The cheapest buses from Glasgow to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 29 Oct

Cheapest

£13

Average

£24

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Glasgow to Manchester will cost around £ 24 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 13.

Cheapest
11:00Glasgow, Buchanan5h00 16:00Manchester
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£131One-way
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07:00Glasgow, Buchanan4h00 11:00Manchester
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£131One-way
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22:45Glasgow, Buchanan4h00 02:45Manchester
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£131One-way
2nd Cheapest
22:45Glasgow, Buchanan4h25 03:10Manchester, Airport
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£191One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:00Glasgow, Buchanan4h30 11:30Manchester, Airport
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£191One-way

Timetable Glasgow to Manchester

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07:00Glasgow, Buchanan4h30 11:30Manchester, Airport
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07:00Glasgow, Buchanan4h00 11:00Manchester
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09:40Glasgow, Buchanan5h15 14:55Manchester, Coach Station
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11:00Glasgow, Buchanan5h00 16:00Manchester
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11:00Glasgow, Buchanan5h30 16:30Manchester, Airport
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22:45Glasgow, Buchanan4h25 03:10Manchester, Airport
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22:45Glasgow, Buchanan4h00 02:45Manchester
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23:00Glasgow, Buchanan5h00 04:00Manchester, Coach Station
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Thu
28 Oct
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£50National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£70Avanti West Coast
£11Megabus
Sat
30 Oct
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£12Megabus
Sun
31 Oct
£70First Transpennine Express
£11Megabus
Mon
1 Nov
£47Avanti West Coast
£12Megabus
Tue
2 Nov
£40Avanti West Coast
£12Megabus
Wed
3 Nov
£40Avanti West Coast
£12Megabus
Thu
4 Nov
£40Avanti West Coast
£11Megabus
Fri
5 Nov
£47Avanti West Coast
£12Megabus
Sat
6 Nov
£40Avanti West Coast
£12Megabus
Sun
7 Nov
£53Avanti West Coast
£12Megabus
Mon
8 Nov
£40Avanti West Coast
£11Megabus
Tue
9 Nov
£40Avanti West Coast
£12Megabus
Wed
10 Nov
£26Avanti West Coast
£12Megabus
Thu
11 Nov
£26Avanti West Coast
£12Megabus
Fri
12 Nov
£47Avanti West Coast
£12Megabus
Sat
13 Nov
£53Avanti West Coast
£11Megabus
Sun
14 Nov
£53Avanti West Coast
£12Megabus
Mon
15 Nov
£26Avanti West Coast
£11Megabus
Tue
16 Nov
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£11Megabus
Wed
17 Nov
£26Avanti West Coast
£12Megabus

The fastest buses from Glasgow to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 29 Oct

Fastest Journey

4 h

Average

4 h 42 m

Buses per day

8

Distance

295 km

Of the 8 buses that leave Glasgow for Manchester every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 295 km distance in an average of 4 h 42 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 4 h .

The slowest buses will take 5 h 30 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
07:00Glasgow, Buchanan4h00 11:00Manchester
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£131One-way
Fastest
22:45Glasgow, Buchanan4h00 02:45Manchester
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£131One-way
2nd Fastest
22:45Glasgow, Buchanan4h25 03:10Manchester, Airport
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£191One-way
07:00Glasgow, Buchanan4h30 11:30Manchester, Airport
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£191One-way
11:00Glasgow, Buchanan5h00 16:00Manchester
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£131One-way

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Coach Information between Glasgow and Manchester

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
durationAverage coach duration3 h
priceAverage coach ticket price£17 (€19)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Glasgow to Manchester cover the 183 miles (295 km) long trip taking on average 3 h with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £17, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £11. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Coach companies

Travel with National Express from Glasgow to Manchester

Travel from Glasgow to Manchester from £11 with Omio’s coach partners National Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach from Glasgow to Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

  • Average Price: £50

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach between Glasgow and Manchester:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Coaches from Glasgow to Manchester

National Express operates two direct coaches from Glasgow to Manchester every day of the week. Passengers can also choose from a number of indirect options. Direct journeys between these Glasgow and Manchester take around five hours.

Which coach companies travel from Glasgow to Manchester?

Coaches from Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station to Manchester Coach Station are operated by National Express, the UK's leading coach service. National Express coaches depart from Buchanan Coach Station in Glasgow and arrive at Manchester Coach Station. National Express offer both direct and indirect services, with direct services being significantly faster.

How long is the coach from Glasgow to Manchester?

Direct journeys on coaches from Glasgow to Manchester take 5 hours or just over 5 hours. Indirect journeys with one change can take between 8 and 14 hours and may involve waiting time at Birmingham Coach Station.

How many coaches are there from Glasgow to Manchester?

National Express operates two direct coaches per day from Glasgow to Manchester. The first daily coach departs Glasgow late morning and arrives late afternoon. The second daily coach service departs before midnight and arrives in Manchester in the early hours of the following morning. The two direct services operate at the same times of day, seven days a week. There are also a number of indirect coaches departing Glasgow throughout the day, from early in the morning until late at night. Indirect journeys involve a change at Birmingham Coach Station.

What are the departure and arrival stations for coaches from Glasgow to Manchester?

Departure Station: National Express coaches for Manchester depart from Glasgow's Buchanan Bus Station, the city's main bus and coach terminal. Facilities include toilets, left luggage, shops, cafe and an ATM. Located at the northern end of Glasgow's busy Buchanan Street, it is a five minute walk to the bus station from both centre of the city and from Glasgow Queen Street overground station.

Arrival Station: Coaches from Glasgow arrive at Manchester Coach Station, which is located in the heart of the city on Chorlton Street. The coach station has a cafe, toilet, ATM, ticket machines, charging points and a shop. From the coach station, it is a very short walk to the main Manchester shopping area and around an eight minute walk to Manchester Picadilly Station.

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FAQs
How much does a cheap coach between Glasgow and Manchester cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach to Manchester from Glasgow for as little as £11  in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of coach tickets between Glasgow and Manchester?
If you’re looking to purchase your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the Glasgow to Manchester coach price to come in at an average of £17  one way.
How many miles is it from Glasgow to Manchester by coach?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Glasgow to Manchester via coach to be approximately 183 miles (295 km).
How long does it take from Glasgow to Manchester by coach?
On average the Glasgow to Manchester coach time is 3 h  covering the 183 miles (295 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What is the departure coach station in Glasgow and arrival coach station in Manchester?

There are a few coach stations in Glasgow to start your journey from including Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow, Hampden Park. In Manchester you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Glasgow Central   and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Where do I find the Glasgow coach station to Manchester? Where is the Manchester coach station?

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Glasgow Central, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

Which coach companies should I travel with from Glasgow to Manchester?
When taking a coach from Glasgow to Manchester, you can count on National Express or Megabus for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service between Glasgow and Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.
When does the first coach depart from Glasgow to Manchester? When does the last coach depart from Glasgow to Manchester?
The first coach from Glasgow to Manchester leaves at 06: 00   and the last coach for this leaves at 22: 45. Omio shows you the latest coach from Glasgow to Manchester times to help you book the best departure time for this route.
When should I buy Glasgow Manchester coach tickets to score the best deals?
If you book a coach ticket between Glasgow and Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £17 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets from Glasgow to Manchester are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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