Birmingham to Glasgow by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 55m
  • Distance
    406 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 46m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Birmingham to Glasgow by train

Fast trains from Birmingham to Glasgow take around 3 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 406 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Birmingham and Glasgow.

1. Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Glasgow?

Direct trains from Birmingham to Glasgow have been found.

We usually find around 18 direct trains on the route from Birmingham to Glasgow every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 14 departures.

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

The Birmingham to Glasgow train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Glasgow is usually scheduled to depart Birmingham around 06:00 and the last train is around 19:15. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Birmingham around 05:57, and the last at 19:15.

When to book Birmingham 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 Birmingham to Glasgow by train.

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Which train companies operate between Birmingham and Glasgow?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • 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.