Timetable Manchester to Glasgow

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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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The fastest buses from Manchester to Glasgow

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Fastest Journey

4 h 5 m

Average

4 h 55 m

Buses per day

6

Distance

295 km

Of the 6 buses that leave Manchester for Glasgow every day 6 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 55 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
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£311One-way
2nd Fastest
02:20Manchester, Airport4h30 06:50Glasgow, Buchanan
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£311One-way
13:20Manchester5h00 18:20Glasgow, Buchanan
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£311One-way
01:35Manchester, Coach Station5h10 06:45Glasgow, Buchanan
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£511One-way
10:30Manchester, Coach Station5h20 15:50Glasgow, Buchanan
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£171One-way

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Sun
25 Jul
£71Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
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Mon
26 Jul
£71First Transpennine Express
£17National Express
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Tue
27 Jul
£57Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
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Wed
28 Jul
£57Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
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Thu
29 Jul
£57Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
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Fri
30 Jul
£57Avanti West Coast
£17National Express
£169British Airways
Sat
31 Jul
£41Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
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Sun
1 Aug
£57Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
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Mon
2 Aug
£57Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
£224British Airways
Tue
3 Aug
£41Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
£156British Airways
Wed
4 Aug
£41Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
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Thu
5 Aug
£41Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£153British Airways
Fri
6 Aug
£57Avanti West Coast
£7National Express
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Sat
7 Aug
£41Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
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Sun
8 Aug
£48Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
£145British Airways
Mon
9 Aug
£53First Transpennine Express
£7National Express
£157British Airways
Tue
10 Aug
£41Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£106British Airways
Wed
11 Aug
£17Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£130British Airways
Thu
12 Aug
£41Avanti West Coast
£7National Express
£136British Airways
Fri
13 Aug
£48Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
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Sat
14 Aug
£41Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
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The cheapest buses from Manchester to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 26 Jul

Cheapest

£17

Average

£30

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 £ 30 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 17.

Cheapest
10:30Manchester, Coach Station5h20 15:50Glasgow, Buchanan
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£171One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:50Manchester, Airport5h30 18:20Glasgow, Buchanan
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£191One-way
02:20Manchester, Airport4h30 06:50Glasgow, Buchanan
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£311One-way
02:45Manchester4h05 06:50Glasgow, Buchanan
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£311One-way
13:20Manchester5h00 18:20Glasgow, Buchanan
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£311One-way

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Coach Information from Manchester to Glasgow

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
durationAverage coach duration4 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£16 (€17)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Manchester to Glasgow cover the 183 miles (295 km) long route taking on average 4 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £15, but the average price of coach tickets is £16. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.

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National Express between Manchester and Glasgow

Buy your official National Express coach tickets between Manchester and Glasgow from £15 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular trip.

National Express

Travel hassle-free from Manchester to Glasgow on a coach with National Express! Omio shows you National Express coach timetables and ticket types available to help you find the cheapest and fastest trip between Manchester and Glasgow. National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, offering hundreds of journeys to cities, towns, and major UK airports at an affordable price. You can expect to travel 183 miles (295 km) between Manchester and Glasgow on the coach and pay as low as £15 for a coach ticket.

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 Manchester - Glasgow 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. So, book your cheap National Express coach ticket from Manchester to Glasgow on Omio today and enjoy your trip!

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 cost of cheap coaches between Manchester and Glasgow?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach between Manchester and Glasgow for as little as £15  in the next 7 days.
How much is a coach ticket from Manchester to Glasgow?
If you are looking to buy your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to Glasgow coach to cost on average £16  one way.
How many miles is it from Manchester to Glasgow by coach?
The distance from Manchester to Glasgow by coach is approximately 183 miles (295 km).
How many hours does it take from Manchester to Glasgow by coach?
The coach time to Glasgow from Manchester is on average 4 h 35 min  for the 183 miles (295 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Glasgow from Manchester by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the Manchester to Glasgow coach leave from? Which Glasgow coach station do I come into from Manchester?

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

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

Where is the coach station in Manchester? Where is the coach station in Glasgow?

You can find the most popular departure coach station for this journey, Manchester Piccadilly, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Manchester. The most popular arrival coach station in Glasgow, called Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

What coach companies go from Manchester to Glasgow?
For the best Manchester to Glasgow coach to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services between Manchester and Glasgow to compare what amenities they may offer.
When can I take the first coach from Manchester to Glasgow? When can I take the last coach for the day?
The first coach from Manchester to Glasgow leaves at 11: 50   and the last coach for this leaves at 22: 30. Omio shows you the latest coach from Manchester to Glasgow timetable to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How early should I purchase Manchester to Glasgow coach tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy Manchester to Glasgow 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 Glasgow from Manchester. Look out for coach tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.