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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston
  2. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Railway Station to Southport, The Monument (Christ Church) X2

$118 - $182

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Preston, Lancashire National Express / ...

$22 - $52

5 alternative options

Night train  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the night train from Glasgow Central to Preston

$36 - $113

Drive  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Southport 202 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Glasgow to Liverpool, train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Liverpool (LPL) GLA - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Southport

$47 - $263

Fly Glasgow to Manchester, train  •  4 h 50 min

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

$71 - $304

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 28 min

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

$68 - $210

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

National Express operates a bus from Glasgow to Southport twice daily. Tickets cost $17 - $23 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Manchester, Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
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 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
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 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Bristol, Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via London Luton, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via London Stansted, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
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 Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
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 20 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 26 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$198
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Railway Station to Southport, The Monument (Christ Church)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 68)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Book at
uk.megabus.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, Stance C (Airport)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Glasgow and Southport is 259 km. The road distance is 323 km.

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Southport is to bus which costs £16 - £40 and takes 4 h 59 min.

The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Southport is to train and bus which takes 3 h 14 min and costs £85 - £140.

No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Southport. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Southport, The Monument (Christ Church) via Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 63). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 59 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Glasgow to Southport, including transfers.