Manchester Airport (MIA) to Glasgow Central (GLC) train

Thu, 30 May
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Cheap train tickets from Manchester Airport (MIA) to Glasgow Central (GLC)

Showing times and prices for 30 May

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The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Manchester Airport (MIA) to Glasgow Central (GLC) is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Transpennine Express
09:043h35
Manchester Airport (MIA)
12:39Glasgow Central (GLC)
£331One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
16:293h32
Manchester Airport (MIA)
20:01Glasgow Central (GLC)
£811One-way
0 changes

Train timetableManchester Airport (MIA) to Glasgow Central (GLC)

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 30 May
Transpennine Express
09:043h35
Manchester Airport (MIA)
12:39Glasgow Central (GLC)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
16:293h32
Manchester Airport (MIA)
20:01Glasgow Central (GLC)
0 changes

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Train times from Manchester Airport (MIA) to Glasgow Central (GLC)

Showing times and prices for 30 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 32 m

Average

3 h 33 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

305 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Manchester Airport (MIA) for Glasgow Central (GLC) every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Avanti West Coast
16:293h32
Manchester Airport (MIA)
20:01Glasgow Central (GLC)
£811One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
09:043h35
Manchester Airport (MIA)
12:39Glasgow Central (GLC)
£331One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Manchester Airport (MIA) to Glasgow Central (GLC)

distanceDistance189 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 31 min
priceAverage train ticket price£47 (€53)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesTransPennine Express, Virgin Trains or Northern Rail (3)

Trains from Manchester Airport (MIA) to Glasgow Central (GLC) cover the 189 miles long route taking on average 3 h 31 min with our travel partners like TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains or Northern Rail (3). Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £18, but the average price of train tickets is £47. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Airport and arrive in Glasgow Central.

FAQs: Manchester Airport (MIA) to Glasgow Central (GLC) train

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester Airport (MIA) to Glasgow Central (GLC) 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 Manchester Airport (MIA) to Glasgow Central (GLC).
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Manchester Airport (MIA) to Glasgow Central (GLC) can start from as little as £18 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester Airport (MIA) to Glasgow Central (GLC) is £47; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester Airport (MIA) to Glasgow Central (GLC) train travel time is 3 h 31 min   for the 189 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester Airport (MIA) to Glasgow Central (GLC) leaves at 07: 04. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester Airport (MIA) to Glasgow Central (GLC) leaves at 18: 10.
There are 12 trains a day from Manchester Airport (MIA) to Glasgow Central (GLC) which require at least one change with TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains or Northern Rail (3). Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
When taking a train from Manchester Airport (MIA) to Glasgow Central (GLC), you can count on TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains or Northern Rail (3) for the best way to get you to Glasgow Central (GLC). You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Manchester Airport (MIA) to Glasgow Central (GLC) and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 18: 10.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Airport, which is located around 9.4 miles (15.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Glasgow Central, located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Manchester Airport (MIA) to Glasgow Central (GLC) is January.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Manchester Airport (MIA) to Glasgow Central (GLC) including taking a train or coach.

Trains departing from Manchester Airport

Distance from Manchester Airport to city center
Distance from Manchester Airport to city center
9.4 miles (15.1 km)
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
ATM
ATM
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: Passport Photo Booth
Dining
Dining
Information Desk
Information Desk
Information available from staff: Yes - from help point, Yes - from information point, Yes - from ticket office | Helpline Contact: 0800 107 2149 | Passenger Information Systems: Departure screens, Announcements
Accessibility
Accessibility
Staff help available: Yes | Step free access coverage: Yes | Step free access note: re Step free access is provided from the Ground Transport Interchange to all platforms via lifts or ramps. This station is staffed for all services. This station is Category A. Station staff can provide assistance from Meeting Point 1 (adjacent to the Station Booking Office) and throughout the railway station, and with boarding and alighting the train. Customers requiring assistance should make themselves known to station staff no less than 20 minutes prior to the departure time of their train. Customers requiring assistance to access other services or to connect with terminals should request this from their airline or Manchester Airport Group. Assistance can be requested in advance by contacting the TransPennine Express Assisted Travel Team on 0800 107 2149 (18001 prefix for TextRelay). Please be aware that some platforms at this station have no or only partial tactile paving on the platform edge. | Accessible public telephones: In the station cafe on platforms 2 and 3 | Accessible ticket machines: There are accessible ticket machines at this station | Accessible toilets: Yes | Ramp for train access: Yes | Wheelchairs available: Yes | Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available: Yes

Trains arriving to Glasgow Central

Distance from Glasgow Central to city center
Distance from Glasgow Central to city center
1.1 miles (1.7 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 09: 15 - 21: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this 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
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Bus pick up / drop off on Gordon St.
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Glasgow International Airport
8 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
You can take the 500 Airport Express shuttle bus, running every 10 minutes directly to the airport. The journey lasts about 20 minutes.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi in the station.
ATM
ATM
There is an ATM machine located on the concourse.
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: Taxis are available outside opposite the Gordon Street exit | Accessible taxis: Accessible taxis can be located on Gordon Street.
Lockers
Lockers
Luggage storage facilities are located near Platform 1 operated by Excess Baggage Co.
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: Wide range of shops
Dining
Dining
Burger King | Krispy Kreme | Gordon St Coffee | Starbucks | Upper Crust | The Beer House | Patisserie Valerie | Alston Bar & Beef
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
SIXT | Enterprise
Information Desk
Information Desk
There is a customer service center in the station located next to the ticket office.
Accessibility
Accessibility
There is step-free access in the whole station via elevators and ramps for train access. There are also escalators.

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