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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 25 Jul we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:30Manchester, Coach Station5h20 15:50Glasgow, Buchanan
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£171One-way
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10:30Manchester, Coach Station5h20 15:50Glasgow, Buchanan
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£171One-way
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12:50Manchester, Airport5h30 18:20Glasgow, Buchanan
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£191One-way
23:30Manchester4h05 03:35Glasgow, Buchanan
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£231One-way
23:00Manchester, Airport4h35 03:35Glasgow, Buchanan
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£191One-way

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Sat
24 Jul
£71Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
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Sun
25 Jul
£71Avanti West Coast
£17National Express
£123British Airways
Mon
26 Jul
£71Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
£245British Airways
Tue
27 Jul
£38Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
£260British Airways
Wed
28 Jul
£54Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
£307British Airways
Thu
29 Jul
£54Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
£241British Airways
Fri
30 Jul
£54Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
£240British Airways
Sat
31 Jul
£41Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
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Sun
1 Aug
£54Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£154British Airways
Mon
2 Aug
£57Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
£215British Airways
Tue
3 Aug
£26Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£155British Airways
Wed
4 Aug
£41Avanti West Coast
£7National Express
£133British Airways
Thu
5 Aug
£41Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£153British Airways
Fri
6 Aug
£47Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
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Sat
7 Aug
£41Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
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Sun
8 Aug
£47Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£92British Airways
Mon
9 Aug
£53First Transpennine Express
£7National Express
£157British Airways
Tue
10 Aug
£41Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£105British Airways
Wed
11 Aug
£17Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£130British Airways
Thu
12 Aug
£41Avanti West Coast
£7National Express
£173British Airways
Fri
13 Aug
£48Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
£197British Airways

Travel Information from Manchester to Glasgow

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£16 - £34
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £16 • 4 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £34 • 1 h 47 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 183 miles (295 km) by coach or train between Manchester and Glasgow. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 47 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £16. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Manchester to Glasgow.

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FAQs
How do you get from Manchester to Glasgow?

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

How many miles are between Manchester and Glasgow

The Manchester to Glasgow distance is approximately 183 miles (295 km).

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 most often depart from Manchester at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Glasgow at Glasgow, Buchanan.
  • Trains mostly depart from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Glasgow Central.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get 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 National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £16 with National Express from Manchester to Glasgow.
  • You can go to Glasgow from Manchester by train with Avanti West Coast. You'll see cheap train tickets for £34 with Avanti West Coast from Manchester to Glasgow on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Manchester to Glasgow?

Yes, there are direct routes from Manchester to Glasgow with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches to take to Glasgow with Megabus.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Glasgow tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.

Where should I go next after I travel from Manchester to Glasgow?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Manchester to Glasgow often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Edinburgh or Birmingham. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Manchester and Glasgow itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Glasgow and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets to Glasgow from Manchester online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip between Manchester and Glasgow, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £16 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £34 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Manchester and Glasgow online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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

The cheapest way from Manchester to Glasgow is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £16 compared to other travel options to Glasgow:

A coach is generally £18 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £34 from Manchester to Glasgow.

What is the fastest way to get to Glasgow from Manchester?

The fastest way to get to Glasgow from Manchester is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 47 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Glasgow by coach can take on average 4 h 5 min.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Glasgow
Manchester (Coach Station)
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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.
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.
Manchester Oxford Road
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Manchester 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.<br>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.