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Bus to Glasgow from London by National Express & Megabus


National Express bus from London to Glasgow

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Coach services from London to Glasgow are operated by two UKs’ well-known carriers - National Express and Megabus.
National Express and Megabus provide a direct intercity coach service between London and Glasgow. There is no other coach operator, which offers similar shuttle service between these two cities.
National Express offers up to 5 direct services per day, while Megabus has about 4 connections a day.
Some National Express and Megabus services terminate in Glasgow, but most of them are not intended to serve the route from London to Glasgow only, the coaches run on larger distances and Glasgow is only an intermediate stop.
The National Express direct coach links between London and Glasgow have various numbers, there is no specific line. There are also some indirect NXs’ routes between these cities, which require connecting at Birmingham Coach Station. M11 & M20 are the Megabus lines from London to Glasgow.

Megabus coach from London to Glasgow

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Most of the services from Glasgow to London begin their journey at one of the UKs’ northern cities or towns, however, all terminate at Victoria Coach Station in London (see details below).

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National Express & Megabus’ coaches are high-class vehicles, equipped with toilet, air conditioning, reclining seats and radio. Both carriers put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom. Some coaches on this route provide free Wi-Fi and can take passengers in wheelchairs on board the bus.
Travelling between London and Glasgow with National Express takes about 8½ hours and 9½ hours with Megabus. This is one of the cheapest transport options between Central London and Glasgow.

Go to National Express or Megabus website to check current timetable and prices and book a ticket for your journey.

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Timetables and fares...

Bus to Glasgow from London by National Express

National Express service number 590
544 592
592 588
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation - -
-
a -
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 08:00 11:30 22:30 23:00 23:00
LONDON, (Golders Green)
Dep. - - - - 23:25
HEATHROW AIRPORT, Central Bus Station Dep. - - 23:05 - -
NORTON CANES SERVICES, Pause Time 30mins - - -
KNUTSFORD SERVICES, Pause
Time - - 30mins 30mins 30mins
TEBAY SERVICES, Pause Time 20mins
30mins - - -
GLASGOW, Buchanan Bus Station
Arr. 17:50 21:15
07:05 7:10 7:15

Bus to London from Glasgow by National Express

National Express service number 545
590 592 588 592
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation - - b 2 2
GLASGOW, Buchanan Bus Station Dep. 7:45 11:00 22:30 22:30 22:30
TEBAY SERVICES, Pause Time 30mins 20mins - - -
KNUTSFORD SERVICES, Pause Time - - 30mins 30mins 30mins
NORTON CANES SERVICES, Pause Time - 30mins - - -
HEATHROW AIRPORT, Central Bus Station Arr. - - - - 6:30
LONDON, (Golders Green) Arr. - - - 6:15 -
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 17:35k
21:05k 6:45 6:50 7:10

1 = Does not operate 26 December and 1 January.
2 = Does not operate 24 December.
k = Operates 15 minutes later Fridays (excluding Good Friday, but additionally Maundy, Thursday).
Pause = Refreshment break.
b = Operates: 18 June until 13 September, 20 - 23, 26 - 30 December & 1 - 3 January & from 1 April until 6 April
a = Operates: 19 June until 14 September, 21 - 24, 27 - 31 December and 2 - 4 January & from 2 April until 7 April

Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria Coach Station, Departure Hall
LONDON (Golders Green), Bus, Station, Stops GD/GE
HEATHROW AIRPORT, Central Bus Station
GLASGOW, Buchanan Bus Station
TEBAY SERVICES, M6 Motorway, for stops/pauses only
KNUTSFORD SERVICES, M6 Motorway, for stops/pauses only
NORTON CANES SERVICES, M6 Motorway, for stops/pauses only

Prices for online tickets

London to Glasgow by NX
Adult Youth/Senior Child Online Booking
Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Glasgow (Standard)
from £36.40 from £53.70 from £29.10 from £43 from £18.20 from £26.85
London to Glasgow
Glasgow to London (Standard) from £36.40 from £53.70 from £29.10 from £43 from £18.20 from £26.85 Glasgow to London
London to Glasgow (APEX/Funfare) from £10.50 one way from £10.50 one way from £10.50 one way London to Glasgow
Glasgow to London (APEX/Funfare) from £10.50 one way from £10.50 one way from £10.50 one way Glasgow to London
  • Age categories: Children: 3-15 years, Seniors: 60+ years. Children aged under 3 travel free.

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Timetables and fares...

Coach to Glasgow from London by Megabus

Various service numbers
MB MB
MB MB MB MB MB MB/Sleeper MB
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 1:00 08:00 09:30 10:30 12:30 15:00 21:00 23:00 23:45
GLASGOW, Buchanan Bus Station Arr. 11:45 17:15 20:00 19:00 22:15 00:10 06:15 07:00 07:50

Coach to London from Glasgow by Megabus

Various service numbers MB MB MB MB MB MB MB MB MB/Sleeper MB
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
GLASGOW, Buchanan Bus Station Dep. 04:40 06:35 08:20 10:15 11:00 13:10 19:00 22:45 23:30 23:40
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 15:30 15:30 17:30 21:00 20:00 22:00 05:40 06:45 07:20 9:30

Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria Coach Station, Departure Hall
GLASGOW, Buchanan Bus Station

Prices for online tickets

London to Glasgow by Megabus
Adult Youth/Senior Child Online booking
Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Glasgow
from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way London to Glasgow
Glasgow to London
from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way Glasgow to London

Megabus sleeper London to GlasgowMegabus sleeper coach service from London to Glasgow

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Budget sleeper coach between London and Glasgow

The new pilot service, operated by market-leading budget coach provider megabus.com offers passengers their own berth as well as a standard seat for greater comfort during their journey.

 Passengers have access to a toilet, free wi-fi, on-board refreshments and a complimentary overnight pack containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, a bottle of water, an eye mask and a luggage label. Each berth has a reading light and curtain for extra privacy, as well as a duvet, pillow and blanket.

Fares on the new service, which is being operated with three specially-refurbished articulated coaches fitted with 24 berths and seats range from £1 to £40.

Megabus Sleeper timetable

Megabus sleeper
Megabus service number Megabus sleeper
Daily Days of operation Daily
Megabus coach stops
23:00 Dep. LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 07:20
NON-STOP SERVICE
07:00 Arr. GLASGOW, Buchanan Bus Station Dep. 23:30
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Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria Coach Station, Departure Hall
GLASGOW, Buchanan Bus Station

Prices for online tickets

London to Glasgow by Megabus
Adult Youth/Senior Child Online booking
Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Glasgow
from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way London to Glasgow
Glasgow to London
from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way Glasgow to London
  • Age categories: Children: 3-15 years, Seniors: 60+ years. Children aged under 3 travel free.

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How to buy tickets online for travel from London to Glasgow?

To purchase tickets online for National Express routes you can do it directly at the Europebus home page using a journey planner provided. You can also do it on the National Express website. For Megabus connections visit Megabus website. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Discounted tickets are also available for youths, children and seniors. If you book early and your travel dates and times are flexible, you may get ticket with a discount. Early booking is highly recommended, because services between London and Glasgow are very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days.

Carriage of luggage and bikes

Luggage policy for the National Express bus to Glasgow: The coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage but customers are responsible for seeing their own luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling.
 Each customer has a free luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcases, weighing no more than 20 kilograms each and 1 piece of hand luggage, which must be located on the shelf above your head or under the passenger seat. >>> NX's BUS TO GLASGOW on-line booking <<<

Luggage policy for the Megabus bus to Glasgow: Megabus doesn’t check luggage or provide receipts for luggage transported on the bus by the passenger.  Passengers are advised that Megabus will accept up to one piece of luggage per passenger. For guidance this should be no more than the size of a standard suitcase and should not weigh more than 20kg.  Passengers can also take on board one small piece of luggage that must fit either on your lap or under the seat in front of you. >>> Megabus BUS TO GLASGOW on-line

Of course you can take a bike but... In a bike bag as carry-on luggage, semi-dismantled, free of charge. You can take a bicycle with you as carry-on luggage free of charge on any coach, if you put it in a zip-up 'bike bag', with wheels and pedals removed and handlebars turned. Bike bags are available from most cycle shops, for example www.wiggle.co.uk

Overview of alternative transports between London and Glasgow. Trains & airlines services within the UK

If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or in some cases flight services. If you want to travel for example from London to Glasgow or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Train Line website, while good flights between British cities are recommend on the Budget Air’s website

Rail services in the UK are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at the Train Line website
Regular air links to distant cities in Britain can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

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