Trains from Glasgow to York

Glasgow to York train information

Glasgow York train map

Train duration 4h04m
Arrival York, England
Departure Glasgow, Scotland
Distance 183 Miles
Train operators Cross Country, Virgin Trains, ScotRail
Lowest train price from £17.00
Average train price £71.00

Which operators can I use?

All trains between Glasgow (South Western Scotland) to York (Yorkshire and the Humber England) are operated by Cross Country, Virgin Trains, ScotRail. The services on board may vary depending on the rail operator.

How long is the train?

The train is a fast and simple solution to travel to York from Glasgow. The average train duration between Glasgow to York is 4h04m to travel the 183 miles.

What is the price of the train?

Looking at our data, the best price to travel by train in the next 180 days is £17.00. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Glasgow to York train tickets

from £17.00 MORE 3h40m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £14.70 MORE 9h41m

Glasgow - York prices calendar

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

Glasgow - York: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Glasgow to York are increasing the closer you get to your departure day. According to our data, if you buy your train 1 month in advance, you can find tickets from £19 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £38 for your train. Thus, you may save 51% on the price of your ticket by booking 1 month in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The figures 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 York trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Glasgow
Queen Street
York
£17.80 10/12/2019 13:00 ScotRail 4 days ago
Glasgow
Central
York
£22.25 10/12/2019 13:00 Cross Country 4 days ago
Glasgow
Central
York
£22.25 10/12/2019 07:48 Cross Country 4 days ago
Glasgow
Queen Street
York
£23.20 10/12/2019 08:30 ScotRail 4 days ago
Glasgow
Queen Street
York
£23.20 09/12/2019 19:45 ScotRail 6 days ago
Glasgow
Central
York
£23.90 09/12/2019 07:48 Cross Country 6 days ago
Glasgow
Central
York
£23.90 09/12/2019 13:00 Cross Country 6 days ago
Glasgow
Queen Street
York
£24.60 10/12/2019 07:00 ScotRail 4 days ago
Glasgow
Queen Street
York
£26.35 26/11/2019 07:00 ScotRail 5 days ago
Glasgow
Queen Street
York
£26.35 09/12/2019 07:00 ScotRail 6 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Glasgow York train

Discount Glasgow - York train tickets

The most efficient way to pay less on your Glasgow York train ticket may be to get a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 of the railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

To understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you need to estimate 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 York ticket is £70.98 (1).

Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £70.98: £88/£70.98 = 1.24. You will need to make on average 2 trips from York to Glasgow (one way trip) with your railcard to start saving money.

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

Railcards enable you to get a third off most train fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £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 York train £70.98 £47.32 £23.66 1.24

(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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