Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 24 May

Cheapest

£9

Average

£17

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 £ 17 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 9.

2nd Cheapest
13:00Manchester5h05 18:05Glasgow, Buchanan
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£91One-way
02:45Manchester3h55 06:40Glasgow, Buchanan
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£151One-way
02:20Manchester, Airport4h20 06:40Glasgow, Buchanan
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£191One-way
12:30Manchester, Airport5h35 18:05Glasgow, Buchanan
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£191One-way
01:35Manchester, Coach Station5h10 06:45Glasgow, Buchanan
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£211One-way

Bus Timetable Manchester to Glasgow

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01:35Manchester, Coach Station5h10 06:45Glasgow, Buchanan
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02:20Manchester, Airport4h20 06:40Glasgow, Buchanan
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02:45Manchester3h55 06:40Glasgow, Buchanan
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10:30Manchester, Coach Station5h20 15:50Glasgow, Buchanan
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12:30Manchester, Airport5h35 18:05Glasgow, Buchanan
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13:00Manchester5h05 18:05Glasgow, Buchanan
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Tue
24 May
£37Transpennine Express
£8Flixbus
£203British Airways
Wed
25 May
£41Transpennine Express
£8Megabus
£245British Airways
Thu
26 May
£41Transpennine Express
£8Megabus
£344British Airways
Fri
27 May
£44Transpennine Express
£8Megabus
£279British Airways
Sat
28 May
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29 May
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30 May
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Tue
31 May
£46Transpennine Express
£8Megabus
£184British Airways
Wed
1 Jun
£46Transpennine Express
£8Megabus
£174British Airways
Thu
2 Jun
£46Transpennine Express
£8Megabus
£159British Airways
Fri
3 Jun
£46Transpennine Express
£8Megabus
£95British Airways
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4 Jun
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£8Megabus
£139British Airways
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5 Jun
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Thu
9 Jun
£35Transpennine Express
£7Flixbus
£121British Airways
Fri
10 Jun
£31Avanti West Coast
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£122British Airways
Sat
11 Jun
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£8Megabus
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Sun
12 Jun
£147London North Eastern Railway
£8Megabus
£98British Airways

Bus times from Manchester to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 24 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 55 m

Average

4 h 54 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 54 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 55 m .

The slowest buses will take 5 h 35 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
02:45Manchester3h55 06:40Glasgow, Buchanan
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£151One-way
2nd Fastest
02:20Manchester, Airport4h20 06:40Glasgow, Buchanan
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£191One-way
13:00Manchester5h05 18:05Glasgow, Buchanan
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£91One-way
01:35Manchester, Coach Station5h10 06:45Glasgow, Buchanan
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£211One-way
10:30Manchester, Coach Station5h20 15:50Glasgow, Buchanan
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£211One-way

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Overview: Coach from Manchester to Glasgow

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
durationAverage coach duration5 h
priceAverage coach ticket price£9 (€10)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNorthern Rail, National Express, Flixbus or Megabus

Coaches from Manchester to Glasgow cover the 183 miles (295 km) long journey taking on average 5 h with our travel partners like Northern Rail, National Express, Flixbus or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £9, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £8. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.

Coach companies: National Express and FlixBus Manchester to Glasgow

National Express and FlixBus coaches will get you to Glasgow from Manchester from £8. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.

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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: £8

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

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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

How much does a cheap coach between Manchester and Glasgow cost?

Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach to Glasgow from Manchester for the next 7 days starting from £8  one way.

What is the cost of a coach ticket from Manchester to Glasgow on average?

If you are looking to purchase your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to Glasgow coach to cost on average £9  one way.

How many miles is it from Manchester to Glasgow by coach?

The Manchester to Glasgow coach distance is approximately 183 miles (295 km).

How long is the coach journey between Manchester and Glasgow?

The coach time to Glasgow from Manchester is on average 5 h  for the 183 miles (295 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Manchester to Glasgow by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

Which coach station in Manchester goes to Glasgow? Which coach station do I come into Glasgow from Manchester?

When taking a coach from Manchester, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium. When you arrive in Glasgow, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Hampden Park and Glasgow.

Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Manchester Piccadilly   to Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.

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

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their coaches from Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre to get to this coach station.

Passengers arriving in Glasgow most often arrive at Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and need to travel around 0.3 miles (457 m) from this coach station to the city centre.

What coach companies offer a service between Manchester and Glasgow?

For the route from Manchester to Glasgow you can take a coach with Northern Rail, National Express, Flixbus or Megabus. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services between Manchester and Glasgow on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Can I purchase a direct coach from Manchester to Glasgow?

Yes, you can find a direct coach to Glasgow from Manchester with National Express or Megabus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.

When is the earliest coach from Manchester to Glasgow? When is the last coach from Manchester to Glasgow?

The earliest coach for this journey departs from Manchester at 10: 30. The last coach leaves from Manchester at 23: 10. Check Omio for the latest coach times from Manchester to Glasgow and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How early should I purchase Manchester to Glasgow coach tickets to get the best deals?

The price of a one way coach ticket from Manchester to Glasgow is on average £9 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this route. In general, you can find coach tickets from Manchester to Glasgow available a few months in advance.