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Glasgow to London Euston by train

It takes an average of 5h 8m to travel from Glasgow to London Euston by train, over a distance of around 344 miles (553 km). There are normally 30 trains per day travelling from Glasgow to London Euston and tickets for this journey start from £32.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 28m
PriceFrom £32.80
Distance344 miles (553 km)
Frequency30 trains per day
First train03:26
Last train23:40
Departure stationGlasgow
Arrival stationLondon Euston
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsAvanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper

Glasgow to London Euston train times

Check out the next trains departing from Glasgow to London Euston for Tuesday 23rd August 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
09:40 14:37 4h 57m, direct
09:45 16:00 6h 15m, 2 changes
09:45 16:37 6h 52m, 1 change
10:15 16:05 5h 50m, 2 changes
11:33 16:40 5h 7m, direct
12:40 17:20 4h 40m, direct
13:35 18:34 4h 59m, direct
14:34 19:44 5h 10m, direct
15:40 20:14 4h 34m, direct
16:40 21:33 4h 53m, direct

Travelling from Glasgow to London Euston by train

Want to spend some time in the English capital and need more information on how to travel from Glasgow to London Euston? You’ve come to the right place! 

On average, the train journey from Glasgow to London Euston is around 6h 33m but can take just 4h 28m on the fastest Avanti West Coast services, with around 34 trains running on this popular route each day. Once you’ve boarded the train, you can sit back and make yourself comfortable, as you don’t need to worry about making any changes along the way.  

When travelling on this route, you’ll board a train at Glasgow Central and enjoy Avanti West Coast’s onboard amenities, including free WiFi, onboard catering and charging sockets. After travelling through the Great British countryside for 344 miles, you’ll arrive at London Euston station. Fancy travelling in style? Upgrade to First Class and you’ll take advantage of wider, more comfortable seating, extra legroom and complimentary food and drink.  

Once you’ve arrived in the capital, you can start exploring the iconic landmarks. If you’re unsure where to start, check out our guide to the 14 best things to do in London, including a trip to Hyde Park and the Tower of London.   

If you’d like to save money on your train tickets, try travelling Off-Peak – tickets tend to be a bit cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. Want to save even more? Get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.  

Want to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets from Glasgow to London Euston now! Want to know if trains are running? Keep reading for timetables including first and last train times, FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Glasgow to London Euston? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Glasgow to London Euston take?

The average journey time by train between Glasgow and London Euston is 5 hours and 8 minutes, with around 30 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Glasgow and London Euston by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Glasgow to London Euston is 4 hours and 28 minutes.

How much does the train from Glasgow to London Euston cost?

Train ticket prices from Glasgow to London Euston can start from as little as £32.80 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.

Is there a direct train from Glasgow to London Euston?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Glasgow to London Euston without having to change trains. There are 30 direct trains from Glasgow to London Euston each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Glasgow to London Euston leave?

The first train from Glasgow to London Euston leaves at 03:26. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Glasgow to London Euston leave?

The last train from Glasgow to London Euston leaves at 23:40. 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.

What's the distance between Glasgow and London Euston by train?

Trains travelling from Glasgow to London Euston cover a distance of around 344 miles (553 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London Euston to Glasgow.

Cheap train tickets from Glasgow to London Euston

Train tickets from Glasgow to London Euston start at £32.80 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

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 Glasgow to London Euston is right for you.

Use your Railcard

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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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Glasgow to London on an Avanti West Coast service

Review by Freddie Larkins

I travelled on a Pendolino train from Glasgow Central to London Euston. Taking just over four and a half hours from start to finish, I had time to kick back, relax and watch the countryside roll by. Just as well, as I was completely knackered after my weekend break in Glasgow!

The journey

For a train nerd such as myself, Glasgow Central is a magnificent station. The trainshed is a wonderful mass of glass and metal – a wonderful remnant of the original station from the late 19th century.

Boarding the train was very easy. I had an Advance ticket with a seat reservation so made my way to my seat. I’d opted to travel in Standard Class as I was on a budget, but I’d highly recommend First Class if you’ve got a bit more to spend! The carriages are more spacious and the ticket includes at-seat meal service. I definitely cast a few jealous glances through the door!

Luckily, my seat had access to a plug socket to keep my phone charged. On Pendolino trains such as the one I took, only window-side table seats have access to plug sockets. They are slightly more prevalent in Super Voyager Standard Class carriages.

I busied myself with watching a movie through the free onboard streaming portal, "Avanti Media”. You’ll have to download the Avanti Media app to use the portal. The free onboard WiFi was serviceable – allowing me to check emails and browse social media without using up my data allowance.

Arriving at London Euston

The train arrived a few minutes later than the scheduled arrival time but all told, the journey went by very smoothly! Euston has plenty of TfL connections – including overground and underground lines – so I hopped on a Northern Line service to continue my journey home.

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