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Liverpool to Glasgow Train Tickets



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From England’s “Fab Four” city, make your way to Scotland’s equally-iconic capital by booking a trip from Liverpool to Glasgow 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!

No matter where your travels take you in Glasgow, you’re never far from a warm smile or a hearty handshake. Regarded as the friendliest city on earth, the Scottish capital is also famous for its fine art galleries, international designer fashions, world-class gastronomy and exuberant nightlife. Glasgow’s most cherished attractions include the Glasgow Science Centre, Riverside Museum, Gallery of Modern Art and George Square plaza.

Purchase your Liverpool to Glasgow ‘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 10 minutes during certain peak times and every 45-60 minutes otherwise, with an average of 28 departures daily (1-2 changes each route)

Travel time

3 hours and 22 minutes (fastest time; 1 change)

Train stations

Liverpool Lime Street and Glasgow Central

Train features

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

When booking your ticket to travel from Liverpool to Glasgow 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.
Liverpool to Glasgow 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.
Liverpool to Glasgow 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 Liverpool to Glasgow 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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