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Train Information to Manchester from Glasgow

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price£55 (€62)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesFirst Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Glasgow to Manchester cover the 183 miles (295 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 16 min with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £40, but the average price of train tickets is £55. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Trains from Glasgow to Manchester

There are nearly 30 trains from Glasgow to Manchester from early morning until evening, offering lots of flexibility for rail passengers. Direct services are available for those who prefer the convenience of a non-stop journey, but in any case travel times rarely stray far from the average of around 3 hours 20 minutes.

Which train companies travel from Glasgow to Manchester?

Virgin Trains and First Transpennine Express both put on departures from Glasgow to Manchester throughout the day. Unlike Virgin, the latter's trains mostly travel direct, but this makes only a minor difference to the rapidity of the service.

How long is the train from Glasgow to Manchester?

Services between Glasgow and Manchester are fairly consistent in speed. The fastest is in the region of 3 hours 15 minutes, and the slowest is only 10 minutes or so longer, the exception being one or two late trains at the weekend.

How many trains are there from Glasgow to Manchester?

There are approximately two trains an hour between Glasgow and Manchester, starting just before 6:00 a.m. and continuing until mid-evening. The last train is about an hour earlier on Saturday, while there's roughly one train an hour on Sunday.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Glasgow to Manchester?

Departure train station: Glasgow Central Station is on Gordon Street, just west of the St Enoch Shopping Mall, with the university campus and the rest of the city centre 10 minutes north by foot. This large transport hub has lifts between platform levels, a first class lounge with designer furniture, Wi-Fi, showers, a Boots and WH Smith and outlets serving coffee and alcohol. Other facilities include sheltered bike storage, and a car park on Oswald Street with access to the platforms.

Arrival train station: Manchester Piccadilly Station is located on Piccadilly Station Approach, with easy access by bus or tram to the attractions of the city centre. Within there's a wide range of vending machines, a business area with desks and office equipment, and a particularly broad selection of places to eat and drink including a Burger King,  Sainsbury's and M&S Food. The station also has bike hire facilities, a long stay car park with over 850 spaces and 10 minutes of free parking for picking up and dropping off at the Fairfield Street entrance.

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Trains from Glasgow to Manchester
Travel by train to Manchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Glasgow to Manchester.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Glasgow to Manchester?
You can find a cheap train from Glasgow to Manchester for some dates and times for as low as £40  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Glasgow to Manchester on average?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Glasgow to Manchester train prices are on average £55  one way.
What is the distance between Glasgow and Manchester via train?
You should expect to travel around 183 miles (295 km)  between Glasgow and Manchester by train.
What is the average Glasgow to Manchester train duration?
The train time from Glasgow to Manchester is on average 3 h 16 min  for the 183 miles (295 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Glasgow and Manchester by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in Glasgow goes to Manchester? Which train station do I come into Manchester from Glasgow?

Some of the Glasgow train stations to Manchester you can start your journey from include Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow). Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Manchester include Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Glasgow Central   and arriving in Manchester Piccadilly.

Where is the train station in Glasgow to go to Manchester? Where is the train station in Manchester located?

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

What train companies offer a service from Glasgow to Manchester?
Take the Glasgow to Manchester train with First Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route to Manchester from Glasgow as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there from Glasgow to Manchester?
On average, there are 10 trains a day from Glasgow to Manchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When does the first train depart from Glasgow to Manchester? When does the last train depart from Glasgow to Manchester?
If you prefer early morning trains from Glasgow to Manchester, the first train leaves at 07: 36. If you prefer late night trains from Glasgow to Manchester, the last train of the day leaves at 11: 33. Omio shows you the latest train from Glasgow to Manchester times to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I buy train tickets to Manchester from Glasgow to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Glasgow to Manchester is on average £55 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets to Manchester from Glasgow available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Glasgow
Manchester
Glasgow Central is the most popular Glasgow railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Glasgow for your journey to Manchester.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 09: 15 - 21: 30
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 6, 7, 18, 21, 75, 263, 267, 500 Airport Express
Train lines: West Coast Main Line, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, LNER, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper