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There are 9 ways to get from Chester to Glasgow by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Glasgow Central

$128 - $212

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Bus  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M11

$37 - $66

7 alternative options

Train TransPennine Express  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central

$99 - $155

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Chester to Glasgow 240.5 miles

$50 - $75

Train to Manchester, fly to Glasgow  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Crewe
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA

$71 - $316

Fly Liverpool to Glasgow  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Glasgow (GLA) LPL - GLA

$47 - $256

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Crewe to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA

$82 - $259

Fly Manchester to Edinburgh, bus  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station

$67 - $222

Train to East Midlands, fly to Glasgow  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Crewe to Derby
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Glasgow (GLA) EMA - GLA

$80 - $243

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The cheapest way to get from Chester to Glasgow is to bus which costs £28 - £55 and takes 6 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chester to Glasgow is to train which costs £95 - £170 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chester to Glasgow station. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Buchanan Bus Station via Shudehill Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chester to Glasgow. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Glasgow Central via Warrington Bank Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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The distance between Chester and Glasgow is 194 miles. The road distance is 240.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chester to Glasgow without a car is to train which takes 3 h 45 min and costs £95 - £170.

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Chester to Glasgow, including transfers.

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Chester to Glasgow bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Chester station.

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Chester to Glasgow train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Warrington Bank Quay station.

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The best way to get from Chester to Glasgow is to train which takes 3 h 45 min and costs £95 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £28 - £55 and takes 6 h 37 min, you could also fly, which costs £35 - £200 and takes 6 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from Chester to Glasgow.
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  • Distance: 193.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

What companies run services between Chester, England and Glasgow, Scotland?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Chester to Glasgow hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $200 and the journey takes 2 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Glasgow via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Shudehill Interchange in around 6 h 37 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Belfast City, Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Isle Of Man, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove), London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Isle Of Man, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove), London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove), Bristol
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $200
Train from Chester to Crewe
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $26
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Train from Chester to Crewe
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $14
First Anytime Day Single
$13 - $20
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Chester to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Chester to Glasgow bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Buchanan Bus Station.

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Chester to Glasgow train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chester to Glasgow is 240 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to drive from Chester to Glasgow.

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easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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