There are 10 ways to get from Chester to Glasgow by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Glasgow Central

$140 - $230

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station 5 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Glasgow National Express / ...

$37 - $72

8 alternative options

Train via Warrington Bank Quay  •  3 h 42 min

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

$139 - $234

Bus, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central

$112 - $152

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Chester to Glasgow 240.5 miles

$50 - $75

Bus to Manchester, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA

$66 - $291

Bus to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station

$63 - $198

Train to Liverpool, fly to Glasgow  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Liverpool James Street
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Glasgow (GLA) LPL - GLA

$80 - $281

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow  •  5 h 9 min

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

$84 - $266

Train to East Midlands, fly to Glasgow  •  5 h 39 min

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

$70 - $251

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Chester to Glasgow twice a week. Tickets cost $140 - $230 and the journey takes 3 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Glasgow via Manchester Airport The Station and Manchester Airport in around 7 h 5 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
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 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
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
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 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 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Isle Of Man, Bristol
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$90 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $230
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $210
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $140
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Chester to Liverpool James Street
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Crewe to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Liverpool James Street
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$4 - $6
Off-Peak Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Single
$11 - $17
Train from Crewe to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Chester to Liverpool James Street
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$8 - $13
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $17
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
easyBus
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Megabus UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chester and Glasgow is 310 km. The road distance is 385 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chester to Glasgow is to bus which costs £26 - £55 and takes 7 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Chester to Glasgow is to bus and fly which takes 3 h 11 min and costs £45 - £210.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chester and arriving at Glasgow Central. Services depart twice a week. The journey takes approximately 3 h 34 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Chester to Glasgow. However, there are services departing from Chester, Railway Station and arriving at Glasgow via Manchester Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

The train from Chester to Glasgow Central takes 3 h 34 min including transfers and departs twice a week.