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Travel Information to Glasgow from Liverpool

distanceDistance177 miles (285 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£31 - £46
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £31 • 8 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £46 • 3 h 12 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus 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.

General Information about the journey 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.

Buses from Liverpool to Glasgow

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 from Liverpool to Glasgow

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.

Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow

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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Liverpool to Glasgow

Travel to Glasgow 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 Liverpool to Glasgow.

What are my Liverpool to Glasgow travel options?

There are 2 travel options from Liverpool to Glasgow: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Glasgow?

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.

What is the fastest way to Glasgow from Liverpool?

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.

What is the distance from Liverpool to Glasgow?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Liverpool to Glasgow?

The average frequency per day from Liverpool to Glasgow is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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.

Where do I depart from Liverpool? Where do I arrive in Glasgow?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Liverpool to Glasgow:

  • Coaches from Liverpool to Glasgow most often leave from Liverpool, Liverpool One and arrive in Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.
  • Trains mostly depart from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in Glasgow Central.

Which travel companies can get me 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:

  • Flixbus can get you to Glasgow by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Liverpool to Glasgow for £31 on Omio.
  • Avanti West Coast can take you to Glasgow by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Avanti West Coast from Liverpool to Glasgow for £46.

Can I travel directly to Glasgow from Liverpool?

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

  • You'll find direct coaches per day with.
  • You can take a direct train with First Transpennine Express with 16 direct trains per day.

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.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Glasgow from Liverpool ends?

Looking to extend your trip from Liverpool to Glasgow? Many Omio customers who go from Liverpool to Glasgow usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Edinburgh or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Edinburgh or Manchester from Glasgow, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When should I purchase a ticket to Glasgow from Liverpool online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Liverpool to Glasgow, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is £31 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £46 one way.

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.