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London to Glasgow by train

It takes an average of 5h 32m to travel from London to Glasgow by train, over a distance of around 345 miles (555 km). There are normally 24 trains per day travelling from London to Glasgow and tickets for this journey start from £32.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 29m
PriceFrom £32.80
Distance345 miles (555 km)
Frequency24 trains per day
First train04:31
Last train23:50
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationGlasgow
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsAvanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, London North Eastern Railway

London to Glasgow train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Glasgow for Tuesday 12th July 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
10:30 15:16 4h 46m, direct
11:30 16:00 4h 30m, direct
12:30 17:11 4h 41m, direct
13:30 18:00 4h 30m, direct
14:30 19:16 4h 46m, direct
15:30 20:01 4h 31m, direct
15:30 21:26 5h 56m, direct
16:30 20:59 4h 29m, direct
16:57 21:44 4h 47m, direct
17:30 22:10 4h 40m, direct

Travelling by train from London to Glasgow

Thinking about taking the train from London to Glasgow Central? We’ve got you covered.

The train from London to Glasgow Central usually takes around 5h 38m but can take just 4h 29m on the fastest services, with around 22 trains running on this popular route per day. Once you're on board, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes along the way.

You'll be travelling with Avanti West Coast on this route. All Avanti trains come with free WiFi, power sockets, and luggage racks, as well as a bar carriage where you can buy snacks and drinks throughout your journey.

How to get cheap train tickets from London to Glasgow

Want to snap up the cheapest fares? Read our top tips for finding cheap train tickets from London to Glasgow below or check out the latest train deals and discounts:

  • Get a Railcard: Save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year
  • Book in advance: Most train companies in the UK usually release tickets 12 weeks in advance
  • Travel Off-Peak: Tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends compared to Peak times
  • Use GroupSave: If you're travelling in a group of 3-9 people, you can save up to 34% on eligible journeys at Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak times
  • Split your train tickets with SplitSave, our new split-ticketing app feature.

Keen to book your train tickets from London to Glasgow Central? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to learn a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs including first and last train times.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between London and Glasgow is 5 hours and 32 minutes, with around 24 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 London and Glasgow by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Glasgow is 4 hours and 29 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Glasgow cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Glasgow 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 London to Glasgow?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Glasgow without having to change trains. There are 24 direct trains from London to Glasgow each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from London to Glasgow leaves at 04:31. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London to Glasgow leaves at 23:50. 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 London and Glasgow by train?

Trains travelling from London to Glasgow cover a distance of around 345 miles (555 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Glasgow to London. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from London to Glasgow.

Cheap train tickets from London to Glasgow

Train tickets from London to Glasgow 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 London to Glasgow 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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