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There are 8 ways to get from Glasgow to Southport by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 27m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western

$89 - $195

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Fly Glasgow to Liverpool, train  •  6h 9m

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

$46 - $262

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Bus, line 2 bus  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Preston, Lancashire National Express / ...
  2. Take the line 2 bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Southport, Eastbank Street 2

Line 240 bus, night train, line 2 bus  •  7h 5m

  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 line 2 bus from Preston City Centre, station to Southport, Eastbank Street 2

Drive  •  3h 26m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Southport 202 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Glasgow to Manchester, train  •  5h 3m

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

$69 - $303

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Manchester, train  •  5h 38m

  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 Wigan North Western

$67 - $209

Fly Glasgow to Birmingham, train  •  6h 30m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Liverpool South Parkway
  3. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Southport

$90 - $228

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Southport is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Southport is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Southport. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Southport, Eastbank Street via Preston City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Southport. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Southport via Wigan Wallgate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 27m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Southport is 162 miles. The road distance is 202 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Southport without a car is to train which takes 3h 27m and costs £65 - £150.

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It takes approximately 3h 27m to get from Glasgow to Southport, including transfers.

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

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Glasgow to Southport train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Southport is to train which takes 3h 27m and costs £65 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus and line 2 bus, which costs and takes 5h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Southport.
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  • Distance: 162.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 27m

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Glasgow to Southport hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $190 and the journey takes 2h 29m. TransPennine Express also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Southport via Preston, Lancashire and Preston City Centre, Bus Station in around 5h 57m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
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 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 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 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 Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
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
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 Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Southport, Eastbank Street
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Bus from Preston City Centre, station to Southport, Eastbank Street
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach in Lancashire
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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Liverpool Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 30m and has one stopover.

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Glasgow to Southport bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Lancashire, arrive at Southport, Eastbank Street station.

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Glasgow to Southport train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Wigan North Western station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Southport is 202 miles. It takes approximately 3h 26m to drive from Glasgow to Southport.

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Ryanair, easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Liverpool Airport.

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There are 906+ hotels available in Southport. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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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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