Travel from York to Glasgow by Coach

How to get to Glasgow from York with National Express buses

Updated September 2011

You can get from York to Glasgow (or Glasgow to York) by taking the National Express coaches. The journey is 6 hours and 15 minutes for the quickest direct buses. Travelling by National Express is a cheap way to get from York to Glasgow with economy apex return tickets (very cheap tickets) starting at £32.20.

Tickets and timetables for York - Glasgow coaches.

There is only one direct York - Glasgow bus a day (each way) while there are a couple other coaches operating as indirect National Express services via Manchester and Leeds. National Express is the only coach company operating services between York and Glasgow.

Direct buses between York and Glasgow (7 hour and 30 minutes journey)

Weekdays Weekend
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
York to Glasgow (NX534)
(departs at 10:20, arrives at 17:50)
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Weekdays Weekend
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Glasgow to York (NX534)
(departs at 11:15, arrives at 18:40)
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NOTE: the schedule of buses may change without notice. Please double check with the National Express for the latest travel times for getting to York or Glasgow.

There are no early morning, late evening or overnight direct coaches between York and Glasgow other than the National Express services listed above. See below the section on non-direct buses.

All Glasgow - York buses (National Express) with service times

Direct buses

Daytime coaches

  • There is only one direct daytime bus from Glasgow to York (bus service NX534) which departs Buchanan Bus Station at 11:15 and arrives at York Railway Station at approx 18:40.
  • There is only one direct daytime bus from York to Glasgow (bus service NX534) which departs York Railway Station at 10:20 and arrives at Buchanan Bus Station at approx 17:50.

Overnight coaches

There are no direct night buses between Glasgow and York.

Indirect buses

Daytime coaches

There are several indirect buses between York and Glasgow but they all involve long waiting times and changes in Manchester and Leeds.

Overnight coaches

There are no indirect night buses between Glasgow and York.

How long does it take to get from York to Glasgow by bus

The direct buses take 7 hours and 25 minutes but the the non-direct York to Glasgow bus services to Buchanan Bus Station or York Railway Station include waiting times in Manchester and Leeds of up to 160 mins in total. Given the choice, always go for the direct coach services.

How much does the bus ticket from York to Glasgow cost

The York - Glasgow route is not a National Express funfare route where very cheap bus fares are available. However, going by bus to Glasgow or York can be cheaper than travelling by train, especially when you're travelling on relatively short notice (within a matter of weeks).

Make sure to book in advance for travel on busy periods like Bank Holidays, Half-Term, Christmas Holidays and New Year's. Check ticket availability

National Express bus fares between York and Glasgow

The cheapest National Express tickets for the York coach are Economy tickets but you need to book these in advance.

Single fares

  • Economy Apex single ticket: £35.10
  • Standard single ticket: £35.60

Return fares

  • Economy Apex return ticket: £33.80
  • Economy return ticket: £39.00
  • Standard Advance return ticket: £41.70
  • Standard return ticket: £45.40

Book York - Glasgow direct coach tickets

NOTE: Ticket prices may change without notice. Please double check with the National Express for up to date coach fares.

Where does the bus between York and Glasgow stop

Stops for direct buses

This direct York to Glasgow bus goes via Middlesbrough, Newcastle Upon Tyne and Edinburgh. You can buy tickets for travel from any of these stops in Scotland or England to York or Glasgow.

Full itinerary: York, Thirsk, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Edinburgh, Glasgow.

National Express coach services - Web links

Bus Tickets, Timetables and Journey Planner
Use the form to get timetables and tickets for coach trips from York to Glasgow or Glasgow to York and anywhere else in the UK. Alternatively, you can buy your ticket from Buchanan Bus Station or York coach station. Remember that the cheapest Glasgow - York bus tickets are available ONLY online.

Address of York Railway Station

National Express coaches stop at York Railway Station
Station Road
York
Postcode: YO24 1AB
Tel: 0845 722 5333

Address of Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station

Bus Station in Glasgow for National Express coaches
Killermont Street
Glasgow
Scotland
Postcode: G2 3NP
Tel: +44 (141) 353 2141

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