Glasgow, Scotland
Liverpool, England

Train ticket from Glasgow to Liverpool

Choose Transpennine Express trains with fares starting from £48.78. Travel time approximately 3h 24m. More than 14 schedules for your trip.

CompaniesDeparturesDurationServicePrice
Transpennine Express
3h 24mfrom£48.78
Avanti West Coast
3h 33mfrom£59.62
ScotRail
8h 1mfrom£210.38
CrossCountry
6h 6mfrom£232.34

Save £183.56 if you travel with Transpennine Express!

We have selected the cheapest, fastest and earliest schedules for your trip to Liverpool.

  • Transpennine Express

    Cheapest

    train
    3h 24m
  • Transpennine Express

    Fastest

    train
    3h 24m
  • Avanti West Coast

    Earliest

    train
    3h 35m

Train Glasgow to Liverpool

It takes an average of 4h 5m to travel from Glasgow to Liverpool by train, covering a distance of about 285 km. There are usually 14 trains traveling daily from Glasgow to Liverpool and tickets for this journey start from £48.78 when you book in advance.

Distance285 km
Price£48.78
Frequency14
Fastest3h 24m

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Cheapest Bus

The cheapest bus ticket from Glasgow to Liverpool is a regular seat, one-way trip, when booked in advance. Buying on the day of travel is usually more expensive and may include additional costs that can vary depending on the time of day and bus class.

Cheapest Bus
Book in advance.
Most companies sell bus tickets about three to six months in advance. If you already have your travel date set, search as early as possible to save money.
Be flexible with your travel times.
Many companies increase ticket prices during "peak hours" (usually between 06:00 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 19:00 on weekdays). If possible, choose to travel outside of these hours to find cheaper tickets and save money.
Check connections.
On some of the busiest routes, you may also have the option of taking a slower or connecting transportation. It may take a little longer, but if you have a bit more time available, you may find a cheaper ticket.

Travel Tips

The best tips from our team for your next trip

Consider choosing eco-friendly transport options like buses or trains instead of driving alone in a car, which can help reduce your carbon footprint.

Arrive on time for your bus or train, and be respectful of other passengers' schedules.

Traveling during off-peak hours can save moneyon bus and train fares, as prices tend to be lower during non-peak times.

Bring a refillable water bottle and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout your journey.

Research the local culture and customs of the places you will be traveling through, and learn about the history, traditions, and values of the people.

Choose a mode of transportation that allows you to work comfortably, such as a train with spacious seating or a bus with Wi-Fi.

Keep your valuables like cash, passport, andimportant documents in a secure place, like a neck wallet or a money belt.Avoid carrying large sums of money or expensive jewelry.

Learn basic phrases in the local language, such as greetings or common phrases, to show respect and build connections with locals.

Check the pet policies of the bus or train company you are traveling with, and make sure your pet is allowed on board.

Choosing the right seat, such as one with extralegroom or a window seat, can help maximize comfort during your journey.

Research sightseeing opportunities along your route, such as landmarks, tourist attractions, or scenic routes, and plan your itinerary accordingly.

What companies travel from Glasgow to Liverpool?

Whether you're seeking speed, comfort, affordability, or a blend of all, our detailed overview covers the key players in the industry. Get insights into schedules, booking tips, and amenities offered by each company, ensuring your journey between these iconic cities is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Best Travel Options

Exploring travel options from Glasgow to Liverpool, travelers find distinctive differences in travel time, cost, and experience across buses, trains, and personal vehicles:

Travel Time: Trains zoom you to Liverpool in around 3.5 hours, perfect for quick getaways. Buses have a longer duration, while cars can get you there in 3 hours 30 minutes if traffic allows.

Cost: Buses are the wallet-friendly pick, whereas train travel balances cost with convenience. Travelling by car may cut costs for groups, despite fuel and other potential charges.

Experience: Buses and trains allow relaxation or work, with train journeys offering added speed. Driving provides the ultimate freedom to explore off-track sights at your own pace.

🧳 Covering a route of 346 km (215 miles), this trip resonates with varying preferences, be it for brief escapes or travel enthusiasts. Dive into the rest of our page to uncover all your travel possibilities.

Best Travel Options

Bus vs Train

Navigating the journey from Glasgow to Liverpool presents distinct options:

Speed of Travel: By train, cover the distance swiftly in approximately 3.5 hours, perfect for urgent or business trips. Buses offer a longer, yet more leisurely 4-6 hour journey.

Price Points: Buses win on affordability, significantly reducing travel expenses for budget travelers. Trains, while sometimes costlier, provide competitive rates for the convenience they offer.

View and Comfort: Bus routes flaunt picturesque views of the countryside, while trains, with less scenery, focus on comfort with amenities like Wi-Fi and power sockets.

Bus vs Train

Frequently asked questions

Embark on a seamless journey from Glasgow to Liverpool, connecting two vibrant cities with rich cultural tapestries. Discover quick, direct travel options, affordable tickets, and scenic routes packed with comfort and convenience for the ideal trip.

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Cheapest Travel Options

For savvy travelers looking to traverse from Glasgow to Liverpool without breaking the bank, coach travel emerges as a top choice. National Express and Megabus lead the pack with fares that start as low as £9, maxing out at around £19. With the average journey time floating around 5 hours, passengers can enjoy considerable savings with these operators.

Align your costs with your travel needs—whether you’re a family seeking comfort or a solo budget wanderer. Get your hands on cheap tickets and relax with onboard amenities like free Wi-Fi. Prioritize your preferences and choose a travel solution that offers both value and convenience. Let’s pinpoint the most economical yet comfortable options tailored just for you.

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