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Train Information between Manchester and Glasgow

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 7 min
priceAverage train ticket price£51 (€58)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersFirst Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Manchester to Glasgow cover the 183 miles (295 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 7 min with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express 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 £51, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £34. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Glasgow Central.

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.

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Trains from Manchester to Glasgow
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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train between Manchester and Glasgow?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Manchester and Glasgow for as low as £34  for the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Manchester to Glasgow cost on average?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to Glasgow train to cost on average £51  one way.
How far is it from Manchester to Glasgow by train?
The distance from Manchester to Glasgow by train is approximately 183 miles (295 km).
How long is the train to Glasgow from Manchester?
The train time to Glasgow from Manchester is on average 3 h 7 min  for the 183 miles (295 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Manchester and Glasgow by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Manchester and arrival train station in Glasgow?

When taking a train from Manchester, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. When you arrive in Glasgow, your train can arrive in train stations including Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow).

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Manchester Piccadilly   to Glasgow Central.

Where is the Manchester train station located? Where is the Glasgow train station located?

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

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

What train providers go from Manchester to Glasgow?
For the route from Manchester to Glasgow you can take a train with First Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Manchester and Glasgow on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains are there from Manchester to Glasgow a day?
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Glasgow is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Manchester to Glasgow? What time is the last train from Manchester to Glasgow?
The earliest train for this route departs from Manchester at 08: 26. The last train leaves from Manchester at 10: 47. Check Omio for the latest train times from Manchester to Glasgow and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book train tickets between Manchester and 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 Manchester to Glasgow within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £51 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Manchester to Glasgow a few months in advance.

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
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales