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There are 7 ways to get from Scotland to Runcorn by train, car or plane

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Train via Wigan North Western  •  3h 58m

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

£74 - £176

Cheapest option

Fly from Edinburgh, train  •  4h 52m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Runcorn

£45 - £167

5 alternative options

Train  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Huyton

£65 - £95

Drive  •  3h 42m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Runcorn 225.6 miles

£35 - £55

Fly from Glasgow, train  •  4h 42m

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

£51 - £244

Fly from Inverness, train  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Manchester (MAN) INV - MAN
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Runcorn

£66 - £206

Fly from Aberdeen, train  •  4h 58m

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Manchester (MAN) ABZ - MAN
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Runcorn

£46 - £144

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The cheapest way to get from Scotland to Runcorn is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to Runcorn is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Scotland to Runcorn. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Runcorn via Wigan North Western and Liverpool Lime Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 58m.

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The distance between Scotland and Runcorn is 246 miles. The road distance is 225.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Runcorn without a car is to train via Wigan North Western which takes 3h 58m and costs £70 - £180.

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It takes approximately 3h 58m to get from Scotland to Runcorn, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Scotland to Runcorn train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Liverpool Lime Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Scotland to Runcorn is 226 miles. It takes approximately 3h 42m to drive from Scotland to Runcorn.

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Map of how to get from Scotland to Runcorn.
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  • Distance: 245.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 58m

What companies run services between Scotland and Runcorn, England?

You can take a train from Glasgow to Runcorn via Wigan North Western and Liverpool Lime Street in around 3h 58m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £280
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £280
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £240
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £240
Flights from Inverness to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £340
Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £200
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £260
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£27 - £210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£130 - £650
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£27 - £210
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £220
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £170
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£90 - £150
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£55 - £85
Anytime Day Single
£90 - £150
Train from Wigan North Western to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£12 - £19
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £19
Train from Crewe to Runcorn
Ave. Duration
16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £21
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£9 - £13
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £21
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
£60 - £90
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£25 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £90
Train from Wigan North Western to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £7
Off-Peak Day Single
£8 - £13
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Train from Glasgow Central to Huyton
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£65 - £95
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£26 - £40
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95

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Aer Lingus, British Airways, Loganair and three other airlines offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Glasgow Airport is to bus which takes 8m and costs £2 - £3.

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