Trains from Glasgow to Birmingham

Glasgow to Birmingham train information

Glasgow Birmingham train map

Train duration 4h31m
Arrival Birmingham, England
Departure Glasgow, Scotland
Distance 253 Miles

The route connecting Glasgow, which is in Scotland and Birmingham, located in England is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.

There are 253 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Glasgow to Birmingham is approximately 4h31m. Taking the train is often the quickest option to get to Birmingham from Glasgow, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving your car or flying.

Prices can vary depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Glasgow to Birmingham train tickets

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

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Glasgow - Birmingham: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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The Prices for train tickets Glasgow to Birmingham tend to increase the closer you get to your departure day. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 1 month in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £22 whereas when booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £62 for your trip. Thus, you will save 65% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 1 month in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

The data are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Glasgow to Birmingham trains

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

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Discount Glasgow - Birmingham train tickets

The best way to spend less on your Glasgow Birmingham train ticket must be to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least one of the 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 assess the number of journeys you need to make earnings. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.

    For your calculation, you must include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, the discount on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a Glasgow Birmingham ticket is £50.00 (1).

    Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. You will need to make on average 2 trips from Birmingham to Glasgow (one way trip) with your railcard to start saving money.

  • Railcards enable you to save 34% off most rail fares for 12 months. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 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
Glasgow to Birmingham train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

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

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