The Bullring, Birmingham

Glasgow to Birmingham

From £20.50 one-way*

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Departures: up to 5 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Glasgow to Birmingham

Fancy heading down to the second city in style and comfort? Onboard our modern fleet of coaches long journeys couldn't be easier. With a guaranteed seat, plenty of legroom, free Wi-Fi and more, you'll be at your destination in no time.

Book your tickets to Birmingham on our 180, 181, 182, 183 and 590 services, and hundreds of other UK and European locations, in the blue journey planner above. An overnight service is available on this route.

Glasgow to Birmingham journey information
Fastest journey time 6 hrs 50 mins
Cheapest price From £20.50 *
Distance (approx) 531km
No. of stops 4 (590 service, other services use further stops)
First & last journey daily 7:20am/11:00pm (from Glasgow)

Our Glasgow to Birmingham services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

180 coach towards Birmingham

Our 180 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard
  • Leeds Coach Station
  • Sheffield Coach Station
  • Nottingham, Station Street
  • Leicester, St Margarets Bus Station
  • Birmingham Airport (BHX), also for NEC
  • Birmingham Coach Station

181 coach towards Birmingham

Our 181 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Glasgow
  • Hamilton
  • Carlisle
  • Lancaster
  • Preston
  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Manchester Airport
  • Birmingham Coach Station

182 coach towards Birmingham

Our 182 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Glasgow
  • Hamilton
  • Carlisle
  • Penrith
  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Manchester Airport
  • Birmingham Coach Station

183 coach towards Birmingham

Our 183 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard
  • Leeds Coach Station
  • Nottingham, Station Street
  • Leicester, St Margarets Bus Station
  • Birmingham Coach Station

590 coach towards London

Our 590 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Glasgow
  • Hamilton
  • Carlisle
  • Penrith
  • Birmingham Coach Station

Glasgow to Birmingham route map

Departing from Glasgow

Situated in the heart of the city centre, Buchanan Bus Station is the most central place to begin your journey in Glasgow.

Inside, you'll find plenty of facilities for your comfort. Or if you prefer, outside you'll find an abundance of shops, restaurants and cafes to keep you busy while you wait to leave.

Arriving in Birmingham

Birmingham Coach Station is based in Digbeth, right in the city centre and just a few minutes walk from the Bullring and Grand Central.

A taxi rank is directly outside the station, along with a bus stop, which is served by many routes into the city centre. New Street and Moor Street rail stations are only a short walk away too.

Take a look at our Birmingham Coach Station facilities.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Glasgow to Birmingham?

The first coach leaves from Glasgow Bus Station at 7.20am, terminating at Birmingham Coach Station at 6.25pm.

When is the last coach from Glasgow to Birmingham?

The last coach departs from Glasgow Bus Station at 11.00pm, arriving at Birmingham Coach Station at 6.25am

How much is the coach from Glasgow to Birmingham?

A one-way journey from Glasgow to Birmingham is available from £20.50 *.

How do long does the coach take from Glasgow to Birmingham?

Coach journeys from Glasgow to Birmingham can take up to 10 hrs 45 mins. However, our fastest coach arrives in 6 hrs 50 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Glasgow to Birmingham?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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