Trains from Manchester to Glasgow

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Bus
Flight
Thu
Jul 18
£74First Transpennine Express
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£361Aer Lingus
Fri
Jul 19
£68Virgin Trains
£45National Express
£105Flybe
Sat
Jul 20
£37First Transpennine Express
£41National Express
£86Flybe
Sun
Jul 21
£41Virgin Trains
£45National Express
£86Flybe
Mon
Jul 22
£31First Transpennine Express
£41National Express
£71Flybe
Tue
Jul 23
£21First Transpennine Express
£17National Express
£71Flybe
Wed
Jul 24
£41First Transpennine Express
£21National Express
£58Flybe
Thu
Jul 25
£41First Transpennine Express
£21National Express
£49Flybe
Fri
Jul 26
£63Virgin Trains
£21National Express
£58Flybe
Sat
Jul 27
£38Virgin Trains
£21National Express
£156Flybe
Sun
Jul 28
£28Virgin Trains
£21National Express
£49Flybe
Mon
Jul 29
£18First Transpennine Express
£21National Express
£49Flybe
Tue
Jul 30
£18First Transpennine Express
£12National Express
£49Flybe
Wed
Jul 31
£41First Transpennine Express
£17National Express
£38Flybe
Thu
Aug 1
£41First Transpennine Express
£12National Express
£49Flybe
Fri
Aug 2
£37First Transpennine Express
£25National Express
£71Flybe
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Aug 3
£25Virgin Trains
£14National Express
£58Flybe
Sun
Aug 4
£25Virgin Trains
£17National Express
£49Flybe
Mon
Aug 5
£34First Transpennine Express
£14National Express
£39Flybe
Tue
Aug 6
£18First Transpennine Express
£14National Express
£32Flybe
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Aug 7
£18First Transpennine Express
£12National Express
£49Flybe

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Journey Summary

Manchester to Glasgow Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 15 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £29
Trains depart from:Manchester
Trains arrive in:Glasgow
Distance:295 km
TrainTrain Companies:Virgin Trains, First Transpennine Express

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.

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Best fares for trains from Manchester to Glasgow

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Sat, Jul 20
Train
First Transpennine Express
08:263h 15m11:41
ManchesterGlasgow
Fastest Trains from Manchester to Glasgow
Fri, Jul 26
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Virgin Trains
08:473h 12m11:59
ManchesterGlasgow
Sat, Aug 24
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Virgin Trains
07:473h 12m10:59
ManchesterGlasgow
Mon, Jul 22
Train
First Transpennine Express
08:263h 13m11:39
ManchesterGlasgow
Return Train Tickets for Glasgow to Manchester
Sat, Jul 20
Train
Virgin Trains
08:403h 18m11:58
GlasgowManchester
Sun, Jul 21
Train
First Transpennine Express
07:253h 24m10:49
GlasgowManchester
Mon, Jul 22
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Virgin Trains
07:003h 15m10:15
GlasgowManchester

Stations

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

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TrainManchester Piccadilly

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
TrainManchester Victoria

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