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How to go from Birmingham to Glasgow ?

Trip Birmingham Glasgow

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance252 mi
Direct lineYes

You're planning a trip from Birmingham to Glasgow and like many travellers you are looking for the best and the cheapest mode of transport to travel between Birmingham Glasgow? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

You'll be able to get in a single search on Vivanoda, your multimodal travel planner in Europe, all the prices for flights, trains, carpooling and buses to travel to Glasgow from Birmingham Fill in the date of your trip to Glasgow and Vivanoda will display all the transport offers. Refine, filter, sort according to your travel preferences then select the Birmingham - Glasgow offer that suits you best.

You'll mainly use the trains, flights, carpooling and buses of Blablacar, National Express, FlyBE, First TransPennine Express, ScotRail, Virgin Trains, Arriva Trains Wales or CrossCountry to reach Glasgow.

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Birmingham to Glasgow bus

If you are looking for a bus service from Birmingham to Glasgow, you're lucky because there actually is a direct service.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Birmingham and Glasgow and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Glasgow.

  • The Birmingham Glasgow tickets are sold at unbeatable prices, it is unlikely that you will find better offers with the other modes of transport: rail or carpool offers.
  • It is more environmentally friendly to travel on a modern bus than to carpool. In addition, the road Birmingham Glasgow is shared by other vehicles and no additional infrastructure is needed to run a bus.
  • The coaches operating the Birmingham Glasgow line are mostly equipped with an air conditioning system, which will allow you to travel in good conditions during hot seasons.
  • You will travel from Birmingham to Glasgow on a modern and comfortable bus. Reclining seats with improved legroom and toilets provide the comfort you need to enjoy your time onboard.

What are the bus companies operating the Birmingham Glasgow ?

The bus service between the city of Birmingham and Glasgow is operating by multiple coach companies: MegaBus and National Express.

MegaBus Birmingham GlasgowNational Express Birmingham Glasgow

Departure bus stations in Birmingham

Depending on the company, it is requested to be present at the bus stop in Birmingham from 15 to 30 minutes before the indicated departure time. To avoid catching the wrong bus, check in front where the destination 'Glasgow' should be displayed. Finally, have your ticket checked by the driver of National Express or MegaBus and get on board after having your luggage in the hold.

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Arrival bus stations in Glasgow

When you arrive in Glasgow, make sure you don't forget anything at your seat and in the hold.

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Train Birmingham to Glasgow

Is it possible to go directly by train from Birmingham to Glasgow?

Yes, it is possible to go from Birmingham to Glasgow by train without making any changes. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Glasgow and there may be fewer direct trains from Birmingham on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Birmingham-Glasgow train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Birmingham Glasgow

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Birmingham and Glasgow with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Birmingham Glasgow railways companies

The railways CrossCountry and Virgin Trains are the companies that you may travel with for your trip to Glasgow.
CrossCountry Birmingham GlasgowVirgin Trains Birmingham Glasgow

Railway stations from Birmingham

  • Birmingham New Street
  • Birmingham International

Arrival train stations in Glasgow

  • Glasgow Central

Cheap flights from Birmingham to Glasgow

To help you find cheaper flights to fly to Glasgow, we wanted to give you a few pieces of advice:

  • Don't wait the day before your trip to book the Birmingham Glasgow flight as prices should be very high. Most of the time, this is the number one yield management rule: cheapest price are available long time before departure (this targets leisure customers who are used to booking early).
  • Prefer flying to Glasgow on a weekday (Monday to Thursday) and be flexible. Prices change all the time and are different one day to the next. Having some flexibility will be an important asset.

Which airlines operate the Birmingham to Glasgow flights ?

FlyBE is the only airline flying with direct link to Glasgow from the airport of Birmingham.
FlyBE Birmingham Glasgow

Departure airport in Birmingham

  • BHX Birmingham International

Destination airport in Glasgow

  • GLA Glasgow International

Carpool from Birmingham to Glasgow

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Birmingham-Glasgow with other travellers looking for the same route. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

Ridesharing doesn't have any scheduled timetable on the contrary to rail, bus or air industry. This means that when looking for Birmingham-Glasgow rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). This is more a lastminute solution to go to Glasgow.

Before you book your Birmingham-Glasgow ride, you have the possibility to get in touch with the driver to set all the details and conditions of the journey. The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

 
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