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.
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:
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.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Glasgow Central is 4 hours and 29 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from London to Glasgow Central leaves at 04:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from London to Glasgow Central cover a distance of around 345 miles (555 km) during the journey.
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.
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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