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Glasgow to London train

Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from Glasgow to London by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest Glasgow to London train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.

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Cheap train calendar from Glasgow to London

Find cheapest tickets to travel from Glasgow to London by train, bus, ride sharing and plane. With the calendar below, choose the day you want to travel and easily find the cheapest price.

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Find the best prices for train tickets Glasgow to London

from £14.00 MORE 5h29m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Glasgow to London
Coach
from £4.00 MORE 10h48m
from £1.50 MORE 9h23m
Flight
from £9.99 MORE 1h44m

Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip

The gopili price barometer gives the prices for a Glasgow to London train and helps you to know whether you are getting a good deal:

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Average prices over the last 9 months based on user searches

Next train departures

When are the next trains to London?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
There are no more services available today.
Tomorrow
Glasgow Glasgow Central
07:35
London Euston
12:13
4h38m Virgin Trains
Glasgow Glasgow Central
08:00
London Euston
12:59
4h59m Virgin Trains
Glasgow Glasgow Central
08:40
London Euston
13:13
4h33m Virgin Trains
Glasgow Glasgow Central
09:40
London Euston
14:13
4h33m Virgin Trains
Glasgow Glasgow Central
12:00
London Euston
17:33
5h33m Virgin Trains
Glasgow Glasgow Central
12:00
London Euston
16:59
4h59m Virgin Trains
Glasgow Glasgow Central
12:40
London Euston
17:13
4h33m Virgin Trains
Glasgow Glasgow Central
13:40
London Euston
18:13
4h33m Virgin Trains
Glasgow Glasgow Central
14:00
London Euston
19:07
5h07m Virgin Trains
Glasgow Glasgow Central
17:40
London Euston
22:45
5h05m 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

According to our data, 8 trains from Glasgow to London are being operated today and 10 tomorrow. The first Glasgow London train is at 04:26 and the last train leaves the station at 18:40. The first and last departure times might vary from one day to another and there might be less services during weekends as well as bank holidays. Train companies can as well adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Glasgow to London:

Bus from Glasgow to London

Flights from Glasgow to London

Best price found for train ticket from Glasgow to London

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Glasgow to London by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to London. Your Glasgow to London train ticket is just few clicks away!

Journey Price Departure on At Company Searched
Glasgow
London
£30.00 MORE 11/04/2017 18:40 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
Glasgow
London
£30.00 MORE 08/04/2017 12:00 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Glasgow
London
£30.00 MORE 06/04/2017 17:30 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
Glasgow
London
£30.00 MORE 19/04/2017 17:30 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
Glasgow
London
£30.00 MORE 18/04/2017 17:30 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
Glasgow
London
£30.00 MORE 12/04/2017 18:40 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
Glasgow
London
£30.00 MORE 07/04/2017 18:40 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
Glasgow
London
£30.00 MORE 04/04/2017 12:00 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
Glasgow
London
£30.00 MORE 20/04/2017 17:30 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
Glasgow
London
£30.00 MORE 21/04/2017 17:30 Virgin Trains 7 days ago

Best price found for Glasgow to London train ticket for the next 30 days.

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Where to find cheap train tickets

Virgin Trains

The 556 kilometers to link the city of Glasgow with London are operated by Virgin Trains! You will need to plan to spend a minimum of £14 for a Virgin Trains train.

Transport operators from Glasgow to London

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Glasgow to London.

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Virgin Trains Glasgow London

Book cheap train from Glasgow to London

Glasgow to London train ticket can be purchased using different options:

You can buy tickets online directly on most rail providers' websites including Eurostar, ScotRail, Great Western Railway, CrosscCountry. You can also buy train tickets on Ticket Retailers' websites including Redspottedhanky or My Train Ticket.

If you don't want to buy your ticket on companies' websites, you may contact the rail operators by phone. Most of them offer this service.

Depending on the station, you can either book your train ticket at the ticket office or with a self-service ticket machine available at many stations. We advise you to check beforehand if the station has these services and the opening hours.

The smartest way to find cheap train tickets from Glasgow to London is to compare online the fares from all rail companies. Gopili helps you to do so by comparing in one search journey times and fares across all existing offers. If you need to take the train back to Glasgow later on, train tickets London to Glasgow are also available on gopili.

How to find cheap train tickets Glasgow to London ?

Here's how to find cheap train tickets Glasgow to London. If you're following these few tricks, you can often find cheap train tickets for your journey.

To travel for less you have to buy your ticket in advance. The best time to book your advance train ticket is about 90 days before. So you must try to book approximately 3 months in advance. Using this trick you will enjoy great savings of up to 80%.

The peak times to travel are during the morning commute time and in the late afternoon for your train ticket Glasgow to London. Train fares will be more expensive during these times that's why you will pay less by travelling very early, mid day or late in the evening.

For some routes, it costs less to buy 2 single tickets instead of a return ticket. It gives less flexibility as you need to know in advance the time you wish to take the return journey but cheaper fares might be available.

Splitting your ticket for your journey to London is another way to pay less. It is completely legal to split your ticket into several tickets covering the different stages of your journey, as long as the train you're using stops at the stations you've bought your tickets from.

Discount Glasgow to London train tickets

National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you can get one of the five different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you save money for your Glasgow London train ticket.

  • In order to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to calculate the number of journeys you need to make earnings. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.

    For your assessment, you have to include the cost of your railcard, for instance £30, the discount on each journey (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Glasgow London ticket is £43.47 (1).

    Divide the cost of your railcard by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £43.47: £88/£43.47 = 2.02. It will take you on average 3 trips from London to Glasgow (one way trip) with your railcard to be profitable.

  • The cost to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get 34% off most train fares for a complete year.

(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
Glasgow to London train £43.47 £28.98 £14.49 2.03

(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

Travel information for your train journey

Glasgow London train

Route Glasgow to London

Train duration 5h08m
Arrival city London, England
Departure city Glasgow, Scotland
Distance 345 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £14.00
Train operators for Glasgow to London Virgin Trains
  • The trip from Glasgow, situated in Scotland and London, which is in England is well served by trains. The trains are operated by the following rail operators: Virgin Trains.
  • On average, the journey takes approximately 5h08m by train covering a distance of 345 miles to travel to London from Glasgow. The train duration will vary depending if your train is direct or if you need to make a change.
  • We found tickets from £14.00 to travel in the next month. Prices can vary depending on the travel date as well as how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Main train ticket types in United Kingdom

There are three main train tickets types in England, Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets. Each ticket types offers different prices and travel flexibility. But other tickets types are available like Season tickets, Super-Off-Peak tickets or Rover and Rangers tickets for example. Take a look at the different types of train ticket from Glasgow to London below:

If you want to buy the lowest available ticket, Advance tickets are ideal for you. These tickets are released 12 weeks before travel and offer biggest reductions. The earlier you book, the cheaper the train prices are! But you can't cancel your advance rail ticket, they are non-refundable, and they are sold as singles.

Off-Peak and Super Off-peak tickets are available on numerous trains outside of peak travel times. With these tickets you make your journey at Off-Peak time, so don't have to pay the price of a completely flexible Anytime ticket. You can be refunded if you decide not to travel.

Anytime tickets is best for you, if you want a fully flexible ticket with no restrictions to travel. They allow the greatest flexibility in your time of travel. But they are not advised if you want the lowest type of ticket Glasgow to London.

Season tickets are convenient for you if you make the same route more than three or four times a week. In this case, Season Tickets offer better value for money compared to buying daily tickets.

Glasgow - London: the best time to book cheap trains

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

90

£23

60

£27

30

£35

15

£38

7

£41

3

£48

1

£67

Same day

Days before Departure

The chart above is based on the best prices found in the last 6 months depending on how much time in advance the train ticket is bought. Buying your train from Glasgow to London in advance should help you pay less for your journey.

We found tickets available from £23 when buying your ticket 2 months in advance, it is 66% cheaper than the cheapest fare we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.

Things to do in London

We have compiled for you a list of 6 things that you can do in London.

  • British Museum
  • Tower Bridge
  • Kensington Palace
  • Big Ben
  • Covent Garden Market
  • Buckingham Palace

If you're discovering London for the first time and you are not sure of the things that you can do during your time over there, we're here to help. The different options you have will obviously depend on how much time you got as well as your areas of interest but the team at Gopili provides you with the famous places in London.

British Museum is probably one of the main tourist places for visitors. You can also plan to discover Big Ben or Tower Bridge which are frequently advised by the people who have already explored the city.

Another interesting location that you may want to discover is Covent Garden Market if you want to find out more about the city.

Kensington Palace is also a touristic site that we will recommend you to visit if you got enough time during your stay.

Finally, if you're still looking to find out more about London, Buckingham Palace can be the last step of your trip. Even though visitors might not consider it as the most interesting thing to do, it will enable you to get a full picture of the city and its history.