|Distance||183 miles (295 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 16 min|
|Average train ticket price||£55 (€62)|
|Train frequency||10 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||First 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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