The cheapest buses from Manchester to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Cheapest

£13

Average

£20

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 Manchester to Glasgow will cost around £ 20 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 13.

Cheapest
02:45Manchester4h05 06:50Glasgow, Buchanan
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£131One-way
Cheapest
23:30Manchester4h05 03:35Glasgow, Buchanan
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£131One-way
Cheapest
13:20Manchester5h00 18:20Glasgow, Buchanan
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£131One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:50Manchester, Airport5h30 18:20Glasgow, Buchanan
0 changes
£191One-way
2nd Cheapest
23:00Manchester, Airport4h35 03:35Glasgow, Buchanan
0 changes
£191One-way

Timetable Manchester to Glasgow

Showing buses for tomorrow, Thu, 28 Oct
01:35Manchester, Coach Station5h10 06:45Glasgow, Buchanan
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02:20Manchester, Airport4h30 06:50Glasgow, Buchanan
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02:45Manchester4h05 06:50Glasgow, Buchanan
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10:30Manchester, Coach Station5h20 15:50Glasgow, Buchanan
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12:50Manchester, Airport5h30 18:20Glasgow, Buchanan
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13:20Manchester5h00 18:20Glasgow, Buchanan
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23:00Manchester, Airport4h35 03:35Glasgow, Buchanan
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23:30Manchester4h05 03:35Glasgow, Buchanan
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Wed
27 Oct
£70First Transpennine Express
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£456British Airways
Thu
28 Oct
£70First Transpennine Express
£12Megabus
£356British Airways
Fri
29 Oct
£56Avanti West Coast
£12Megabus
£350British Airways
Sat
30 Oct
£56Avanti West Coast
£12Megabus
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Mon
1 Nov
£45First Transpennine Express
£12Megabus
£188British Airways
Tue
2 Nov
£40Avanti West Coast
£12Megabus
£184British Airways
Wed
3 Nov
£45First Transpennine Express
£12Megabus
£145British Airways
Thu
4 Nov
£40Avanti West Coast
£12Megabus
£122British Airways
Fri
5 Nov
£47Avanti West Coast
£12Megabus
£137British Airways
Sat
6 Nov
£40Avanti West Coast
£12Megabus
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Mon
8 Nov
£35First Transpennine Express
£11Megabus
£118British Airways
Tue
9 Nov
£34First Transpennine Express
£7National Express
£97British Airways
Wed
10 Nov
£17Avanti West Coast
£12Megabus
£104British Airways
Thu
11 Nov
£34First Transpennine Express
£7National Express
£110British Airways
Fri
12 Nov
£47Avanti West Coast
£12Megabus
£98British Airways
Sat
13 Nov
£40Avanti West Coast
£11Megabus
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Sun
14 Nov
£16First Transpennine Express
£11Megabus
£97British Airways
Mon
15 Nov
£45First Transpennine Express
£11Megabus
£90British Airways
Tue
16 Nov
£17Avanti West Coast
£7National Express
£91British Airways

The fastest buses from Manchester to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Fastest Journey

4 h 5 m

Average

4 h 46 m

Buses per day

8

Distance

295 km

Of the 8 buses that leave Manchester for Glasgow 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 46 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 4 h 5 m .

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
02:45Manchester4h05 06:50Glasgow, Buchanan
0 changes
£131One-way
Fastest
23:30Manchester4h05 03:35Glasgow, Buchanan
0 changes
£131One-way
2nd Fastest
02:20Manchester, Airport4h30 06:50Glasgow, Buchanan
0 changes
£191One-way
23:00Manchester, Airport4h35 03:35Glasgow, Buchanan
0 changes
£191One-way
13:20Manchester5h00 18:20Glasgow, Buchanan
0 changes
£131One-way

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Coach Information from Manchester to Glasgow

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
durationAverage coach duration4 h 5 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£12 (€13)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Manchester to Glasgow cover the 183 miles (295 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 5 min 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 £12, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £12. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.

Coach companies

Travel with National Express from Manchester to Glasgow

National Express coaches will get you from Manchester to Glasgow from £12. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.

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 between Manchester and Glasgow, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by National Express when booking your coach tickets between Manchester and Glasgow due to the coronavirus:

    • 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.

    Buses from Manchester to Glasgow

    National Express offer two services daily from Manchester Bus and Coach Station to Glasgow Bus Station. The first coach departs from Manchester at 10:15 a.m. and the second coach leaves at 1:25 p.m. The service is direct and the journey takes approximately four hours and thirty minutes.

    What is the departure and arrival station for buses from Manchester to Glasgow?

    Departure Station: Manchester Bus and Coach Station Manchester Bus and Coach Station is located on Chorlton Street in central Manchester. Piccadilly Train Station is a five-minute walk from Chorlton Street, however, taxis are available from the bus station and from Piccadilly Gardens. Piccadilly Bus Station, serving local routes, is also a five-minute walk from the bus station.

    Arrival Station: Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station Glasgow Bus Station is situated on Buchanan Street in central Glasgow. The bus station also serves local routes and a bus to Glasgow Airport is available at stand 46. Taxis are also available from the bus station.

    Taking the Bus from Manchester

    National Express buses depart from the Manchester Coach Station, centrally located close to the Piccadilly Gardens Interchange which provides bus and tram stops for travel to all areas of the city, including night buses. Piccadilly mainline railway station is a 5-minute​ walk away. Megabus services depart from the Shudehill Interchange, close to the Northern Quarter and Victoria Station, served by its own Metrolink stop and bus routes throughout the city.

    Getting into Glasgow by Bus

    Scotland's largest city, Glasgow has enjoyed a modern makeover but retains some imposing architectural vestiges of its Victorian heyday. It's a city that offers the elegant Kelvingrove Museum in the West End and the chic shopping outlets of the Merchant City, along with its distinctive nightlife. Buses from Manchester to Glasgow arrive at the Buchanan Bus Station on the east side of the city centre, close to Queen Street railway station. City buses, including some night bus services, depart from nearby Renfield Street. There is a 24 hour taxi rank outside the station on Cowcaddens Road.

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    FAQs
    What is the price of the cheapest coach from Manchester to Glasgow?
    Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets between Manchester and Glasgow for as low as £12  for the next 7 days.
    How much does the coach from Manchester to Glasgow cost on average?
    If you’re looking to book tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Manchester to Glasgow coach prices are on average £12  one way.
    What is the distance by coach from Manchester to Glasgow?
    The Manchester to Glasgow coach distance is approximately 183 miles (295 km).
    How long does it take from Manchester to Glasgow by coach?
    On average the coach from Manchester to Glasgow duration is 4 h 5 min  for the 183 miles (295 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
    Which coach station in Manchester goes to Glasgow? Which coach station do I come into Glasgow from Manchester?

    When taking the coach from Manchester to Glasgow, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. Your journey can end in coach stations such as Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow, Hampden Park.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.

    Where is the departure coach station in Manchester located? Where is the arrival coach station in Glasgow located?

    Passengers board their coach most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this coach station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the coach station to the city centre in Glasgow.

    Which coach companies can take me to Glasgow from Manchester?
    Take the Manchester to Glasgow coach with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the route from Manchester to Glasgow as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Are there any direct coaches between Manchester and Glasgow?
    Yes, you can search for direct coaches from Manchester to Glasgow on Omio with National Express or Megabus, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your coach ticket.
    When is the earliest coach from Manchester to Glasgow? When is the last coach from Manchester to Glasgow?
    If you prefer early morning coaches from Manchester to Glasgow, the first coach leaves at 10: 30. If you prefer late night coaches from Manchester to Glasgow, the last coach of the day leaves at 13: 20. Omio shows you the latest coach from Manchester to Glasgow schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
    How early should I buy Manchester to Glasgow coach tickets to get the best deals?
    You can find a coach between Manchester and Glasgow to cost on average £12 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Manchester to Glasgow coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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