How to get from Glasgow to Liverpool

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from Glasgow to Liverpool

You can get from Glasgow to Liverpool by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Glasgow to Liverpool on 03 Jul we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

15:35Glasgow Central3h31 19:06Liverpool Lime Street
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09:34Glasgow Central3h34 13:08Liverpool Lime Street
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12:35Glasgow Central3h30 16:05Liverpool Lime Street
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Travel Information to Liverpool from Glasgow

distanceDistance177 miles (285 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £45 • 3 h 28 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Avanti West Coast

Travel 177 miles (285 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train to Liverpool from Glasgow. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Glasgow to Liverpool.

Travel Tips: Travel from Glasgow to Liverpool

Travel to Liverpool easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Glasgow to Liverpool.
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There are 4 ways to get from Glasgow to Liverpool: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from Glasgow to Liverpool, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Liverpool:

A ferry is generally £40 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £40 from Glasgow to Liverpool.

A ferry is generally £4 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £4 from Glasgow to Liverpool.

A ferry is £45 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Glasgow to Liverpool costing on average £45.

The fastest way from Glasgow to Liverpool is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 28 min.

Other travel options between Glasgow and Liverpool can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 5 h 26 min   on average.

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The Glasgow to Liverpool distance is approximately 177 miles (285 km).

The average frequency per day from Glasgow to Liverpool is:

  • Around 2 coaches per day.
  • Around 17 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Glasgow and Liverpool as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Glasgow to Liverpool:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and arrive in Liverpool, Liverpool One.
  • Most travellers board their plane from Glasgow International Airport and arrive in Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from Glasgow Central and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Glasgow to Liverpool, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Liverpool by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Glasgow to Liverpool for £40 on Omio.
  • Avanti West Coast can get you to Liverpool by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Avanti West Coast from Glasgow to Liverpool for £45 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available to Liverpool from Glasgow with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with with direct coaches per day.
  • You'll find 2 direct trains per day with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Liverpool as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Glasgow and Liverpool.

Your journey from Glasgow to Liverpool doesn't have to end in Liverpool. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Edinburgh. If you’d like to add London, Manchester or Edinburgh to your Glasgow to Liverpool trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Liverpool today!

When planning your trip between Glasgow and Liverpool, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £40 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost £4 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £45 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Glasgow to Liverpool online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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