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Glasgow to Birmingham

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How to get from Glasgow to Birmingham?

We are suggesting 16 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Glasgow Birmingham. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Glasgow Birmingham

For your trip from Glasgow (Scotland, United Kingdom) to Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) with a distance of 252 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The train Glasgow Birmingham is a direct bound.
Trains of CrossCountry or Virgin Trains to Birmingham leave from Glasgow Central railway station in Glasgow. Arrival in Birmingham will take place at Birmingham New Street station (0.4 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Glasgow-Birmingham that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of MegaBus or National Express in Glasgow. The bus will drop you off at Birmingham bus station (0.5 mi from Birmingham, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Glasgow bus station (0.3 mi from Glasgow) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Birmingham.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Glasgow-Birmingham.
The direct flight Glasgow > Birmingham will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Glasgow and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Glasgow International GLA airport, 6.8 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Birmingham (Birmingham International airport, IATA code: BHX) operated by FlyBE.

Which carriers to travel between Glasgow and Birmingham?

Railway companies
Virgin Trains provides a rail connection Glasgow-Birmingham with the train from Glasgow Central railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Birmingham New Street at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
Arriva Trains Wales transports passengers on a rail line from Wolverhampton to Birmingham with the train which leaves Wolverhampton station to arrive at Birmingham International railway station (England United Kingdom)
London Midland operates the train journey Wolverhampton-Birmingham with the train from Wolverhampton railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Birmingham New Street at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
CrossCountry provides a rail connection from Glasgow to Birmingham with the train which leaves Glasgow Central station to arrive at Birmingham New Street railway station (England United Kingdom)
First TransPennine Express transports passengers on a rail line Glasgow-Manchester with the train from Glasgow Central railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Manchester Piccadilly at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Glasgow-Birmingham (252.9 mi)
Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Glasgow in Glasgow and to the one of Birmingham (England United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Glasgow (serving Glasgow bus station at 0.3 mi from centre) and the city of Birmingham where the coach will drop you off at Birmingham station situated at about 0.5 mi from Birmingham city centre.
FlyBE carries out a flight from Glasgow International GLA airport situated 6.8 mi away from the city centre of Glasgow to Birmingham (arrival at Birmingham International BHX airport)

Stop cities from Glasgow or cities to visit near Birmingham

When travelling from Birmingham to Glasgow by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Manchester located at 71 mi from Birmingham, Wolverhampton 12 mi away from Birmingham (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Birmingham or back to Glasgow, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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