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£28Megabus
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£57Avanti West Coast
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£57Avanti West Coast
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£34Avanti West Coast
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£54Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
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£34Avanti West Coast
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£41Avanti West Coast
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£48Avanti West Coast
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£126Avanti West Coast
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£97Avanti West Coast
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£45First Transpennine Express
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£48Avanti West Coast
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£26Avanti West Coast
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£34Avanti West Coast
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£71Avanti West Coast
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Journey Summary

Glasgow to Manchester Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
3 hours 21 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £58
Trains depart from:Glasgow
Trains arrive in:Manchester
Distance:295 km
Train Companies:Avanti West Coast, First Transpennine Express

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.

Travel Tips

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 to Manchester from Glasgow?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Manchester from Glasgow for the next 7 days starting from £38  one way.
What is the average cost of a train from Glasgow to Manchester?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Glasgow to Manchester train prices are on average £79  one way.
What is the distance to Manchester from Glasgow via train?
The Glasgow to Manchester train distance is approximately 183 miles (295 km).
How many hours does it take from Glasgow to Manchester by train?
On average the Glasgow to Manchester train time is 3 h 17 min  covering the 183 miles (295 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What station does the Glasgow to Manchester train leave from? Which Manchester train station do I come into from Glasgow?

There are a few train stations in Glasgow to start your trip from including Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow). In Manchester you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Glasgow Central   and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Glasgow Central and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Manchester most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.

What train providers offer a service between Glasgow and Manchester?
Take the Glasgow to Manchester train with First Transpennine Express or Virgin Trains. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route to Manchester from Glasgow as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
What are the first and last departure train times from Glasgow to Manchester?
You can take the first train from Glasgow to Manchester at 07: 36   or take the last train from Glasgow to Manchester leaving at 10: 33. Look for the latest Glasgow Manchester train timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How early should I purchase train tickets to Manchester from Glasgow to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you purchase train tickets from Glasgow to Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £79 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Glasgow to Manchester a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Glasgow
Manchester
Glasgow Central
Amenities
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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.<br>Metro lines Argyle