You can get from Liverpool to Glasgow by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||177 miles (285 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£31 - £46|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £31 • 8 h 20 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £46 • 3 h 12 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or Avanti West Coast|
Travel 177 miles (285 km) by coach or train from Liverpool to Glasgow. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 12 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £31. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Liverpool to Glasgow.
Approximately 280 kilometres apart, the journey from Liverpool to the Scottish city Glasgow can be made by plane, train and coach. Technically the quickest way is by plane, but with airport check-in times being an hour or so each time, the easiest way would be by train. There are plenty of services running each day and they are relatively quick. A coach trip takes the longest, but again, with a short stopover, it is also quite an easy journey. Travelling by train is also the cheapest option. Coach tickets are only marginally more expensive, and the cheapest plane tickets are almost five times the price of a train ticket.
National Express coach journeys depart from Liverpool Coach Station and terminate at Buchanan bus station in central Glasgow. The earliest is 6.15 a.m. and the last one departs at 10.30 p.m. There are five services a day - three in the morning, one in the afternoon and one at night, which arrives the following morning. All services involve a change at Manchester and this stop over usually lasts about 45 minutes. The quickest journey takes six hours and fifty minutes and the longest is seven hours and forty-five minutes.
Trains depart from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive at Glasgow Central. All services involve a change, usually at Preston, Wigan North Western, Crewe or Manchester Piccadilly. The trains are run by Northern Rail, Virgin Trains and First TransPennine Express. There are roughly 27 services a day. Between 7.15 a.m. and 6.22 p.m., there are two trains per hour. The earliest departs at 6.57 a.m. and the last one is 11.38 p.m. The journey takes between 3-4 hours. The last three services of the day take between 13-15 hours, as they have long stopovers and multiple connections.
There are no direct flights from Liverpool. Flybe is the main service provider, but they include stop overs in Belfast. Some services include 2 stop overs with connecting flights, increasing the journey time dramatically. The quickest flight with one stop over is two hours and fifty-five minutes. There are roughly twenty flights departing each day with Glasgow as its final destination.
There are 2 travel options from Liverpool to Glasgow: coach or train.
A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Liverpool to Glasgow, which costs on average £31.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Glasgow:
A coach is £15 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Liverpool to Glasgow costing on average £46.
The fastest way from Liverpool to Glasgow is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 12 min.
Other travel options between Liverpool and Glasgow can usually take longer:
In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 8 h 20 min.
The distance from Liverpool to Glasgow is approximately 177 miles (285 km).
The average frequency per day from Liverpool to Glasgow is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Liverpool and Glasgow as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Liverpool to Glasgow:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Liverpool to Glasgow, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct services available from Liverpool to Glasgow with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Glasgow as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Glasgow from Liverpool.
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But we recommend booking Liverpool to Glasgow tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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