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Glasgow to Liverpool Train Tickets



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From the Scottish capital, make your way to England’s iconic “Fab Four” city by booking a trip from Glasgow to Liverpool by train! Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express and Northern have just the ticket you need to get there quickly, comfortably and in style. You’ll benefit from frequent daily departure times plus flexible and affordable ticket fares. Aboard the train, you’ll have access to several handy services like WiFi internet, not to mention a spectacular view of the UK right from your seat window!

There is likely no city with a bigger musical claim to fame than the birthplace of the legendary “Beatles”. However, there’s much more to Liverpool than just echoes of the 1960s. This prominent seaport is also famous for its shipping industry, Premier League football club (Liverpool F.C.) and diverse performing arts scene. Liverpool’s most cherished attractions include “The Beatles Story” museum, Radio City Tower, Pier Head Village and St. George’s Hall.

Purchase your Glasgow to Liverpool ‘Ticket on Departure’ e-ticket here. Shortly after, you’ll receive your order confirmation along with a ticket collection reference number by email. Use this number to retrieve your actual ticket from a ticket collection machine anywhere in Britain.

Journey Details


Trains depart approximately every 20-40 minutes during certain peak times and every hour otherwise, with an average of 24 departures daily (1-2 changes each route)

Travel time

3 hours and 19 minutes (fastest time; 1 change)

Train stations

Glasgow Central and Liverpool Lime Street

Train features

Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express and Northern high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 201km/h
Glasgow to Liverpool ticket fares

When booking your ticket to travel from Glasgow to Liverpool by train, the following fare options may be available:

Ticket on Departure - Anytime

These tickets are fully flexible. There are no time restrictions, so you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours. Seat reservations are included.

Ticket on Departure - Advance

These tickets are less expensive, but have a limited availability. The sooner you book, the less you pay. Ideal for those committed to traveling on a particular date, time and train. Seat reservations are included.

Ticket on Departure - Off-Peak

These tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm. Seat reservations are included.
Glasgow to Liverpool ticket classes

Standard Class

Standard class coaches provide comfortable, quality seating.

First Class

First class coaches are equipped with larger, reclining seats that offer superior comfort as well as plenty of leg and elbow room. Passengers can enjoy a number of complimentary services such as at-seat food and drink catering, WiFi internet access and morning newspapers. *Not available on Northern trains.
Glasgow to Liverpool ticket discounts

Child discount

Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save on the adult ticket price. Children under 5 years of age travel for free.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Air-conditioned coaches
  • Onboard food and drink catering (available on most trains)
  • WiFi connectivity
  • Power outlets at every seat
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage
  • “Quiet Coach” seating (available on select trains)
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating and facilities
  • Non-smoking environment
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Seat reservations

In most cases, a ‘Ticket on Departure’ e-ticket will include a seat reservation. Exceptions include shorter journeys that don’t offer seat reservations and when the number of allocated reservable seats is filled. In either case, your ticket is still valid and you can sit in any vacant seat.

Ticket Purchase Conditions and Delivery

Tickets for travel from Glasgow to Liverpool by train may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not allowed.
Once your e-ticket order has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation with a ticket collection #. Collect your actual ticket simply by entering this number at a self-service ticket dispensing machine at the station before boarding the train.

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