You can get from Glasgow to Manchester by train, bus or flight.
To get from Glasgow to Manchester on 23 Sep we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||183 miles (295 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||£12 - £320|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £12 • 4 h|
|Fastest mode||Train • £43 • 3 h 17 min|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus, British Airways or First Transpennine Express|
Travel 183 miles (295 km) by coach, flight or train to Manchester from Glasgow. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 17 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus, British Airways or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train 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.
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.
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.
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.
There are 3 ways to travel between Glasgow and Manchester including taking a coach, flight or train.
A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Glasgow to Manchester, which costs on average £12.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:
A coach is £309 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Glasgow to Manchester costing on average £320.
A coach is £31 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Glasgow to Manchester costing on average £43.
The quickest way to travel between Glasgow and Manchester is by train, which takes on average 3 h 17 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 4 h of travel time.
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The Glasgow to Manchester distance is approximately 183 miles (295 km).
The average frequency per day from Glasgow to Manchester is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Manchester from Glasgow as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Glasgow to Manchester:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Glasgow to Manchester with the following travel companies:
As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Manchester tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this trip.
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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.
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