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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price £25.00
  2. 30 day advance £59.00
  3. 7 day advance £65.00
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  1. It is an easy journey by train from London to Glasgow. The fastest service is operated by Virgin Trains West Coast. All trains from London Euston to Glasgow offer a choice of First or Standard-Class seating. The second half of the journey is very beautiful, cutting through the edge of the Lake District and then crossing the hills of southern Scotland.

    An alternative route from London to Glasgow via Edinburgh leaves from King’s Cross station. This latter route follows the East Coast line to Scotland. It takes more than an hour longer than the more popular route from Euston. There are also two separate overnight trains from London Euston to the Glasgow region, both running under the Caledonian Sleeper brand. One runs to Glasgow Central; the other takes passengers in overnight comfort to Dalmuir just west of the city centre.

    Bookings for all journeys from London to Glasgow normally open about three months prior to travel. Book early for the best fares.


    London to Glasgow

    Virgin Pendolino trains to Glasgow leave from London Euston station. The fastest train of the day from London to Glasgow makes just one intermediate stop and takes 4 hrs 10 mins for the 643-km journey. Most trains on this route make about six stops and take between 4 hrs 30 mins and 5 hrs to reach Glasgow Central. The two principal cities on the line are Preston and Glasgow. Tame landscapes along the first half of the route gives way glorious hill country for the last couple of hours. Sit back and relax as fine scenery slips by beyond the window of your train.

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The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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