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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, London Midland
Lowest train price from £25.00
Average train price £88.00

The trains from Birmingham (West Midlands England) to Glasgow (South Western Scotland) are provided by Virgin Trains, Cross Country, London Midland. 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 £25.00. 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 £25.00 MORE 4h55m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £10.70 MORE 7h33m
from £9.80 MORE 7h11m
Flight
from £28.99 MORE 10h17m

Birmingham - Glasgow prices calendar

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

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Megabus£15

National Express£15

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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
Birmingham New Street
14:03
Glasgow Central
20:15
6h12m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
14:15
Glasgow Central
18:41
4h26m Virgin Trains
Birmingham New Street
15:15
Glasgow Central
19:23
4h08m Virgin Trains
Birmingham New Street
17:15
Glasgow Central
21:15
4h00m Virgin Trains
Birmingham New Street
17:19
Glasgow Central
21:44
4h25m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
18:15
Glasgow Central
22:38
4h23m Virgin Trains
Birmingham New Street
18:19
Glasgow Central
23:09
4h50m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
19:15
Glasgow Central
23:17
4h02m Virgin Trains

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Looking at our data, 16 trains from Birmingham to Glasgow are being operated today and 0 tomorrow. The first Birmingham Glasgow train departs at 07:15 while the last train departs at 19:15. The first and last departure hours might change from one day to another and there might be less trains during weekends and bank holidays. Train companies can as well adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

Birmingham - Glasgow: the best time to book cheap trains

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

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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
£30.00 01/02/2019 07:15 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Glasgow
Central
£36.00 16/01/2019 19:15 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Glasgow
Central
£36.00 01/02/2019 09:15 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Glasgow
Central
£39.00 16/01/2019 15:15 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Glasgow
Central
£41.00 20/01/2019 09:20 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Glasgow
Central
£42.00 20/01/2019 09:42 London Midland 4 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Glasgow
Central
£48.00 20/01/2019 10:42 London Midland 4 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Glasgow
Central
£60.00 16/01/2019 13:15 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Glasgow
Central
£65.00 20/01/2019 17:15 Virgin Trains 4 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 £87.18 (1).

    Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £87.18: £88/£87.18 = 1.01. 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 £87.18 £58.12 £29.06 1.01

(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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