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London to Glasgow Train Information

Avg. Train Duration4h 52m
Trains arrive inGlasgow
Trains depart fromLondon
Train Ticket Price£ 52.17
Distance555 km
Train Companies
  • Virgin Trains
  • East Coast

During the week, trains from London to Glasgow run generally hourly from the early morning well into the late evening, with most trains from London to Glasgow departing from Euston Station, although some journeys begin at King's Cross. Weekday journeys from London to Glasgow on this route are typically direct and require around 4.5 to 6.5 hours to arrive in Glasgow. On Saturday and Sunday the train schedules are relatively unchanged, with departures beginning a little later in the mid-morning. While the vast majority of trains available will be direct, some services do have a change and require passengers to transfer trains in Carlisle. Services from London to Glasgow run along the West Coast Main Line, and are operated by Virgin Trains. First Class tickets are also available on this route.


Which train companies go from London to Glasgow?

Depending on the route you take, either Virgin Trains East Coast or Virgin Trains operate the trains running from London to Glasgow.

How long is the train from London to Glasgow

Trains from London to Glasgow take around 4 and a half hours.

When are the first and last trains of the day from London to Glasgow?

The first direct train from London to Glasgow is at 5:31 a.m and the last London to Glasgow train, the Caledonian Sleeper service, leaves at 11:50 p.m.

Where do trains from London to Glasgow depart from and arrive to?

Trains from London to Glasgow will leave from Euston Station and King’s Cross Station, with the vast majority of trains departing from the former station. Both stations are located in central London, and are about a 15 minute walk from one another. Both stations offer ample connections via Transport for London. London Euston Station has an Overground stop and an Underground stop on both branches of the Northern line as well as the Victoria line, and is only one stop from King’s Cross. London King’s Cross Station is located on the Bank Branch of the Northern Line, the Victoria Line, the Piccadilly Line, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle lines of the London Underground. Other national rail services are available at both stations, as well as a large number of buses and night buses. For international connections, St Pancras International Station is located between the stations at less than a 10 minute walk from either.

Trains from London to Glasgow will arrive at Glasgow Central Station, the main one serving the city. Accessing the station can be done via Union Street, where a car drop off and pick up is available as well as a number of buses. Buses can also be found on Hope Street. There is an inter-station bus that runs between Glasgow Central, to Queen Street Station and Buchanan Bus Station available as well from Gordon Street. Airport buses connecting passengers to Glasgow Airport depart from Waterloo Street at the Hope Street exit. Centrally located, the station is only a few minutes walk to the main shopping area of Argyle Street, which is the main thoroughfare for Glasgow.

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Local Time 05:13
£ Pounds Sterling
Population 610,200
Region Scotland
Languages English

How expensive is Glasgow?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Glasgow costs 4.8% less than in London.


Prices in Glasgow are on average 12.9% lower than in London.

Public Transport

Public transport in Glasgow costs around 19.9% less than in London.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Glasgow is about 37.4% less expensive than in London.

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