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from Glasgow to Manchester

You can get from Glasgow to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Glasgow to Manchester on 13 Jun we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:00Glasgow, Buchanan5h00 16:00Manchester
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£311One-way
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11:00Glasgow, Buchanan5h00 16:00Manchester
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22:45Glasgow, Buchanan4h00 02:45Manchester
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11:00Glasgow, Buchanan5h30 16:30Manchester, Airport
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22:45Glasgow, Buchanan4h25 03:10Manchester, Airport
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Sat
12 Jun
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£28Megabus
Sun
13 Jun
£38Avanti West Coast
£28Megabus
Mon
14 Jun
£57Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
Tue
15 Jun
£57Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
Wed
16 Jun
£57Avanti West Coast
£26National Express
Thu
17 Jun
£149Avanti West Coast
£28Megabus
Fri
18 Jun
£126Avanti West Coast
£28Megabus
Sat
19 Jun
£34Avanti West Coast
£17National Express
Sun
20 Jun
£40First Transpennine Express
£7National Express
Mon
21 Jun
£54Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
Tue
22 Jun
£34Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
Wed
23 Jun
£41Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
Thu
24 Jun
£48Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
Fri
25 Jun
£126Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
Sat
26 Jun
£97Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
Sun
27 Jun
£45First Transpennine Express
£15National Express
Mon
28 Jun
£48Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
Tue
29 Jun
£26Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
Wed
30 Jun
£34Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
Thu
1 Jul
£48Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
Fri
2 Jul
£71Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
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General Information about the journey from Glasgow to Manchester

The route between the Scottish city of Glasgow and the city of Manchester in England is 347 kilometres. Taking a train is the fasted way to travel, as most flights involve a lengthy stopover. Expect the train journey to take between three and four hours from Glasgow Central Station to Manchester Piccadilly. Buses between Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station and Manchester Central take between 4.30 and 5 hours.

Buses from Glasgow to Manchester

National Express operates the bus service, offering five services each day. The first bus leaves Glasgow at 08.15 a.m., with the last service departing at 22.45 p.m. All coaches are air conditioned, with toilets, mobile charging points and leather reclining seats. Services between these two destinations are direct.

Trains from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly

The average journey time for this route, which is operated by both Virgin Trains and First TransPennine Express, is around three hours. The first train leaves Glasgow Central at 5.35 a.m. and the last train leaves at 00.12 a.m. There is no sleeper service. Virgin Trains provide charging points, boosted phone signal, priority seating for disabled or elderly travellers and quiet zones. The onboard Virgin shop offers snacks, drinks, newspapers and magazines. All services, regardless of the provider, involve one change of train. On weekdays, expect to choose from 84 trains daily, although there are less on weekends and public holidays.

Flights from Glasgow Airport to Manchester

Flybe operates regular daily flights between these two destinations. The two non stop flights each day take about 4.45 hours - expect to take at least double that time for a flight with a stopover.

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FAQs
What are my Glasgow to Manchester travel options?

There are 2 ways to travel between Glasgow and Manchester including taking a coach or train.

How many miles are between Glasgow and Manchester

The distance between Glasgow and Manchester is around 183 miles (295 km).

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Glasgow to Manchester?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Glasgow to Manchester:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Glasgow, Buchanan and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Glasgow Central and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can take me from Glasgow to Manchester?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Glasgow to Manchester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can get you to Manchester by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with National Express from Glasgow to Manchester for £16 on Omio.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast Glasgow to Manchester tickets on Omio for £17.
Is there a way to travel directly from Glasgow to Manchester?

Yes, there are direct services available from Glasgow to Manchester with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with National Express or Megabus.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Manchester as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Glasgow to Manchester.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Glasgow to Manchester?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Glasgow to Manchester often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Glasgow and Manchester itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Manchester and any of these top destinations today!
When should I book a ticket between Glasgow and Manchester online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Glasgow to Manchester, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £16 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £17 one way.

But we recommend booking Glasgow to Manchester tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

How do I get from Glasgow to Manchester the cheapest way?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Glasgow to Manchester, which costs on average £16.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

A coach journey is usually £2 less than a journey to Manchester by train, which costs on average £17 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Glasgow to Manchester?

The fastest way to get to Manchester from Glasgow is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 11 min.

There are alternative travel options to Manchester that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 5 h  of travel time.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Glasgow
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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.<br>Metro lines Argyle