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Glasgow to Birmingham

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1 suggested route to go from Glasgow to Birmingham by flight, train, car, bus

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How to travel from Glasgow to Birmingham ?

Trip Glasgow Birmingham

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

Birmingham is your next holiday destination but you're wondering how to go there and how it is possible to get the cheapest Glasgow to Birmingham transport offers? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

On Vivanoda, a unique travel planner that compares and combines flights, trains, carpooling and buses to go to Birmingham from Glasgow, you'll save time and money! You just have to specify the departure date to Birmingham then let Vivanoda search for you. To refine your search according to your preferences, use the filters and sorting options available.

To reach your destination from Glasgow, you will travel with CrossCountry, Blablacar, First TransPennine Express, National Express, MegaBus, Virgin Trains or FlyBE by buses, carpooling, trains or flights.

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

Glasgow to Birmingham bus

Are you looking for a bus from Glasgow to Birmingham? There is indeed a direct bus line that operates this route.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Glasgow and Birmingham and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. That's why we give you some arguments that might convince you to board a bus to Birmingham.

  • The Glasgow Birmingham 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.
  • The new buses used by National Express and MegaBus are greener than the use of carpooling and even more than your personal car. The road Glasgow Birmingham is an already existing infrastructure shared with other vehicles. The landscape balance sheet is therefore neutral.
  • During the trip Glasgow Birmingham, no need to worry about the autonomy of your smartphone or computer: electrical outlets in your seat (and USB ports) will prevent you from battery failure.
  • A Wi-Fi connection is available to travellers in most coaches, which is an important asset for a 252 mi trip.

Coach companies on the Glasgow Birmingham trip

Several bus companies serve the cities of Glasgow and Birmingham with direct bus line: MegaBus and National Express.

MegaBus Glasgow BirminghamNational Express Glasgow Birmingham

Departure bus stations in Glasgow

It is recommended that you arrive at the Glasgow bus station between 15 and 30 minutes before the departure time, depending on the coach company. In general, the destination 'Birmingham' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. Then, all you have to do is to validate your ticket with the driver of National Express or MegaBus, to deposit your luggage in the trunk and to find your seat.

  • Glasgow

Arrival bus stations in Birmingham

In Birmingham, make sure you leave nothing in your seat or in the trunk of the coach.

  • Birmingham

Train Glasgow to Birmingham

Is there a direct train bound for Birmingham from Glasgow?

Indeed, the cities of Birmingham and Glasgow are linked with a direct train connection. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Birmingham and there may be fewer direct trains from Glasgow on certain days. To find the cheapest Glasgow-Birmingham train ticket, we advise you to launch a search on Vivanoda with your travel dates.

Intercity train Glasgow Birmingham

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

Glasgow Birmingham railways companies

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

Departure train stations in Glasgow

  • Glasgow Central

Railway stations in Birmingham

  • Birmingham New Street
  • Birmingham International

Cheap flights from Glasgow to Birmingham

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

  • Book your Glasgow Birmingham flight well in advance to get the best prices. 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).
  • Be flexible with your dates of travel to Birmingham. Fares are different whether the flight is scheduled early in the morning or late in the evening. It is thus recommended to have an important degree of flexibility.

Which airlines fly from Glasgow to Birmingham ?

This flight is scheduled by only one airline: FlyBE.
FlyBE Glasgow Birmingham

Departure airport in Glasgow

  • GLA Glasgow International

Arrival airport in Birmingham

  • BHX Birmingham International

Carpool from Glasgow to Birmingham

Ridesharing is a new way of travelling allowing people to share Glasgow-Birmingham car journeys with others. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. So, you have more probabilities to find Glasgow-Birmingham rides five days before your date of travel than three months. This is more a lastminute solution to go to Birmingham.

When you book a ride between Glasgow Birmingham, you'll set directly with the driver how he can pick you up. You can pay online, so you don't need to give any money to your driver.

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