There are 7 ways to get from Glasgow to Southport by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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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

$120 - $180

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Bus  •  4 h 59 min

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

$25 - $54

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Night train  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the night train from Glasgow Central to Preston

$39 - $113

Drive  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Southport 202 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Glasgow to Liverpool, train  •  5 h 30 min

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

$47 - $262

Fly Glasgow to Manchester, train  •  4 h 54 min

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

$70 - $304

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 32 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 Wigan North Western

$67 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Southport is to bus which costs £19 - £45 and takes 4 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Southport is to train and bus which costs £90 - £140 and takes 3 h 14 min.

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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, The Monument (Christ Church) via Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 23). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 59 min.

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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 and bus which takes 3 h 14 min and costs £90 - £140.

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min 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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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Liverpool Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Glasgow to Southport bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Preston, Lancashire station.

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

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Southport.
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  • Distance: 162.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 14 min

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

National Express operates a bus from Glasgow to Southport twice daily. Tickets cost $17 - $22 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Airlines
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 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
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via London Stansted, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
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 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
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
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 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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$195
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Lancashire
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
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.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 28)
Ave. Duration
4 h
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, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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