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Journey information from London to Glasgow Central

  • Train Fares from: £29.50
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  • Changes: Direct

A review of London to Glasgow by train

4.5 stars - " Exploring Scotland by train - part one"

One of the most popular routes on the Virgin Trains network is London Euston to Glasgow Central. Taking a little over 4 hours, this service takes passengers out of London Euston station, passing through stations such as Preston, Warrington and Carlisle along the way. With a journey distance of 412 miles, London to Glasgow no longer has to be a daunting drive or time-consuming flight.

The train journey is typically served by a Pendolino, offering speed and smooth ride, while also incorporating comfortable seats and plenty of window space to see the fantastic views as you enter Scotland. There is a buffet carriage available on the train, serving hot and cold drinks and food, along with alcoholic beverages and plenty of snacks to keep you going.

If you are using London Euston for the first time, it is a very easy station to find your way around and use. Toilets are situated at the far end of the station beyond platform one, and costs 30p to use. Don’t worry, there are change machines there for you if you don’t have those 10p’s! The departure board is hard to miss, and you will see it high above platforms 10-13, with train departure times typically for the next 40 minutes, with all stops and train information listed for each one. The ticket office is found in the corner of the station behind the London Underground entrance. There are ticket machines to use, as well as plenty of windows if you require extra assistance with buying your ticket. If you arrive in plenty of time and want a bite to eat, there are a number of food and drink options for you to choose from. From fast food to sit down meals, there is something for everyone here, as well as a number of coffee shops if all you need is a quick fix.

Arriving at Glasgow Central

Glasgow Central station is situated in the heart of the city centre and is just a short walk to the shops and Glasgow Queens Street station if you need to connect to another train. Glasgow Central train station has 17 platforms, which includes 2 on a separate lower level. The station has 3 separate ticket offices, along with machines situated near each one. There are also a few boutique stores inside the station, so if you left anything in London or want to buy something as a memento as you leave, there is plenty of choice inside the station.

One thing to remember is that if you use a cash machine, the money will look very different to that in the rest of the UK. Don’t panic, it is still British pounds, and you can use it anywhere in the UK.

Things to do in Glasgow

Glasgow offers a great deal of diversity when it comes to attractions. If you are visiting to see the local culture, then the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a must-see. Furthermore, the Glasgow Cathedral is great to take in some history of the city. If you are there to see an Old Firm Derby between Rangers and Celtic, Ibrox and Celtic Park stadium are just short bus trips from Glasgow Central Station.

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  • How long does it take to travel from London to Glasgow Central by train?

    The average journey time between London and Glasgow Central is . The fastest journey time is . On an average weekday, there are 23 trains per day travelling from London to Glasgow Central. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

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  • Are there direct trains from London to Glasgow Central?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Glasgow Central without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from London to Glasgow Central.

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  • What is the distance between London and Glasgow Central?

    The distance between London and Glasgow Central is 345 miles.

    Distance: 345 miles
  • What time is the first train from London to Glasgow Central?

    The first train from London to Glasgow Central departs at .

    What time is the last train from London to Glasgow Central?

    The last train from London to Glasgow Central departs at .

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    Sleeper services may be available on some trains. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

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