It takes an average of 3h 26m to travel from Liverpool to Glasgow by train, over a distance of around 177 miles (285 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from Liverpool to Glasgow and tickets for this journey start from £14.40 when you book in advance.
From 3h 18m
177 miles (285 km)
4 trains per day
Direct trains available
Want to find out more about taking the train from Liverpool to Glasgow? Look no further.
You'll usually find 4 trains per day running between Liverpool and Glasgow, which usually take 3 hours 26 minutes to complete the 177 miles (285 km) journey. It can take as little as 3 hours 18 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. TransPennine Express trains are the main operator of services on this route, so you're likely to travel with them for all or at least part of your journey to Glasgow.
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 Liverpool to Glasgow start from £14.40 when you book in advance. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard can also help you save.
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The average journey time by train between Liverpool and Glasgow is 3 hours and 26 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Liverpool to Glasgow is 3 hours and 18 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Liverpool to Glasgow 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 Liverpool to Glasgow without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Liverpool to Glasgow each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Liverpool to Glasgow leaves at 07:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Liverpool to Glasgow leaves at 18:12. 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 Liverpool to Glasgow 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 Glasgow to Liverpool.
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 Liverpool to Glasgow is right for you.
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