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

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Train TransPennine Express  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street

$85 - $120

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Bus  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill National Express / ...

$27 - $36

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western
  2. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Liverpool Lime Street

$90 - $196

Line 240 bus, night train, train  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the line 240 bus from Glasgow, Bath Lane to Motherwell, Milton Street 240
  2. Take the night train from Motherwell to Preston
  3. Take the train from Leyland to Liverpool Lime Street

$44 - $87

Drive  •  3h 37m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Liverpool 220.8 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Glasgow to Manchester, train  •  4h 13m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street

$68 - $301

Fly Glasgow to Liverpool  •  5h 16m

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

$41 - $257

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Manchester, train  •  4h 47m

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

$66 - $207

Fly Glasgow to Birmingham, train  •  5h 28m

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

$83 - $223

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Liverpool is to bus which costs £20 - £28 and takes 6h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Liverpool is to train which costs £65 - £95 and takes 3h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Liverpool Lime Street. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 28m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Liverpool is 178 miles. The road distance is 220.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Liverpool without a car is to train which takes 3h 28m and costs £65 - £95.

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The train from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street takes 3h 28m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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Glasgow to Liverpool train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Liverpool is to train which takes 3h 28m and costs £65 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £28 and takes 6h 30m, you could also fly, which costs £30 - £200 and takes 5h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Liverpool.
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  • Distance: 178.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 28m

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

TransPennine Express operates a train from Glasgow to Liverpool 3 times a day. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 3h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Liverpool via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 6h 30m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Newquay
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Manchester, Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Birmingham, Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Bristol, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $120
Train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Virgin West Coast Trains
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leyland to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Night train from Motherwell to Preston
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Motherwell to Preston
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
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 Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Glasgow to Liverpool bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill station.

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Glasgow to Liverpool train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Liverpool Lime Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Liverpool is 221 miles. It takes approximately 3h 37m to drive from Glasgow to Liverpool.

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

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Glasgow Airport is to line 500 bus which takes 18m and costs £7.

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