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 32 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.
If you want to save money, travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. You can also get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.
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The average journey time by train between London and Glasgow Central is 5 hours and 33 minutes, with around 26 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 £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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Glasgow Central without having to change trains. There are 26 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 04:31. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Glasgow Central 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.
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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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.