Virgin Trains operate a direct service to London Euston from Glasgow Central which takes just under four and half hours. East Coast trains run a slower service which takes around 6 hours. Otherwise Glasgow to London travellers can take an indirect route every 2 hours and hop on a Virgin train at Crewe, with a total journey time of approximately 5 hours.
Virgin trains offer a range of snacks, drinks, newspapers and magazines at their on-board shop, while first class passengers can receive at-seat dining.
If you travel with East Coast, breakfast options will be available until 10am for first class and the café bar stocks a number of sandwiches and snacks for all passengers.
*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). May be subject to change
Journey information from Glasgow to London
Train Fares from: £ 134.10
Fastest route: 5h 21m
Slowest route: 7h 31m
Average Journey Time: 5h 42m
Train per day: Around 48
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How long does it take to travel from Glasgow to London by train?
The average journey time between Glasgow and London is 5 hours 42 minutes. The fastest journey time is 5 hours 21 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 48 trains per day travelling from Glasgow to London. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.
Are there direct trains from Glasgow to London?
No, it is not possible to travel from Glasgow to London without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Glasgow to London.
No direct trains possible
What time are the first and last train from Glasgow to London?
The first train from Glasgow to London departs at .
The last train from Glasgow to London departs at .
No sleeper services are available.
There may also be less services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.