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Find cheap train tickets from London to Glasgow

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

Cheap train calendar from London to Glasgow

Find cheapest tickets to travel from London to Glasgow 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 London to Glasgow

from £30.00 MORE 5h15m
Other modes of transport available to travel from London to Glasgow
Coach
from £4.00 MORE 10h55m
from £1.50 MORE 9h41m
Flight
from £9.99 MORE 7h01m

And if you change?

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

Bus from London to Glasgow

Departure and arrival for your train travel

For your journey between London and Glasgow several railway stations of departure and arrival exist. You can choose between the following train stations departure:London Waterloo train station, London St Pancras train station, London Stratford international train station, London New Barnet train station, London Bexley train station, London Enfield Town train station, London Harrow & Wealdstone train station, London Victoria train station, London Liverpool Street train station, London Bridge train station, London Charing Cross train station, London Euston train station, London Paddington train station, London King's Cross train station, London Fenchurch Street train station, London Southall train station, London Surbiton train station.

For your arrival, several train stations are available :Glasgow Glasgow Central train station, Glasgow Queen Street train station.

Book cheap train from London to Glasgow

You are able to buy your London to Glasgow train ticket in 3 different ways:

  • If you're booking your train tickets online, you can quickly compare train schedules and fares to make savings. Most train operators as well as online ticket specialists give the ability to do this. Once your ticket is purchased, you will have a confirmation email with the reference number that you will need with your card to get your ticket at the station before you travel.
  • If you would rather have a chat with an advisor that will help you book your ticket, you can do so with most rail operators.
  • While the major stations in the UK have a self-service ticket machine or a staffed ticket office to get your train ticket, rural stations might not. Look at the office hours as well as the available services before you travel.

The easiest way to find cheap train tickets from London to Glasgow is to check online the fares from all rail providers. Gopili helps you to do so by comparing in one search journey times and prices across all existing offers. If you need to make a journey back to London afterwards, train tickets Glasgow to London are also available on gopili.

Travel information for your train journey

London Glasgow train

Route London to Glasgow

London Glasgow train map

Train duration 5h28m
Arrival city Glasgow, Scotland
Departure city London, England
Distance 345 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £30.00
Train operators for London to Glasgow Virgin Trains
  • The trip between London, located in England and Glasgow, situated in Scotland is well served by trains. The trains are operated by these several companies: Virgin Trains.
  • There are 345 miles between the 2 cities and the average train duration connecting London to Glasgow is around 5h28m. Train travel is most of the time the quickest option to go to Glasgow from London, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving or flying.
  • The cheapest ticket price we've found for the next 30 days is £30.00 one way.

Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip

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

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Best price found for train ticket from London to Glasgow

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
London
London Euston
Glasgow
Glasgow Central
£30.00 16/11/2017 12:30 Virgin Trains 19 hours ago
London
London Euston
Glasgow
Glasgow Central
£30.00 16/11/2017 13:43 Virgin Trains 19 hours ago
London
London Euston
Glasgow
Glasgow Central
£30.00 12/11/2017 08:45 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
London
London Euston
Glasgow
Glasgow Central
£30.00 01/11/2017 13:43 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
London
London Euston
Glasgow
Glasgow Central
£45.00 16/11/2017 13:30 Virgin Trains 19 hours ago
London
London Euston
Glasgow
Glasgow Central
£45.00 16/11/2017 09:43 Virgin Trains 19 hours ago
London
London Euston
Glasgow
Glasgow Central
£45.00 12/11/2017 09:45 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
London
London Euston
Glasgow
Glasgow Central
£45.00 12/11/2017 10:45 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
London
London Euston
Glasgow
Glasgow Central
£45.00 01/11/2017 13:30 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
London
London Euston
Glasgow
Glasgow Central
£45.00 01/11/2017 09:43 Virgin Trains 1 day ago

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

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How to find cheap train tickets London to Glasgow ?

Here's how to get cheap train tickets London to Glasgow. By following these few tips, you will most of the time find cheap train tickets for your journey.

  • To travel for cheap you have to book your ticket in advance. A good timing to purchase your advance train ticket is around 12 weeks before. So you must try to book abount 3 months in advance. Using this trick you can enjoy great savings of up to 80%.
  • You will most of the time find that, the best time to travel is outside the peak travel times, which are between 06:30 to 9:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Thus, try to avoid travelling during rush hours and you will save money on your train ticket London to Glasgow.
  • If you already know at what time you wish to come back, you should have a look at the price of two singles as they may work out cheaper than a return. The only condition is to take the exact train you booked.
  • Split-ticketing for your journey to Glasgow is another way to pay less. It is completely legitimate to split your ticket into several tickets covering the different sections of your journey, as long as the train you're on stops at the stations you bought tickets for.

Things to do in Glasgow

We have compiled for you a list of 6 places that you can visit in Glasgow.

  • Riverside Museum
  • Glasgow Science Centre
  • Machintosh Queen's Cross
  • Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery
  • House for an Art Lover
  • Scottish Football Museum

If you're travelling to Glasgow for the first time and you do not have a clear idea of the places that you can see during your stay, don't worry. The different options you have will obviously depend on your availabilities as well as your areas of interest but the team at Gopili provides you with the interesting places in Glasgow.

Riverside Museum is probably among the main things to do for visitors. You can also plan to explore Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery and Glasgow Science Centre which are usually suggested by the people who have already visited the city.

Another interesting area that you may want to visit is House for an Art Lover if you wish to find out more about this destination.

Machintosh Queen's Cross is also a place that we will suggest you to see if you got spare time during your trip.

Lastly, if you're still looking to discover more about Glasgow, Scottish Football Museum can be the final stage of your stay. While travellers 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 character.

Transport operators from London to Glasgow

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

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Virgin Trains London Glasgow

Proximity journey

Many trains run from London to Glasgow, but there are also near stations served like for instance:

London - Glasgow: the best time to book cheap trains

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

90

£39

60

£41

30

£48

15

£47

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£57

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£58

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£72

Same day

Days before Departure

The table above shows the best prices found over the past six months depending on how many time in advance the train is booked. Purchasing your train from London to Glasgow in advance should enable you to spend less for your journey.

Tickets are available from £39 when booking your ticket 2 months in advance which is 46% cheaper than the best fare we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Next train departures

When are the next trains to Glasgow?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
London Euston
13:43
Glasgow Glasgow Central
19:15
5h32m Virgin Trains
London Euston
14:30
Glasgow Glasgow Central
18:59
4h29m Virgin Trains
London Euston
15:30
Glasgow Glasgow Central
19:58
4h28m Virgin Trains
London Euston
17:30
Glasgow Glasgow Central
22:01
4h31m Virgin Trains
London Euston
18:30
Glasgow Glasgow Central
23:08
4h38m 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, 10 trains from London to Glasgow are being operated today and 0 tomorrow. The first London Glasgow train departs at 07:30 while the last one leaves the station at 18:30. The first and last departure hours can be different every day and there might be less services during weekends or bank holidays. Rail companies can as well adjust the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

Main train ticket types in United Kingdom

There are three principal train tickets types in UK, Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets. Each ticket types provides different fares and travel flexibility. But other tickets types are available such as Season tickets, Super-Off-Peak tickets or Rover and Rangers tickets for instance. Let's see the different types of rail ticket from London to Glasgow below:

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

Off-Peak and Super Off-peak tickets are available on many trains outside of peak travel times. Thanks to these tickets you go at Off-Peak time, so don't have to pay the fare of a completely flexible Anytime ticket. You can be reimbursed if you decide not to travel.

Anytime tickets is convenient for you, if you want a entirely flexible ticket with no restrictions to travel. They offer the best flexibility in your time of travel. But they are not recommended if you want the cheapest type of ticket London to Glasgow.

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

Where to find cheap train tickets

Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains, the rail travel company, runs between London and Glasgow from £30, allowing you to travel without breaking the bank.

Discount London to Glasgow train tickets

Do you want to travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and tricks can be obtained to spend less for your London Glasgow train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are different types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

Why should I buy a railcard?

To understand how much you can save with a railcard, you can estimate the number of trips you need to break even. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.

For your calculation, you must include the railcard cost, i.e £30, how much you're saving on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average price of a London Glasgow ticket is £81.20 (1).

Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £81.20: £88/£81.20 = 1.08. It will take you on average 2 trips from Glasgow to London (one way journey) with your railcard to break even.

How much does a railcard cost?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most adult fares, hence 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
London to Glasgow train £81.20 £54.13 £27.07 1.09

(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