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Birmingham to Glasgow Train Tickets E‑TICKET

Birmingham to Glasgow Train Tickets

Immerse yourself in the culture and revelry of Scotland by taking a trip from Birmingham to Glasgow by train! Whether you board with Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, West Midlands Railway or Northern, you’ll travel comfortably and efficiently. This unique and exciting journey is only further enhanced by the selection of quality services available to you in Standard or First Class. Other benefits include ticket flexibility and frequent daily departure times. Also, Virgin Trains and CrossCountry both offer convenient, non-stop routes!

Often touted as one of the friendliest cities on earth, Glasgow always welcomes visitors with open arms. You’ll find no shortage of activities to enjoy in the famous Scottish capital. Explore various historical landmarks, enlightening museums and inspiring architectural works of art. Or, partake in one of the city’s many fun cultural festivals. While in town, be sure to check out the Riverside Museum, Glasgow Science Centre and George Square plaza!

Purchase your Birmingham to Glasgow ‘Ticket on Departure’ e-ticket here. Shortly after, you’ll receive your order confirmation along with a ticket collection reference number by email. Use this number to retrieve your actual ticket from a ticket collection machine anywhere in Britain.

Journey details

On average, trains depart every 15 minutes during peak times and every 45 to 60 minutes otherwise, with approximately 25 departures daily (12 of them direct routes)

Travel time
4 hours direct (fastest time)

Train stations
Birmingham New Street and Glasgow Central

Train features
Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, West Midlands Railway and Northern high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 200km/h

Birmingham to Glasgow ticket fares

When booking your Ticket on Departure for travel from Birmingham to Glasgow by train, the following fare options may be available:
  • Anytime tickets offer full flexibility. With no time restrictions, you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours.
  • Advance tickets are less expensive, but have a limited availability. The sooner you book, the less you pay. Ideal for those committed to traveling on a particular date, time and train.
  • Off-peak tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

Birmingham to Glasgow ticket classes

  • Standard Class
    Standard class coaches provide comfortable, quality seating.
  • First Class
    First class coaches offer a quieter, more relaxed atmosphere. They are equipped with larger, reclining seats that offer superior comfort and added personal space. Complimentary services like at-seat catering, WiFi access and morning newspapers are available on select trains.

Birmingham to Glasgow ticket discounts

  • Child discount
    Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save on the adult ticket price.
    Children under 5 years of age travel for free.

Train services and amenities

  • Onboard food and drink catering (available on most trains)
  • WiFi internet (where available)
  • Power outlets
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage items
  • “Quiet Coach” seating (where available)
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating and facilities
  • Non-smoking coaches

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Seat reservations
In most cases, a ‘Ticket on Departure’ will include a seat reservation. Exceptions include shorter journeys that don’t offer seat reservations and when the number of allocated reservable seats is filled. In either case, your ticket is still valid and you can sit in any vacant seat.

Ticket purchase conditions and delivery
Tickets for travel from Birmingham to Glasgow by train may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not permitted.

Once your e-ticket order has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation with a ticket collection #. Collect your physical ticket just by using this number at a self-service ticket dispensing machine at the station before boarding.

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