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London to Glasgow Train Tickets E‑TICKET

London to Glasgow Train Tickets

When traveling from London to Glasgow by train, go in style with Virgin Trains! Boasting speeds of up to 201km/h, Virgin’s fleet of ultra-smooth high-speed trains can swiftly carry you to Scotland’s largest city in as little as 4 hours and 28 minutes direct. From the comfort of your Standard or First Class seat, enjoy the relaxed, inspired views along the way as you’re treated to a variety of quality onboard services with a smile!

Your journey by train leads you to one of Scotland’s finest gems: the city of Glasgow. A prominent seaport with a long and successful shipbuilding industry, Glasgow is as charismatic as it is captivating. Discover a city with distinctive Victorian architecture, highly-acclaimed art galleries, designer fashion boutiques and a dynamic performing arts scene, all rolled into one! Must-see attractions include the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Fossil Grove, Riverside Museum and Glasgow Science Centre.

Purchase your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket here and you’ll receive your order confirmation along with a ticket collection reference number by email shortly thereafter. Use this number to retrieve your actual ticket from a local ticket collection machine and you’ll be set to travel from London to Glasgow by train, seat reservation included!

Journey details

Frequency
On average, trains depart every 15-30 minutes during peak times and every hour otherwise, with 20 direct-route departures daily

Travel time
4 hours and 28 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations
London Euston or King’s Cross and Glasgow Central

Train features
Virgin Trains and Virgin Trains East Coast high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 201km/h

London to Glasgow ticket fares

When booking your Ticket on Departure & Reservation, 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 off-peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

London to Glasgow ticket classes

  • Standard Class
    Standard class coaches have spacious, comfortable seats. Onboard catering services are available, where you can choose from a wide selection of hot or cold drinks, fresh sandwiches, tasty snacks and decadent sweets.
  • First Class
    First class coaches are equipped with larger, reclining seats that offer superior comfort as well as plenty of leg and elbow room. Passengers can enjoy a number of complimentary services such as at-seat food and drink catering, WiFi connectivity and morning newspapers.

London to Glasgow ticket discounts

  • Child discount
    Children under 5 years of age travel for free. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save up to 50% off the adult ticket price.

Train services and amenities

  • Onboard food and drink catering
  • WiFi internet access
  • Power outlets and work tables for laptops
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage items
  • “Quiet Coach” seating
  • Priority seating for elderly and disabled passengers
  • Non-smoking coaches

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Seat reservations
When booking your London to Glasgow train ticket, the seat reservation is included in most cases. Exceptions where the seat may not be reserved at the time of booking include shorter journeys that don’t offer seat reservations or when the allocation of reservable seats is fully booked. 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 London 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 simply by using this number at a self-service ticket dispensing machine at the station before boarding.

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