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London to Glasgow by train

It takes an average of 5h 38m to travel from London to Glasgow by train, over a distance of around 345 miles (555 km). There are normally 32 trains per day travelling from London to Glasgow and tickets for this journey start from £27 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 29m
PriceFrom £27
Distance345 miles (555 km)
Frequency32 trains per day
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationGlasgow
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsAvanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway

London to Glasgow train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Glasgow for Tuesday 11th May 2021 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.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
13:10 On timelondon euston17:59 On timeglasgow centralavanti west coast Off PeakGet tickets4h 49m, direct
14:10 On timelondon euston19:16 On timeglasgow centralavanti west coast Off PeakGet tickets5h 6m, direct
15:10 On timelondon euston19:59 On timeglasgow centralavanti west coast Off PeakGet tickets4h 49m, direct
15:30 On timelondon kings cross21:26 On timeglasgow centralPlat. 5 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets5h 56m, direct
16:10 On timelondon euston20:59 On timeglasgow centralavanti west coast Off PeakGet tickets4h 49m, direct
16:30 On timelondon kings cross23:03 On timeglasgow queen streetPlat. 6 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets6h 33m, 1 change
17:10 On timelondon euston22:10 On timeglasgow centralavanti west coast Off PeakGet tickets5h 0m, direct
17:39 On timelondon euston23:17 On timeglasgow centralavanti west coast Off PeakGet tickets5h 38m, direct
18:30 On timelondon euston23:09 On timeglasgow centralavanti west coast Off PeakGet tickets4h 39m, direct
19:10 On timelondon euston00:06 On timeglasgow centralavanti west coast Off PeakGet tickets4h 56m, direct

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 38 minutes, with around 32 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 £27 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 32 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 04:24. 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 20:30. 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 £27 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, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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.

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

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