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18 h 25 m
18 h 25 m
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It's difficult to get from Glasgow to Liverpool without changing at least once.
|Average coach duration||11 h 25 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£53 (€60)|
|Coach frequency||2 a day|
|Coach companies||Avanti West Coast, National Express, Northern Rail, Flixbus or Megabus UK|
Coaches from Glasgow to Liverpool cover the 177 miles long trip taking on average 11 h 25 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, National Express, Northern Rail, Flixbus or Megabus UK. Normally, there are 2 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £24, but the average price of coach tickets is £53. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Liverpool, Liverpool One.
You can travel by coach to Liverpool from Glasgow with National Express, FlixBus and Northern Rail (3) for as low as £24. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Glasgow - Liverpool coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
Glasgow to Liverpool coach information with FlixBus:
Northern Trains is a publicly owned coach operator in the United Kingdom, headquartered in York. The coach provider operates local and regional coaches across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Tickets such as Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day are available to purchase for routes with Northern. There is only one class option on Northern coaches: Standard.
When travellers need to make the trip from Clydeside to Merseyside, buses are always a good option. Buses don't run directly into Liverpool from Glasgow. Instead, a single change is usually needed. Journey times range from 7 hours 3 minutes to 9 hours 20 minutes, and there will be 2 departures every day, one just before lunch, and one shortly before 11:00 p.m.
Only one company offers a bus connection between Glasgow and Liverpool. National Express is the only option available, running daily indirect services from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station to Liverpool One.
Journey times will vary considerably, depending on which indirect journeys are involved. Expect total durations to range between 7 hours 3 minutes and 9 hours 20 minutes. Be aware that multiple journeys are possible with the same departure time due to variable stopovers in Manchester. Check for short transfer times to avoid any delays.
There are no direct buses between Glasgow and Liverpool. Instead, passengers can travel indirectly with National Express. The bus company offers 2 departures every day, with both a late morning and late evening service. Buses tend to require a change in Manchester, before the second leg to Liverpool One Bus Station.
Departure Station: Coaches from Glasgow to Liverpool will depart from Buchanan Bus Station. The bus station is situated on Killermont Street, central Glasgow, and is easy to reach from most parts of town. Stagecoach, First, McGill's, and Parks all run local buses from suburbs like Paisley, while Buchanan has its own Subway station as well. Airport transfer shuttles also run into Buchanan, taking 25-30 minutes from Glasgow International.
Arrival Station: All buses from Glasgow will arrive at Liverpool One Bus Station. Liverpool's main bus terminal is situated at the heart of the city, very close to the Georgian Quarter and quayside attractions like the Tate or the Beatles Experience. Arriva buses run to Liverpool Airport in 20 minutes, while local buses connect the coach station directly to both Goodison Park and Anfield. Students will be around 15-20 minutes' walk from the main campus of Liverpool University, and the 75 bus will drop arrivals off right outside Lime Street Station if onward rail transport is required.
There are a few coach stations in Glasgow to start your route from including Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Hampden Park and Glasgow. In Liverpool you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Liverpool, Liverpool One, Liverpool, One Bus Station, Canning Place and Liverpool, University.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Liverpool, Liverpool One.
The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this trip, called Glasgow Central, is located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city centre of Glasgow.
The most popular arrival coach station, Liverpool, Liverpool One, is located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre of Liverpool.
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