Trains from Birmingham to Glasgow

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Birmingham to Glasgow train information

Birmingham Glasgow train map

Train duration 4h26m
Arrival Glasgow, Scotland
Departure Birmingham, England
Distance 253 Miles
Train operators Virgin Trains, Cross Country
Lowest train price from £18.00
Average train price £60.00

The trains from Birmingham (West Midlands England) to Glasgow (South Western Scotland) are provided by Virgin Trains, Cross Country. The services on board can change depending on the train company.

Travelling by train is a fast and easy option to go to Glasgow from Birmingham. The average travel duration between Birmingham to Glasgow is 4h26m to travel the 253 miles.

According to our data, the starting fare to take the train in the next month is £18.00. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for Birmingham to Glasgow train tickets

from £18.00 MORE 5h06m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £8.80 MORE 7h30m
from £10.60 MORE 6h50m
Flight
from £29.19 MORE 11h03m

Birmingham - Glasgow prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Birmingham to Glasgow by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

  june august   july
monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday sunday
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16
17
18
19
20

Megabus£16

National Express£39

Loco2--

21

Megabus£21

National Express£32

Loco2--

22

Megabus£19

National Express£36

Loco2£22

23
24
25

Megabus£16

National Express£22

Loco2--

26

Megabus£14

National Express£28

Loco2£22

27

Megabus£14

National Express£22

Loco2£36

28

Megabus£16

National Express£25

Loco2£18

29
30
31
01
02
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04

Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Birmingham to Glasgow

When are the next trains to Glasgow?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
There are no more services available today.
Tomorrow
Birmingham New Street
08:45
Glasgow Central
14:04
5h19m Virgin Trains
Birmingham New Street
09:01
Glasgow Central
14:04
5h03m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
09:20
Glasgow Central
14:42
5h22m Virgin Trains
Birmingham New Street
10:01
Glasgow Central
15:04
5h03m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
10:03
Glasgow Central
16:12
6h09m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
10:20
Glasgow Central
15:15
4h55m Virgin Trains
Birmingham New Street
12:03
Glasgow Central
18:13
6h10m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
12:20
Glasgow Central
17:15
4h55m Virgin Trains
Birmingham New Street
12:57
Glasgow Central
18:03
5h06m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
13:31
Glasgow Central
18:43
5h12m Cross Country
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The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

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Birmingham - Glasgow: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

90

60

£17

30

£30

15

£34

7

£37

3

£39

1

£63

Same day

Days before Departure

The table above is based on the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train is bought. Buying your train from Birmingham to Glasgow in advance should enable you to spend less for your trip.

We found tickets available from £17 when booking your ticket 1 month in advance which is 74% cheaper than the best ticket we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Birmingham to Glasgow trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Birmingham and Glasgow by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Glasgow to Birmingham and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Birmingham
New Street
Glasgow
Central
£18.00 28/07/2019 08:45 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Glasgow
Central
£22.00 26/07/2019 19:04 1 day ago
Birmingham
New Street
Glasgow
Central
£23.50 22/07/2019 19:04 4 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Glasgow
Central
£26.50 26/07/2019 18:15 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
Birmingham
New Street
Glasgow
Central
£28.00 22/07/2019 18:15 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Glasgow
Central
£29.30 28/07/2019 09:01 Cross Country 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Glasgow
Central
£35.50 27/07/2019 08:15 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Glasgow
Central
£35.50 28/07/2019 12:20 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Glasgow
Central
£37.20 21/07/2019 09:20 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Glasgow
Central
£38.65 28/07/2019 19:31 Cross Country 2 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Birmingham Glasgow train

Discount Birmingham - Glasgow train tickets

The easiest way to spend less on your Birmingham Glasgow train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

  • To understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you need to calculate how many trips you need to make earnings. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.

    For your calculation, you must include the railcard cost, for instance £30, the discount on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a Birmingham Glasgow ticket is £59.35 (1).

    Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £59.35: £88/£59.35 = 1.48. It will take you on average 2 trips from Glasgow to Birmingham (one way journey) with your railcard to start saving money.

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most rail fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Birmingham to Glasgow train £59.35 £39.56 £19.78 1.49

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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