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from Manchester to Glasgow

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Glasgow on 28 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

13:20Manchester5h00 18:20Glasgow, Buchanan
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£131One-way
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13:20Manchester5h00 18:20Glasgow, Buchanan
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£131One-way
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02:45Manchester4h05 06:50Glasgow, Buchanan
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£131One-way
23:30Manchester4h05 03:35Glasgow, Buchanan
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£131One-way
12:50Manchester, Airport5h30 18:20Glasgow, Buchanan
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£191One-way

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Wed
27 Oct
£70First Transpennine Express
£11Megabus
£152British Airways
Thu
28 Oct
£70First Transpennine Express
£11Megabus
£414British Airways
Fri
29 Oct
£56Avanti West Coast
£11Megabus
£349British Airways
Sat
30 Oct
£56Avanti West Coast
£11Megabus
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Mon
1 Nov
£45First Transpennine Express
£11Megabus
£142British Airways
Tue
2 Nov
£40Avanti West Coast
£11Megabus
£171British Airways
Wed
3 Nov
£45First Transpennine Express
£11Megabus
£145British Airways
Thu
4 Nov
£40Avanti West Coast
£11Megabus
£122British Airways
Fri
5 Nov
£47Avanti West Coast
£11Megabus
£137British Airways
Sat
6 Nov
£40Avanti West Coast
£11Megabus
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Mon
8 Nov
£35First Transpennine Express
£11Megabus
£117British Airways
Tue
9 Nov
£34First Transpennine Express
£7National Express
£97British Airways
Wed
10 Nov
£17Avanti West Coast
£11Megabus
£104British Airways
Thu
11 Nov
£34First Transpennine Express
£7National Express
£109British Airways
Fri
12 Nov
£47Avanti West Coast
£11Megabus
£98British Airways
Sat
13 Nov
£40Avanti West Coast
£11Megabus
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Sun
14 Nov
£16First Transpennine Express
£11Megabus
£97British Airways
Mon
15 Nov
£45First Transpennine Express
£11Megabus
£90British Airways
Tue
16 Nov
£17Avanti West Coast
£7National Express
£91British Airways

Travel Information to Glasgow from Manchester

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£11 - £70
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £11 • 4 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £70 • 3 h 13 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Avanti West Coast

Take a coach or train to travel 183 miles (295 km) between Manchester and Glasgow. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 13 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £11. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Megabus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Manchester to Glasgow.

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FAQs
How do I travel between Manchester and Glasgow?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Glasgow from Manchester. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Glasgow from Manchester?

The cheapest way from Manchester to Glasgow is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £11 compared to other travel options to Glasgow:

A coach is £58 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Manchester to Glasgow costing on average £70.

What is the fastest way to Glasgow from Manchester?

The quickest way to travel from Manchester to Glasgow is by train, which takes on average 3 h 13 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 5 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Manchester to Glasgow?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Manchester to Glasgow?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Glasgow is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Manchester and Glasgow as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Manchester and in Glasgow?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Manchester to Glasgow:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.
  • Trains mostly depart from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Glasgow Central.
Which travel companies can take me from Manchester to Glasgow?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Manchester to Glasgow:

  • You can take a coach from Manchester to Glasgow with Megabus. Cheap tickets can be found for £11 with Megabus from Manchester to Glasgow.
  • You can take a train from Manchester to Glasgow with Avanti West Coast. Cheap tickets can be found for £70 with Avanti West Coast from Manchester to Glasgow.
Can I travel directly to Glasgow from Manchester?

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

  • You can find around direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with National Express or Megabus.
  • You can travel directly by train with First Transpennine Express with 12 direct trains per day.

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

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Manchester to Glasgow?
Your journey from Manchester to Glasgow doesn't have to end in Glasgow. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Edinburgh or Birmingham. If you’d like to add London, Edinburgh or Birmingham to your Manchester to Glasgow trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Glasgow today!
How far in advance should I purchase my Manchester to Glasgow ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Manchester to Glasgow, 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 £11 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is £70 one way on average for this trip.

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