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London to Glasgow Central by train

It takes an average of 5h 38m to travel from London to Glasgow Central by train, over a distance of around 345 miles (555 km). There are normally 32 trains per day travelling from London to Glasgow Central 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 Central
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsAvanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway

London to Glasgow Central train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Glasgow Central for Wednesday 12th 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
23:50 On timelondon euston07:22 On timeglasgow centralcaledonian sleeper Off PeakGet tickets7h 32m, direct
05:31 On timelondon euston10:38 On timeglasgow centralavanti west coast PeakGet tickets5h 7m, direct
07:10 london euston12:01 glasgow centralavanti west coast PeakGet tickets4h 51m, direct
08:10 london euston13:03 glasgow centralavanti west coast PeakGet tickets4h 53m, direct
09:10 london euston14:03 glasgow centralavanti west coast Off PeakGet tickets4h 53m, direct
10:10 london euston15:16 glasgow centralavanti west coast Off PeakGet tickets5h 6m, direct
11:10 london euston15:59 glasgow centralavanti west coast Off PeakGet tickets4h 49m, direct
12:10 london euston17:11 glasgow centralavanti west coast Off PeakGet tickets5h 1m, direct
13:10 london euston17:59 glasgow centralavanti west coast Off PeakGet tickets4h 49m, direct
14:10 london euston19:16 glasgow centralavanti west coast Off PeakGet tickets5h 6m, direct

Taking the train from London to Glasgow

There really is nothing more relaxing than travelling by train from London to Glasgow. With average journey times between five and six hours, and direct services, any trip to Glasgow by rail offers opportunities to grab some shuteye, or even catch up on favourite TV shows. Free onboard WiFi, complimentary food and drinks, and tables at every seat are the gold standard for all First Class services from London to Glasgow.

With up to 32 trains daily from London to Glasgow, you're able to travel at the time that suits you best. All services arrive into Glasgow Central Railway Station, and depart from either Kings Cross or Euston, both in central London. Glasgow Central is bang in the centre of the city, and an easy walk from all the main shopping malls, the beautiful Cathedral, and all local museums and tourist attractions.

Whether you need to book a train from London to Glasgow for business or pleasure, we've got you covered. Find out more below and be sure to check out the FAQs to help you plan your journey.

London to Glasgow by First Class train

For cheap First Class train tickets from London to Glasgow, make sure to book your tickets in advance with us. You’ll travel direct to your destination in around 4h 30m on the faster Avanti West Coast services, but when you’re travelling First Class, you’ll wish it was longer! As well as bigger, comfier seats, you can also look forward to the following perks:

  • Tables at every seat, meaning you can eat, drink and work with ease
  • Fast and complimentary WiFi
  • Power sockets at every seat, so you can stay charged while on the go
  • Complimentary food and drink
  • Access to exclusive First Class lounges at London Euston and Glasgow Central (on the return journey)

You should always book your tickets in advance to maximise savings, but bear in mind that on rare occasions First Class tickets can be cheaper than Standard tickets, so make sure to check the prices of both before you commit.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between London and Glasgow Central 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 Central by train?

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

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

Train ticket prices from London to Glasgow Central 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 Central?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Glasgow Central without having to change trains. There are 32 direct trains from London to Glasgow Central 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 Central leave?

The first train from London to Glasgow Central leaves at 04:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London to Glasgow Central 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 Central by train?

Trains travelling from London to Glasgow Central 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 Central to London.

Cheap train tickets from London to Glasgow Central

Train tickets from London to Glasgow Central 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 Central 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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