The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Manchester to Glasgow will cost around £ 82 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 81.
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3 h 11 m
3 h 23 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Manchester for Glasgow every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 295 km distance in an average of 3 h 23 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 3 h 11 m .
The slowest train will take 3 h 38 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 15 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£30|
|Trains depart from:||Manchester|
|Trains arrive in:||Glasgow|
|Train Companies:||First Transpennine Express, Virgin Trains|
Trains from Manchester to Glasgow run throughout the day, from early in the morning until the evening. The first train leaves around 8:00 a.m. trains run every hour until the last train of the day leaves after 8:00 p.m. There are some direct services, but most have one or two changes; therefore journey times can take up to 3-4 hours. Trains between Manchester and Glasgow are run by First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail and Virgin.
The average journey time is 3 hours and 10 minutes, slower journeys can take up to 4 hours.
This depends on the departure station you select in Manchester. Most trains departing from Manchester Oxford Road are direct. Those looking to start their journey at Deansgate or Victoria Station in Manchester will need to change at Preston station.
Fares stay fairly similar, however, it is worth booking in advance, as prices fluctuate the closer it gets to the date of departure.
Trains from Manchester to Glasgow run throughout the day, from 08:00 a.m in the morning until 20:26 p.m at night, departing almost twice an hour throughout the day.
Trains from Manchester to Glasgow begin their journey in Manchester at Deansgate, Victoria, and Oxford Road Stations. Manchester's Metrolink light railway services Manchester's rail stations between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m., as well as operating regular shuttles to and from Manchester Airport every 10 minutes. The station also features a taxi rank, bike lock-up and bus stops.
Trains from Manchester to Glasgow service Glasgow's Central Station is the main rail station, located 5-10 minutes from the promenade and town centre. The town and surrounding areas are connected by a number of local and regional buses that call in or near to the station, which runs between 5:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. in peak season.
Trains from Manchester to Glasgow leave from three different stations: Deansgate, Victoria, and Manchester Oxford Road.All of the stations are well connected to public transport routes, with buses travelling to the areas surrounding the station. These run during the day and the evening. Local and national rail services connect to all three of the stations. They are easily accessible on foot or by bicycle from the city centre. Taxi ranks can also be found outside the stations.
Glasgow is often touted as the cultural hub of Scotland. It is home to a vast array of music venues, art galleries, museums and theatre companies. Glasgow Central train station is located on Gordon Street, close to the river Clyde. Several bus services arrive and depart from the station. There are bus stops on Hope Street and Union Street. Buses to and from the airport leave from Waterloo Street. There is a taxi rank opposite the station, and there are two drop off and collection points for cars, on Hope Street and Union Street.