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Departure Sat, 03 Oct Return Sun, 04 Oct
GLA Glasgow
BHX Birmingham
return from £52
Departure Sat, 17 Oct Return Sun, 18 Oct
GLA Glasgow
BHX Birmingham
return from £53
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Local, one-way ticket

A train in Birmingham costs roughly the same as in Glasgow.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Birmingham is 20% cheaper than a meal in Glasgow.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Birmingham is 30% cheaper than in Glasgow.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Birmingham is 5% cheaper than in Glasgow.

Glasgow airports
  • ( Turnhouse (EDI)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( Glasgow Scotland (GLA)
    How far from city centre: 1 miles
  • ( Prestwick (PIK)
    How far from city centre: 29 miles
Birmingham airports
  • ( Manchester International (MAN)
    How far from city centre: 62 miles
  • ( Birmingham Intl (BHX)
    How far from city centre: 6 miles
  • ( East Midlands (EMA)
    How far from city centre: 34 miles
K Distance: 252 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Glasgow to Birmingham

How long is the flight from Glasgow to Birmingham

A direct flight from Glasgow to Birmingham takes no more than 1 hour and 20 minutes.

What are the most common stopovers

Flight paths for cheap flights between Glasgow and Birmingham often mean that a stopover at Manchester Airport (MAN) or Belfast City Airport (BHD) is included.

What documentation do I need to fly to Birmingham from Scotland?

Despite being domestic UK flights, some tickets from Scotland to Birmingham require you to show a valid passport rather than just a valid form of photo ID. This depends on your nationality and which airline you fly with, so check the rules for your particular airfares.

Which airlines fly from Glasgow to Birmingham

Flybe offer direct cheap flights between Glasgow and Birmingham, while several airlines operate alternative and stopover routes:

  • Flybe, Europe's largest independent regional airline, based in the UK and the only airline operating regular direct passenger services from Glasgow to Birmingham.
  • Ryanair, Ireland's largest airline, with budget airfares and connections between hubs all across Europe.
  • Aer Lingus, the national Irish flag-carrier airline, with Dublin Airport their main hub.

How to find cheap flights from Glasgow to Birmingham

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When are the best times to fly from Glasgow to Birmingham

  • July is a beautiful time to see Birmingham at its greenest with many small public parks around the city and beautiful countryside an easy drive just beyond the city boundary in every direction.
  • December is packed with festivals and cultural events to keep locals and visitors entertained during the darker festive days, a great time for city breaks.

Airports in Glasgow

Two major airports are close to Glasgow: Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick International Airport.

Useful information about Glasgow International Airport

Situated 8 miles to the west of the city centre, Glasgow International Airport (GLA) is located near Renfrew and Paisley.

How to get to the airport:

  • By bus – many buses run from Glasgow to the airport, the fastest route being the 24/7 express bus which takes 15 minutes between Glasgow Central and the airport departures terminal.
  • By train – Paisley Gilmour Street is the nearest train station, connected to the airport by a bus route.
  • By taxi – 15 minutes from Glasgow Central.
  • By car – no more than 20 minutes from anywhere around the city centre and West End.

Services: open 24 hours, WiFi free everywhere up to 60 minutes, mobile phone charging points, smoking area outside between the car park and terminal, multi-faith prayer room, cash machines, currency exchange, meeting rooms, and a large range of shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Useful information about Glasgow Prestwick International Airport

Glasgow Prestwick International Airport (PIK) is in Ayrshire, located 30 miles to the southwest of Glasgow city centre.

How to get to the airport:

  • By bus – an express bus from Buchanan Bus Station takes 50 minutes and runs day and night.
  • By train – Glasgow Central to the airport direct in 45 minutes, leaving twice every hour throughout the day.
  • By taxi – 45-50 minutes from central Glasgow.

Airports in Birmingham

Birmingham Airport is the West Midlands' main air passenger transport hub, connecting Birmingham and the surrounding area with all major cities in the UK and Europe.

Useful information about Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport (BHX) is located just outside the city, about 8 nautical miles east of the city centre in Solihull.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By taxi – licensed black cabs leave from directly outside the arrivals building, available 24/7, 365 days a year.
  • By train – take the free Air-Rail Link monorail from the airport to Birmingham International Station, 2 minutes away, from where express trains run seven times hourly to Birmingham New Street, taking 10 minutes.
  • By bus – routes X1 and X12 operate to Birmingham City Centre in 30 minutes, running 24 hours.

Services: unlimited free WiFi, interactive kids play area, multi-faith prayer room, public drinking fountains, a number of airline lounges, meeting rooms and business facilities, a wide range of shopping outlets, restaurants, bars, and cafes.

What to do and visit in Birmingham

  • Head to the quirky converted Custard Factory on Gibb Street for fantastic shopping during the day and vibrant shows, dining, drinking, and dancing come nightfall.
  • Learn about the Birmingham birth of one of the world's great chocolate empires at Cadbury World
  • Take your pick from among Birmingham's brilliant collection of art galleries from the restored Jacobean mansion of Aston Hall to the classical Barber Institute of Fine Arts or the contemporary IKON Gallery.
  • Enjoy a cricket match at one of England's most famous and glorious grounds, Edgbaston Stadium.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Glasgow to Birmingham

How is COVID-19 affecting flights from Glasgow to Birmingham?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions United Kingdom may apply when travelling from Glasgow. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
📊 How much, on average, are flights from Glasgow to Birmingham?
The average price to go from Glasgow to Birmingham is 66.36 GBP but ticket prices vary a lot, depending on the season and how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Glasgow to Birmingham at Opodo?
Our search engines have found flights from 52€ for the route Glasgow - Birmingham. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the cheapest option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Birmingham expensive to visit compared to Glasgow?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Birmingham costs an average of 2.20 GBP, 27% cheaper than Glasgow, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 4% less in Birmingham: 2.40 GBP against 2.50 GBP in Glasgow. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 10.00 GBP in Birmingham, 17% less than the 12.00 GBP in Glasgow. The price of the coffee is around 5% cheaper in Birmingham, with an average of 2.71 GBP, while in Glasgow the coffee costs 2.84 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Glasgow to Birmingham?
According to real customer data from our website, the most popular months to book a trip from Glasgow to Birmingham are July, August and June.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Glasgow to Birmingham?
The best time of the year to go to Birmingham when flying from Glasgow depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, August is the top 1 month to fly to  Birmingham from Glasgow in terms of searches from our cutomer, followed by July and November. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period February, January and March are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Glasgow -  Birmingham.
How long does the flight take to go from Glasgow to Birmingham?
The total flight time between Glasgow and Birmingham is of around 01:19 hours on average, considering an average distance of 415 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in oter cities in between).

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Date 2019-06-18 Age 51-70 City England

Security was over the top took 3/4 hr to get through made me go everything twice awful experience and this is not the first time last time I came through I nearly missed my flight. Needs sorting out staff not interested.

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Date 2020-02-18 Age Under 30 City Derby

A young gentleman at Swissport in East Midlands airport check-in saved us from misery and ensured we were on the flight we had booked to be on

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Date 2019-07-28 Age 51-70 City Nottingham England

Parking is so very expensive!

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Date 2019-06-12 Age 51-70 City Derbyshire

The staff need to go on a customer care course. And for heavens sake sort out the sizing of what baggage allowance I’m actually allowed to take AND what will FIT into the contraption that measures it all! Horrendously stressful experience that ended in injury to my Neice’s Hands on the way outbound!

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5.0 /5
Date 2020-02-03 Age 31-50 City shropshire

bought something at Edinburgh ( clothing) airport and didn't get duty free price??

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Date 2019-10-11 Age 31-50 City Cannock

Restaurants and bars were ridiculously expensive! Consequently I waited until I was at my destination for refreshments.

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Date 2019-08-28 Age 31-50 City Birmingham

It’s not the best airport ever but not the worst to be honest it does look old though

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Date 2019-07-22 Age 31-50 City Coventry

Birmingham Intl is easy to get to its well signposted and there are plenty of staff about if you need any help

3.0 /5
Date 2019-05-26 Age 51-70 City

V dirty toilet

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Date 2019-05-25 Age 51-70 City Lichfield

No complaints regarding the airport the staff are helpful unlike the baggage company at Edinburgh

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Date 2019-01-13 Age Over 70 City UK

Loos were not as clean as Edinburgh airport

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Date 2018-12-13 Age 51-70 City Coventry

Circuitous route to departures through shops was irksome and I find that overwhelming smell of perfumes etc physically nauseating

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Date 2018-06-03 Age 51-70 City Glasgow

very nice

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Date 2018-05-05 Age Over 70 City cheltenham

would never fly with Fly Be again. I will take Easy Jet from Bristol (longer journey) for a fifth of the price. FlyBe pricing is a disgrace.

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Date 2018-04-02 Age 51-70 City Birmingham

Both airports weee in good condition

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Haggis (I?m scottish)
Date 2018-03-15 Age 51-70 City Stratford-upon-avon

Long queue at security

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Date 2018-02-25 Age 51-70 City Italy

Very good prompt and concise

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