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.
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4 h 42 m
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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.
|Distance||183 miles (295 km)|
|Average coach duration||3 h|
|Average coach ticket price||£17 (€19)|
|Coach companies||National 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.
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 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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