
    • Use a railcard. National Railcards offer up to 1/3 off train tickets and offer great value for money if you travel by train several times a year. Find out more about railcards here.
    For more tips on saving money on train travel read our cheap train tickets guide here.

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