How to get from Manchester to Glasgow

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from Manchester to Glasgow

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

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To get from Manchester to Glasgow on 24 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

13:00Manchester5h05 18:05Glasgow, Buchanan
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£91One-way
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13:00Manchester5h05 18:05Glasgow, Buchanan
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£91One-way
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02:45Manchester3h55 06:40Glasgow, Buchanan
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£151One-way
02:20Manchester, Airport4h20 06:40Glasgow, Buchanan
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£191One-way
09:30Manchester Oxford Road3h09 12:39Glasgow Central
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£381One-way

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Travel Information from Manchester to Glasgow

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£11 - £35
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £11 • 3 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £35 • 3 h 8 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or First Transpennine Express

Travel 183 miles (295 km) by coach or train from Manchester to Glasgow. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 8 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 journey are Megabus or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Manchester to Glasgow.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Glasgow

Travel to Glasgow easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Glasgow.
FAQs

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

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 generally £24 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £35 from Manchester to Glasgow.

The quickest way to travel from Manchester to Glasgow is by train, which takes on average 3 h 8 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h 55 min.

You should expect to travel around 183 miles (295 km) from Manchester to Glasgow.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Glasgow is:

  • 12 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Manchester, Coach Station to Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Glasgow Central.

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

  • You can travel to Glasgow from Manchester by coach with Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £11 with Megabus from Manchester to Glasgow.
  • You can travel by train to Glasgow from Manchester with First Transpennine Express, and you can find First Transpennine Express Manchester to Glasgow tickets for £35 on Omio.

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

  • You can travel directly by coach with National Express or Megabus with direct coaches per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with 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 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!

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 for this journey is on average £11 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £35 one way.

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.

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