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Cheap bus tickets and times from Glasgow to Manchester

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Fastest Journey

3 h 55 m


4 h 49 m

Buses per day



295 km

Cheap bus tickets from Glasgow to Manchester start from $18 with an average ticket price of $19.

The fastest bus from Glasgow to Manchester takes 3h 55m in comparison to an average duration of 4h 49m and covers a distance of 295 km.

11 buses leave Glasgow for Manchester every day with 11 travelling directly.

Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
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Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
04:00PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
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Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
12:20PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
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Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
01:50PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
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Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
03:30PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
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Overview: Bus from Glasgow to Manchester

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 55 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$22 (€20)
frequencyBus frequency7 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 7 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersMegabus, National Express, FlixBus or Virgin Trains

Buses from Glasgow to Manchester cover the 183 miles (295 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 55 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express, FlixBus or Virgin Trains. Normally, there are 7 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $11 (€10), but the average price of bus tickets is $22 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

Bus companies: Megabus, National Express and FlixBus from Glasgow to Manchester

Travel to Manchester from Glasgow from $11 (€10) with Omio’s bus partners Megabus, National Express and FlixBus! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Glasgow - Manchester bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

National Express from Glasgow to Manchester bus information:

  • Average Duration: 5 h
  • Cheapest Price: $51

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.

FAQs: Bus from Glasgow to Manchester

FAQs: Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Glasgow to Manchester.
Cheap bus tickets from Glasgow to Manchester can start from as little as $11 (€10) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Glasgow to Manchester is $22 (€20); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Glasgow to Manchester bus travel time is 3 h 55 min   for the 183 mile (295 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Glasgow to Manchester leaves at 7: 00 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Glasgow to Manchester leaves at 10: 50 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Glasgow to Manchester without having to change trains with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. There are 7 direct buses from Glasgow to Manchester each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best Glasgow to Manchester bus to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Megabus, National Express, FlixBus or Virgin Trains. However, it's always good to check all possible bus providers with services to Manchester from Glasgow to compare what amenities they may offer.

When departing from Glasgow, you have various bus station options to start your journey from including Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Hampden Park and Glasgow, Bothwell Street / Blythswood Street (University). When arriving in Manchester, you can end your journey in bus stations like Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Airport and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Manchester, Coach Station, located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Manchester from Glasgow is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 55 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Glasgow to Manchester by bus is May.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Manchester from Glasgow including taking a train or bus.

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