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The cheapest trains

from Manchester
to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Cheapest

£81

Average

£82

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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11:25Manchester Piccadilly3h17 14:42Glasgow Central
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£811One-way
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09:22Manchester Piccadilly3h24 12:46Glasgow Central
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£811One-way
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11:53Manchester Oxford Road3h11 15:04Glasgow Central
1 change
£821One-way
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09:59Manchester Piccadilly3h28 13:27Glasgow Central
1 change
£821One-way
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10:26Manchester Piccadilly3h38 14:04Glasgow Central
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£821One-way

Train Times

Manchester to Glasgow

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09:22Manchester Piccadilly3h24 12:46Glasgow Central
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09:59Manchester Piccadilly3h28 13:27Glasgow Central
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10:26Manchester Piccadilly3h38 14:04Glasgow Central
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11:25Manchester Piccadilly3h17 14:42Glasgow Central
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11:53Manchester Oxford Road3h11 15:04Glasgow Central
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Sat
Sep 21
£37First Transpennine Express
£21National Express
£105Flybe
Sun
Sep 22
£41First Transpennine Express
£17National Express
£74Flybe
Mon
Sep 23
£37First Transpennine Express
£21National Express
£86Flybe
Tue
Sep 24
£18First Transpennine Express
£14National Express
£59Flybe
Wed
Sep 25
£18First Transpennine Express
£14National Express
£71Flybe
Thu
Sep 26
£24First Transpennine Express
£12National Express
£59Flybe
Fri
Sep 27
£37First Transpennine Express
£17National Express
£62Flybe
Sat
Sep 28
£37First Transpennine Express
£12National Express
£49Flybe
Sun
Sep 29
£38Virgin Trains
£21National Express
£62Flybe
Mon
Sep 30
£33First Transpennine Express
£21National Express
£49Flybe
Tue
Oct 1
£18First Transpennine Express
£14National Express
£49Flybe
Wed
Oct 2
£18First Transpennine Express
£12National Express
£38Flybe
Thu
Oct 3
£24First Transpennine Express
£15National Express
£39Flybe
Fri
Oct 4
£33First Transpennine Express
£12National Express
£52Flybe
Sat
Oct 5
£31First Transpennine Express
£14National Express
£86Flybe
Sun
Oct 6
£28Virgin Trains
£12National Express
£42Flybe
Mon
Oct 7
£31First Transpennine Express
£15National Express
£38Flybe
Tue
Oct 8
£24First Transpennine Express
£12National Express
£38Flybe
Wed
Oct 9
£18First Transpennine Express
£14National Express
£48Flybe
Thu
Oct 10
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£12National Express
£38Flybe
Fri
Oct 11
£33First Transpennine Express
£15National Express
£38Flybe

The fastest trains

from Manchester
to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Fastest Journey

3 h 11 m

Average

3 h 23 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

295 km

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.

Fastest
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11:53Manchester Oxford Road3h11 15:04Glasgow Central
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£821One-way
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11:25Manchester Piccadilly3h17 14:42Glasgow Central
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£811One-way
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09:22Manchester Piccadilly3h24 12:46Glasgow Central
0 changes
£811One-way
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09:59Manchester Piccadilly3h28 13:27Glasgow Central
1 change
£821One-way
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10:26Manchester Piccadilly3h38 14:04Glasgow Central
1 change
£821One-way

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Journey Summary

Manchester to Glasgow Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 15 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £30
Trains depart from:Manchester
Trains arrive in:Glasgow
Distance:295 km
TrainTrain Companies:First Transpennine Express, Virgin Trains

Trains from Manchester to Glasgow

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.

 

Which train companies go from Manchester to Glasgow?

Trains from Manchester to Glasgow are operated by Northern Trains and Virgin Trains.

How long are the trains from Manchester to Glasgow?

The average journey time is 3 hours and 10 minutes, slower journeys can take up to 4 hours.

Are trains from Manchester to Glasgow direct?

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.

How can I save money on train tickets from Manchester to Glasgow?

Fares stay fairly similar, however, it is worth booking in advance, as prices fluctuate the closer it gets to the date of departure.

When are the first and last trains of the day from Manchester to Glasgow?

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.

Where do trains from Manchester to Glasgow depart from and arrive to?

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.

Taking the Train from Manchester

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.

Getting into Glasgow by Train

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Manchester
Glasgow
TrainManchester Oxford Road

Amenities

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Frequently Asked Questions

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TrainManchester Victoria

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