London to Glasgow by train

  • First train
    05:30
  • Last train
    23:53
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 29m
  • Distance
    554 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    22
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 6m
  • Train operators

Travelling from London to Glasgow by train

Fast trains from London to Glasgow take around 4 hours and 29 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 554 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Glasgow.

1. Are there direct trains from London to Glasgow?

Direct trains from London to Glasgow have been found.

We usually find around 24 direct trains on the route from London to Glasgow every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 19 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from London to Glasgow?

The London to Glasgow train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 29 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the London to Glasgow train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Glasgow is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:30 and the last train is around 23:53. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:05, and the last at 23:30.

When to book London to Glasgow train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from London to Glasgow by train.

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Which train companies operate between London and Glasgow?

More than one train company operates on the route from London to Glasgow, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.