There are 10 ways to get from Glasgow to Liverpool by train, bus, night train, 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 31 min

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

$129 - $197

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 47 min

  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 Liverpool University National Express / ...

$27 - $35

8 alternative options

Night train, bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the night train from Glasgow Central to Preston
  2. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Railway Station to Queen Square Bus Station X2

$38 - $115

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Liverpool 220.8 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Glasgow to Manchester, train  •  4 h 13 min

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

$69 - $302

Fly Glasgow to Liverpool  •  5 h 23 min

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

$42 - $257

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Manchester, train  •  4 h 51 min

  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 - $208

Fly Glasgow to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 1 min

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

$87 - $259

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 39 min

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

$94 - $285

Fly Glasgow to East Midlands, train  •  6 h 22 min

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

$73 - $258

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Liverpool is to bus which costs £20 - £27 and takes 5 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Liverpool is to train which costs £95 - £150 and takes 3 h 31 min.

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to get from Glasgow to Liverpool, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Liverpool University via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Liverpool Lime Street via Wigan North Western. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 31 min.

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

You can take a train from Glasgow to Liverpool via Wigan North Western in around 3 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Liverpool via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 5 h 47 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Manchester, Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via London Luton, Jersey
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Derry
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Night train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$195
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Liverpool University
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Railway Station to Queen Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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