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There are 7 ways to get from Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central Station by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 19m

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

£65 - £100

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand X2
  2. Take the night bus from Preston, Lancashire to Glasgow National Express

£14 - £18

5 alternative options

Train via Preston  •  3h 46m

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

£69 - £274

Drive  •  3h 41m

  1. Drive from Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central Station 219.8 miles

£30 - £50

Fly Liverpool to Glasgow  •  5h 12m

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

£16 - £174

Train to Manchester, fly to Glasgow  •  6h 26m

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

£30 - £245

Fly Liverpool to Edinburgh, train  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Edinburgh (EDI) LPL - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street

£27 - £191

Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central Station by train

The train journey time between Liverpool Lime Street and Glasgow Central Station is around 3h 18m and covers a distance of around 227 miles. The fastest train normally takes 3h 10m. Operated by TransPennine Express Service, the Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central Station train service departs from Liverpool Lime Street and arrives in Glasgow Central. Typically 13 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 18m
Fastest train time:
3h 10m
Train distance:
227 miles
Trains per week:
13
Cheapest price:
£65
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:12
Last train departs at:
18:12

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central Station train schedules

Liverpool Lime Street → Glasgow Central Station
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The cheapest way to get from Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central Station is to bus and night bus which costs £13 - £18 and takes 7h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central Station is to train which costs £65 - £100 and takes 3h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool Lime Street station to Glasgow Central Station. However, there are services departing from Queen Square Bus Station and arriving at Glasgow via Preston, Lancashire. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 47m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Liverpool Lime Street and arriving at Glasgow Central. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 19m.

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The distance between Liverpool Lime Street and Glasgow Central Station is 178 miles. The road distance is 219.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central Station without a car is to train which takes 3h 19m and costs £65 - £100.

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The train from Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central takes 3h 19m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central Station bus services, operated by Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire, depart from Queen Square Bus Station.

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Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central Station train services, operated by TransPennine Express Service, depart from Liverpool Lime Street station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central Station is to train which takes 3h 19m and costs £65 - £100. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £16 - £180 and takes 5h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central Station.
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  • Distance: 178 miles
  • Duration: 3h 19m

What companies run services between Liverpool Lime Street, England and Glasgow Central Station, Scotland?

TransPennine Express Service operates a train from Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central twice daily. Tickets cost £65 - £100 and the journey takes 3h 19m. Alternatively, easyJet, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central Station 4 times a day.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £280
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£85 - £280
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove), Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £280
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Isle Of Man, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£85 - £280
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £240
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£90 - £240
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Isle Of Man, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove), Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove), Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£9 - £80
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£9 - £110
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£9 - £110
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£9 - £130
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Knock
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£9 - £130
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £460
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £460
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Derry
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £800
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£180 - £700
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£100 - £350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £410
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£180 - £700
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £260
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£65 - £100
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£25 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£50 - £80
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £100
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£15 - £24
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Off-Peak Day Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £24
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £90
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £24
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£17 - £24
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £28
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£16 - £21
Anytime Day 1st Class
£20 - £28
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £29
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £29
Bus operators
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
enquiries.merseyside@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
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
Night bus from Preston, Lancashire to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express

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

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Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Glasgow station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central Station is 220 miles. It takes approximately 3h 41m to drive from Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central Station.

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