Glasgow to Manchester bus

Cheap bus tickets from Glasgow to Manchester

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Cheapest

13

Average

22

The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Glasgow to Manchester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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01:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan4h30 05:30PMManchester
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131One-way
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11:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan5h00 04:00PMManchester
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131One-way
08:20AMGlasgow, Buchanan5h00 01:20PMManchester, Airport
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141One-way
08:20AMGlasgow, Buchanan4h30 12:50PMManchester
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141One-way
10:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan4h00 02:30AMManchester
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171One-way

Bus schedule from Glasgow to Manchester

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08:20AMGlasgow, Buchanan5h00 01:20PMManchester, Airport
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08:20AMGlasgow, Buchanan4h30 12:50PMManchester
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09:40AMGlasgow, Buchanan5h15 02:55PMManchester, Coach Station
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11:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan5h30 04:30PMManchester, Airport
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11:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan5h00 04:00PMManchester
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01:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan4h30 05:30PMManchester
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10:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan4h00 02:30AMManchester
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10:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan4h25 02:55AMManchester, Airport
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11:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan5h00 04:00AMManchester, Coach Station
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Bus times from Glasgow to Manchester

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Fastest Journey

4 h

Average

4 h 47 m

Buses per day

9

Distance

295 km

Of the 9 buses that leave Glasgow for Manchester every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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10:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan4h00 02:30AMManchester
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171One-way
2nd Fastest
10:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan4h25 02:55AMManchester, Airport
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341One-way
01:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan4h30 05:30PMManchester
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131One-way
08:20AMGlasgow, Buchanan4h30 12:50PMManchester
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141One-way
08:20AMGlasgow, Buchanan5h00 01:20PMManchester, Airport
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141One-way

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Overview: Bus from Glasgow to Manchester

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
durationAverage bus duration4 h 25 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$13 (€12)
frequencyBus frequency2 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 2 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersNational Express, Flixbus, Infobus or Megabus

Buses from Glasgow to Manchester cover the 183 miles (295 km) long route taking on average 4 h 25 min with our travel partners like National Express, Flixbus, Infobus or Megabus. Normally, there are 2 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $13 (€12), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $9 (€8). Travelers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

Bus providers: FlixBus and National Express from Glasgow to Manchester

Travel between Glasgow and Manchester from $9 (€8) with Omio’s bus partners FlixBus and National Express! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

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National Express

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

Glasgow to Manchester bus information with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 35 min
  • FlixBus frequency: 2 a day

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus from Glasgow to Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    Buses from Glasgow to Manchester

    National Express operates two direct buses from Glasgow to Manchester every day of the week. Passengers can also choose from a number of indirect options. Direct journeys between these Glasgow and Manchester take around five hours.

    Which bus companies travel from Glasgow to Manchester?

    Buses from Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station to Manchester bus Station are operated by National Express, the UK's leading bus service. National Express buses depart from Buchanan bus Station in Glasgow and arrive at Manchester bus Station. National Express offer both direct and indirect services, with direct services being significantly faster.

    How long is the bus from Glasgow to Manchester?

    Direct journeys on buses from Glasgow to Manchester take 5 hours or just over 5 hours. Indirect journeys with one change can take between 8 and 14 hours and may involve waiting time at Birmingham bus Station.

    How many buses are there from Glasgow to Manchester?

    National Express operates two direct buses per day from Glasgow to Manchester. The first daily bus departs Glasgow late morning and arrives late afternoon. The second daily bus service departs before midnight and arrives in Manchester in the early hours of the following morning. The two direct services operate at the same times of day, seven days a week. There are also a number of indirect buses departing Glasgow throughout the day, from early in the morning until late at night. Indirect journeys involve a change at Birmingham bus Station.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Glasgow to Manchester?

    Departure Station: National Express buses for Manchester depart from Glasgow's Buchanan Bus Station, the city's main bus and bus terminal. Facilities include toilets, left baggage, shops, cafe and an ATM. Located at the northern end of Glasgow's busy Buchanan Street, it is a five minute walk to the bus station from both centre of the city and from Glasgow Queen Street overground station.

    Arrival Station: buses from Glasgow arrive at Manchester bus Station, which is located in the heart of the city on Chorlton Street. The bus station has a cafe, toilet, ATM, ticket machines, charging points and a shop. From the bus station, it is a very short walk to the main Manchester shopping area and around an eight minute walk to Manchester Picadilly Station.

    Travel Tips: Bus to Manchester from Glasgow

    Travel Tips: Take the bus to Manchester 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 Glasgow to Manchester.
    FAQs
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Glasgow to Manchester buses for as little as $9 (€8)  in the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to purchase your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Glasgow to Manchester bus price to come in at an average of $13 (€12)  one way.
    The Glasgow to Manchester bus distance is approximately 183 miles (295 km).
    While the time it takes to travel 183 miles (295 km) to Manchester from Glasgow can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Glasgow to Manchester bus journey time is on average 4 h 25 min.

    There are a few bus stations in Glasgow to start your journey from including Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Hampden Park and Glasgow. In Manchester you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium.

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Glasgow Central   and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

    The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this trip, called Glasgow Central, is located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center of Glasgow.

    The most popular arrival bus station, Manchester, Coach Station, is located 0.2 miles (343 m) away from the city center of Manchester.

    When taking a bus from Glasgow to Manchester, you can count on National Express, Flixbus, Infobus or Megabus for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service from Glasgow to Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
    Yes, there are 2 direct buses between Glasgow and Manchester per day with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
    On average, there are 2 buses a day from Glasgow to Manchester. The bus times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The earliest bus for this route departs from Glasgow at 8: 30 AM. The last bus leaves from Glasgow at 11: 00 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Glasgow to Manchester and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    If you book the Glasgow to Manchester bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $13 (€12). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses from Glasgow to Manchester. Look out for bus tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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