It takes an average of 3h 36m to travel from Glasgow to Liverpool by train, over a distance of around 177 miles (285 km). There are normally 2 trains per day travelling from Glasgow to Liverpool and tickets for this journey start from £14.40 when you book in advance.
From 3h 27m
177 miles (285 km)
2 trains per day
Direct trains available
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The train from Glasgow to Liverpool usually takes around 3 hours and 36 minutes but can take just 3 hours and 21 minutes on the fastest direct TransPennine Express services, with around 10 trains running on this popular route every day.
During your journey with TransPennine Express, you can enjoy free WiFi, plug sockets and access to an onboard entertainment platform. If you want to travel in style, book a TransPennine Express First Class ticket, for reclining seats and more legroom, plus plug and USB sockets at every seat.
To snap up the cheapest fares, book an Off-Peak time – train tickets are usually cheaper when you travel Off-Peak compared to taking the train at Peak times. If you want to save even more, get a Railcard and you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.
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The average journey time by train between Glasgow and Liverpool is 3 hours and 36 minutes, with around 2 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Glasgow to Liverpool is 3 hours and 27 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Glasgow to Liverpool can start from as little as £14.40 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Glasgow to Liverpool without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Glasgow to Liverpool each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Glasgow to Liverpool leaves at 11:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Glasgow to Liverpool leaves at 14:01. 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.
Trains travelling from Glasgow to Liverpool cover a distance of around 177 miles (285 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Liverpool to Glasgow.
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 to Liverpool is right for you.
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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