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Glasgow to York by train

It takes an average of 3h 45m to travel from Glasgow to York by train, over a distance of around 182 miles (293 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from Glasgow to York and tickets for this journey start from £18.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 35m
PriceFrom £18.70
Distance182 miles (293 km)
Frequency4 trains per day
First train05:48
Last train18:00
Departure stationGlasgow
Arrival stationYork
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry, London North Eastern Railway

Glasgow to York train times

Check out the next trains departing from Glasgow to York for Tuesday 24th May 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.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:15 13:55 3h 40m, 1 change
10:45 14:29 3h 44m, 1 change
11:15 14:56 3h 41m, 1 change
11:45 15:31 3h 46m, 1 change
12:15 15:54 3h 39m, 1 change
12:45 16:31 3h 46m, 1 change
13:15 16:56 3h 41m, 1 change
13:45 17:30 3h 45m, 1 change
14:15 17:54 3h 39m, 1 change
14:45 18:30 3h 45m, 1 change

How to travel from Glasgow to York by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Glasgow to York? Look no further.

You'll usually find 4 trains per day running between Glasgow and York, which usually take 5 hours 22 minutes to complete the 182 miles (293 km) journey. It can take as little as 3 hours 35 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. London North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast or Lumo are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Glasgow to York start from £18.70 when you book in advance. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard can also help you save.

Keen to book your train tickets to York? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable with live train times above, and tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs further down the page.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Glasgow to York? 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 York take?

The average journey time by train between Glasgow and York is 3 hours and 45 minutes, with around 4 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 York by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Glasgow to York is 3 hours and 35 minutes.

How much does the train from Glasgow to York cost?

Train ticket prices from Glasgow to York can start from as little as £18.70 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 York?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Glasgow to York without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Glasgow to York 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 York leave?

The first train from Glasgow to York leaves at 05:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Glasgow to York leave?

The last train from Glasgow to York leaves at 18:00. 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 York by train?

Trains travelling from Glasgow to York cover a distance of around 182 miles (293 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Glasgow to York

Train tickets from Glasgow to York start at £18.70 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 York 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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