Glasgow to Manchester coach

Cheap bus tickets from Glasgow to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Cheapest

£11

Average

£27

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.

2nd Cheapest
08:20Glasgow, Buchanan4h30 12:50Manchester
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£111One-way
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08:20Glasgow, Buchanan5h00 13:20Manchester, Airport
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£111One-way
22:30Glasgow, Buchanan4h00 02:30Manchester
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£141One-way
09:40Glasgow, Buchanan5h15 14:55Manchester, Coach Station
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£501One-way
23:00Glasgow, Buchanan5h00 04:00Manchester, Coach Station
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£501One-way

Bus Timetable Glasgow to Manchester

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08:20Glasgow, Buchanan4h30 12:50Manchester
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08:20Glasgow, Buchanan5h00 13:20Manchester, Airport
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09:40Glasgow, Buchanan5h15 14:55Manchester, Coach Station
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22:30Glasgow, Buchanan4h00 02:30Manchester
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23:00Glasgow, Buchanan5h00 04:00Manchester, Coach Station
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Bus times from Glasgow to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Fastest Journey

4 h

Average

4 h 45 m

Buses per day

5

Distance

295 km

Of the 5 buses that leave Glasgow for Manchester every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
22:30Glasgow, Buchanan4h00 02:30Manchester
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£141One-way
2nd Fastest
08:20Glasgow, Buchanan4h30 12:50Manchester
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£111One-way
08:20Glasgow, Buchanan5h00 13:20Manchester, Airport
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£111One-way
23:00Glasgow, Buchanan5h00 04:00Manchester, Coach Station
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£501One-way
09:40Glasgow, Buchanan5h15 14:55Manchester, Coach Station
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£501One-way

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Overview: Coach from Glasgow to Manchester

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
durationAverage coach duration4 h
priceAverage coach ticket price£16 (€18)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express, Flixbus, Infobus or Megabus

Coaches from Glasgow to Manchester cover the 183 miles (295 km) long route taking on average 4 h with our travel partners like National Express, Flixbus, Infobus or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £16, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £7. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

Coach companies: FlixBus and National Express Glasgow to Manchester

Find the best coaches between Glasgow and Manchester with Omio's travel partners FlixBus and National Express from £7. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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National Express

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost coach operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance coach services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

  • Average Price: £7

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Glasgow - Manchester coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    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.

    Travel Tips: Coach to Manchester from Glasgow

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    FAQs
    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach between Glasgow and Manchester for the next 7 days starting from £7  one way.
    If you are looking to book your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Glasgow to Manchester coach to cost on average £16  one way.
    You should expect to travel around 183 miles (295 km)  from Glasgow to Manchester by coach.
    The coach time between Glasgow and Manchester is on average 4 h  for the 183 miles (295 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Glasgow to Manchester by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

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

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

    The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this journey, called Glasgow Central, is located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city centre of Glasgow.

    The most popular arrival coach station, Manchester, Coach Station, is located 0.2 miles (343 m) away from the city centre of Manchester.

    For the trip from Glasgow to Manchester you can take a coach with National Express, Flixbus, Infobus or Megabus. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services between Glasgow and Manchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Yes, you can find a direct coach between Glasgow and Manchester with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
    The first coach from Glasgow to Manchester leaves at 07: 30   and the last coach for this leaves at 23: 00. Omio shows you the latest coach from Glasgow to Manchester schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
    If you book Glasgow to Manchester coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £16. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches to Manchester from Glasgow. Look out for coach tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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