Manchester to Glasgow train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 24 May

Cheapest

£38

Average

£51

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.

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09:30Manchester Oxford Road3h09 12:39Glasgow Central
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£381One-way
10:30Manchester Oxford Road4h09 14:39Glasgow Central
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£441One-way
08:30Manchester Oxford Road3h32 12:02Glasgow Central
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£521One-way
08:06Deansgate3h25 11:31Glasgow Central
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£541One-way
09:51Manchester Oxford Road3h13 13:04Glasgow Central
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£581One-way

Train schedule Manchester to Glasgow

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 24 May
08:06Deansgate3h25 11:31Glasgow Central
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08:30Manchester Oxford Road3h32 12:02Glasgow Central
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08:51Manchester Oxford Road3h11 12:02Glasgow Central
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09:30Manchester Oxford Road3h09 12:39Glasgow Central
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09:51Manchester Oxford Road3h13 13:04Glasgow Central
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10:30Manchester Oxford Road4h09 14:39Glasgow Central
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Fastest train times from Manchester to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 24 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 9 m

Average

3 h 26 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

295 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Manchester for Glasgow every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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09:30Manchester Oxford Road3h09 12:39Glasgow Central
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£381One-way
08:51Manchester Oxford Road3h11 12:02Glasgow Central
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£581One-way
09:51Manchester Oxford Road3h13 13:04Glasgow Central
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£581One-way
08:06Deansgate3h25 11:31Glasgow Central
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£541One-way
08:30Manchester Oxford Road3h32 12:02Glasgow Central
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£521One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Glasgow

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price£47 (€53)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesTranspennine Express, London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country, Northern Rail, Scotrail or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Manchester to Glasgow cover the 183 miles (295 km) long route taking on average 3 h 22 min with our travel partners like Transpennine Express, London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country, Northern Rail, Scotrail or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £47, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £37. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Glasgow Central.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Manchester to Glasgow

For as little as £37 you can travel by train to Glasgow from Manchester with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Manchester to Glasgow you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Are you making plans to travel from Manchester to Glasgow? Why not take a train with CrossCountry? Omio can show you current CrossCountry train times, tickets, travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on Manchester to Glasgow trains all in one place. On the CrossCountry train, you can expect to travel 183 miles (295 km) from Manchester to Glasgow. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Manchester to Glasgow, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you have found your perfect one-way CrossCountry train between Manchester and Glasgow, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!

    Trains from Manchester to Glasgow

    Trains from Manchester to Glasgow run fairly frequently. Usually, there's one train on this route every couple of hours at weekends and once per hour on weekdays. The journey takes over four hours in some cases, although the fastest journeys can be completed in just under three hours. Often, a change is required.

    Manchester to Glasgow train times: Daily departures

    Usually, there are trains from Manchester to Glasgow every day. On weekdays, it's common to find trains on this route once every few hours. On weekends, trains may run every couple of hours. Passengers leaving Manchester early in the morning can board the first train of the day at around 6:30 a.m., arriving in Glasgow at about 10:40 a.m. In the evening, the last train departs at around 8:30 p.m. and arrives in Glasgow at just after midnight.

    How long is the journey by train from Manchester to Glasgow?

    The precise journey time for trains from Manchester to Glasgow can vary depending on all sorts of factors. Some trains can complete the journey in just under three hours, while most take around 3.5 hours. Some take well over four hours, usually because they require a changeover in places like Warrington or Wigan.

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

    Departure train station: Most trains on this route depart from Manchester Victoria, just 7 minutes' or so walk from the city centre. It has a range of facilities, such as ticket machines and a taxi rank.

    Arrival train station: When arriving at Glasgow Central, passengers can use its range of amenities, such as baby-changing facilities and WiFi. It's situated in the middle of the city, 5 minutes' walk from the St Enoch subway station.

    Which train companies travel from Manchester to Glasgow?

    The main provider on this route is Avanti West Coast, formerly known as Virgin Trains. Avanti services have a range of journey lengths - not all trains from Manchester to Glasgow run by Avanti can complete the journey in the quick time of three hours. Changes are usually required on all of the services.

    Avanti West Coast Manchester to Glasgow

    Trains from Manchester to Glasgow operated by Avanti West Coast are frequent, going either every hour or two. Normally, trains on this route aren't direct, and a changeover in Wigan or Warrington may be required. Journey durations range from three hours to well over four hours. 

    Manchester to Glasgow trains: Services on board

    First-class seating on Avanti West Coast trains on this route offers benefits such free food and drink, WiFi, and extra legroom. In addition, luggage allowances are quite generous with Avanti, although passengers are asked to ensure that their luggage is not larger than 30 cm × 70 cm × 90 cm overall.

    Travellers who are disabled can use the operator's passenger assist service, and passengers in wheelchairs are requested to give Avanti at least 24 hours notice for the best service. Two domestic pets can be brought on trains from Manchester to Glasgow at no additional charge, while cyclists can reserve a space for their bike for free.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Manchester to Glasgow

    Tickets for trains from Manchester to Glasgow don't have to be expensive. Passengers who are flexible with their travel dates often save because they can opt for cheaper tickets. The same goes for times, too: passengers who take trains from Manchester to Glasgow early in the morning or late at night are likely to save cash.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester to Glasgow

    Travel by train to Glasgow 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 to Glasgow.
    FAQs
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Manchester and Glasgow for as little as £37  in the next 7 days.
    If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to Glasgow train to cost on average £47  one way.
    The distance from Manchester to Glasgow by train is approximately 183 miles (295 km).
    The train time to Glasgow from Manchester is on average 3 h 22 min  for the 183 miles (295 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Glasgow from Manchester by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

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

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

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Manchester Piccadilly, located approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre of Manchester. The most popular arrival train station in Glasgow, called Glasgow Central, is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from its city centre.

    When taking a train from Manchester to Glasgow, you can count on Transpennine Express, London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country, Northern Rail, Scotrail or Avanti West Coast for the best way to get you to Glasgow. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Manchester to Glasgow and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    On average, there are 12 trains a day from Manchester to Glasgow. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The first train from Manchester to Glasgow leaves at 07: 30   and the last train for this leaves at 20: 37. Omio shows you the latest train from Manchester to Glasgow times to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
    If you buy Manchester to Glasgow train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £47. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Manchester and Glasgow. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Manchester
    Glasgow
    Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your journey to Glasgow.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 3457114141
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
    Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
    Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
    Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales

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