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3.8 out of 5 stars
User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from London to Glasgow
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The two drivers were polite helpfully courteous.the journey was not very comfortable even with the more leg room seats . The bus was clean a wee bit stinky in the morning due to the toilet I don’t think that can be helped so forgivable .I have recommended your component to my friends as overall the whole experience for the cost is I would say fair . I have a disability not very visible so after my first experience I took a cushion with me for this one and have to say it was a wee bit more comfortable . The centre side of the chairs could do with a redesign in turn making it more comfortable.I would pay more for a seat if it was available
Drunk men causing verbal disturbance. It could have been handled much better by staff. No real attempt made to pacify but immediate ultimatums given by staff led to heightened tensions which, in the end, became the focus of dispute until police arrived at Leicester and took nearly 2 hours to resolve.
In addition I was totally unable to change my return trip to earlier on 01/01/23 so I could avoid travelling overnight again. I had to book with another carrier. I could not get through on the megabus help line.
I also had to use my coat to keep my legs warm while a current of chilly air spread through the lower layer of the coach.
All told I was not happy with the experience.
For 9 hour long journey from London to Glasgow there was no break provided for purchasing food or water. On asking the drivers kept saying this is a direct bus service and no breaks are planned. One needs to ensure to have purchased sufficient water and food before boarding the bus.
Everything seemed to be working perfectly till I dared to ask one of the National Express employees to confirm that the bus which had arrived was the bus I was going to travel with.Very rude manners by her! This happened in Birmingham and was one of the employees wondering around with a walkie talkie in hands.I suppose I disturbed her thoughts.
I had an excellent journey. The only reason the coach was late was because of trouble on the M8. The driver had to take a diversionary route, and I was impressed the way he was able to manoeuvre the coach through the Glasgow suburbs.
National Express is a great option if you're looking for a convenient and comfortable way to travel in United Kingdom. With about 9 daily departures, the company connects important cities in the country. Their fleet of buses is equipped to provide travelers with a comfortable ride to important destinations. Experienced drivers will ensure safe travels, so you can just sit back and relax. Next time you're planning a trip, consider skipping the hassle of driving and letting National Express take you where you need to go.
Flixbus is a European bus operator that offers intercity and bus travel in over 38 countries. Known for their easy-to-spot lime green buses and for offering affordable transportation between cities in Europe and the Americas, Flixbus is a good option for those looking for an affordable, reliable bus company. In their buses, you'll find free WiFi, bathrooms, and power outlets. You can also pay extra to choose your seat and get extra legroom, or even buy a snack or drink onboard directly from the driver. You can reschedule your ticket for a small fee, which varies from $1 to $5, depending on how close you are to the departure date.
Megabus UK offers reliable, affordable transportation between cities in United Kingdom. To provide convenient travel times to its customers, they have an average of 6 departures per day, with options for direct or connecting trips. With comfortable buses and prices ranging from $21 to $123, Megabus UK is a convenient and affordable way to travel. Their frequently updated schedules make it easy to plan your next road trip or weekend getaway. So sit back, relax, and let Megabus UK take care of the driving.
Frequently asked questions for your trip London - Glasgow
How do I get from London to Glasgow without flying?
You can take a bus or a train to go from London to Glasgow. Either way you choose, you'll be sure to reach your destination in the most practical and sustainable way. Another option is using carpool services and riding with fellow travelers.
How long is the bus ride from London to Glasgow?
On average, the trip from London to Glasgow takes around 10h 15m, although the minimum time it takes to get there is 8h with the fastest bus. This is the time it takes to travel the 345 miles (556 km) that separate the two cities.
How far is London from Glasgow?
The distance separating London and Glasgow is 345 miles (556 km).
How many buses travel between London and Glasgow daily?
About 22 buses travel this route daily, provided by National Express, FlixBus and Megabus UK. The number of buses running from London to Glasgow may change based on the day of the week. Simplify your trip from London to Glasgow by checking the schedules and selecting the bus that fits your travel needs and budget on Busbud.
At what time does the first and last bus depart from London to Glasgow?
The bus service operates between 12: 25 AM and 11: 59 PM.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from London to Glasgow?
If you're headed to Glasgow from London, chances are that your bus will leave from Victoria Coach Station and arrive at Buchanan Bus Station. These are the main departure and arrival locations on this route, there are other pick-up and drop-off locations that could make it easier for you to reach your destination.
What is the cheapest way to go from London to Glasgow?
Go for the bus if you want the most cost-effective way to travel this route. With prices starting at $20, you won't find a cheaper way to get there.
How much does a bus ticket from London to Glasgow cost?
You can expect to pay around $39 for a bus ticket. Over the last 30 days, the prices ranged between $20 and $123, so make sure to compare them to get the best option.
What are the best sights and things to do in Glasgow?
Once in Glasgow, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, West Highland Line (Train to Mallaig), Auchentoshan Distillery, Hunterian Museum, Glasgow Botanic Gardens.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 30 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from London to Glasgow costs around $27 for departures 30 days prior.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from London to Glasgow, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 30 days in advance.
By doing so, you can expect to save around 12% on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
Usually National Express, Flixbus will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
If we look at the other days, booking between 30 days and 60 days before the departure will allow you to save $5.
About Bus Travel
Bus Travel Tips
Meet and talk to locals at the bus stations while traveling from London to Glasgow.There is no better way to get inside travel information while exploring a new city than to go straight to its people.
From miles long of beauteous natural landscapes to impressive man-crafted sights, you're bound to be in for a visual treat on your bus trip from London to Glasgow.
Buses are energy-efficient. Carrying a passenger over 100 kms by coach only takes 0.6-0.9 liters of gas. Compare that to the 2.6 liters required by high-speed train, 6.6 liters by airplane and 7.6 liters by gas-powered car, and it's clear that the bus is a more environmentally-conscious option for your bus transportation from London to Glasgow.
Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from London to Glasgow while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.
Did you know?
The bus driver with the longest career in the world drove more than 2,000,000 miles and is a happy World Record holder.
One of the longest bus route in the world goes all the way from Ontario to Alberta in Canada (with the same bus). This trip is 3,435 km or 2,135 miles long and the price is a bit under $100.
The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.
What's the cheapest way to go from London to Glasgow?
The bus is the cheapest travel choice for this destination
Travel Time4h 34m
Travel Time10h 15m
The best way to travel between London and Glasgow is by bus. By choosing the bus, you'll get to save some money as you travel to your destination, as ticket prices cost $39 on average. If you're on a budget, you'll find cheap tickets from $16. If you're looking for the fastest way to get to Glasgow, choose the bus, as it will take you from London to Glasgow in about 4h 34m - that's the fastest way to get there!
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