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Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street by train

It takes an average of 3h 35m to travel from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street by train, over a distance of around 177 miles (285 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street and tickets for this journey start from £13.30 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 21m
PriceFrom £13.30
Distance177 miles (285 km)
Frequency4 trains per day
First train06:45
Last train14:05
Departure stationGlasgow Central
Arrival stationLiverpool Lime Street
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsTransPennine Express

Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street train times

Check out the next trains departing from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street for Tuesday 12th July 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:40 13:24 3h 44m, 2 changes
10:40 14:22 3h 42m, 1 change
11:33 15:18 3h 45m, 2 changes
11:33 15:20 3h 47m, 1 change
12:05 15:41 3h 36m, direct
12:40 16:24 3h 44m, 2 changes
13:35 17:18 3h 43m, 2 changes
13:35 17:23 3h 48m, 2 changes
14:34 18:21 3h 47m, 1 change
15:40 19:31 3h 51m, 2 changes

How to travel from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street? Look no further.

You'll usually find 4 trains per day running between Glasgow Central and Liverpool Lime Street, which usually take 5 hours 25 minutes to complete the 177 miles (285 km) journey. It can take as little as 3 hours 21 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. London North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast or ScotRail are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street start from £13.30 when you book in advance. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard can also help you save.

Keen to book your train tickets to Liverpool Lime Street? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable with live train times above, and tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs further down the page.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street take?

The average journey time by train between Glasgow Central and Liverpool Lime Street is 3 hours and 35 minutes, with around 4 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Glasgow Central and Liverpool Lime Street by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street is 3 hours and 21 minutes.

How much does the train from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street cost?

Train ticket prices from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street can start from as little as £13.30 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street leave?

The first train from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street leaves at 06:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street leave?

The last train from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street leaves at 14:05. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Glasgow Central and Liverpool Lime Street by train?

Trains travelling from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street cover a distance of around 177 miles (285 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central.

Cheap train tickets from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street

Train tickets from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street start at £13.30 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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