Glasgow to Manchester train

Cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Feb 02

Cheapest

50

Average

60

The best way to find a cheap train 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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09:06AMGlasgow Central3h16 12:22PMManchester Oxford Road
0 transfers
501One-way
08:00AMGlasgow Central3h22 11:22AMManchester Oxford Road
1 transfer
581One-way
08:00AMGlasgow Central3h18 11:18AMManchester Victoria
1 transfer
631One-way
09:36AMGlasgow Central3h15 12:51PMDeansgate
1 transfer
631One-way
08:38AMGlasgow Central3h13 11:51AMDeansgate
1 transfer
631One-way

Train schedule from Glasgow to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, February 2
08:00AMGlasgow Central3h18 11:18AMManchester Victoria
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08:00AMGlasgow Central3h22 11:22AMManchester Oxford Road
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08:38AMGlasgow Central3h13 11:51AMDeansgate
1 transfer
09:06AMGlasgow Central3h16 12:22PMManchester Oxford Road
0 transfers
09:36AMGlasgow Central3h15 12:51PMDeansgate
1 transfer
09:45AMGlasgow Queen Street4h33 02:18PMManchester Victoria
2 transfers

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Fastest train times from Glasgow to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Feb 02

Fastest Journey

3 h 13 m

Average

3 h 29 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

295 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Glasgow for Manchester every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
08:38AMGlasgow Central3h13 11:51AMDeansgate
1 transfer
631One-way
09:36AMGlasgow Central3h15 12:51PMDeansgate
1 transfer
631One-way
09:06AMGlasgow Central3h16 12:22PMManchester Oxford Road
0 transfers
501One-way
08:00AMGlasgow Central3h18 11:18AMManchester Victoria
1 transfer
631One-way
08:00AMGlasgow Central3h22 11:22AMManchester Oxford Road
1 transfer
581One-way

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Overview: Train from Glasgow to Manchester

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price$95 (€82)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersTranspennine Express, Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway, Scotrail, Northern Rail, Cross Country or TransPennine Express Service

Trains from Glasgow to Manchester cover the 183 miles (295 km) long route taking on average 3 h 16 min with our travel partners like Transpennine Express, Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway, Scotrail, Northern Rail, Cross Country or TransPennine Express Service. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $95 (€82), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $95 (€82). Travelers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train providers: Northern Rail (3), CrossCountry and First TransPennine Express 3 from Glasgow to Manchester trains

You can travel by train from Glasgow to Manchester with Northern Rail (3), CrossCountry and First TransPennine Express 3 for as low as $95 (€82). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Northern Rail (3)
First TransPennine Express 3
CrossCountry

Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned train operating companies in the United Kingdom. The rail network in the UK has been run by over 20 train companies, but they work together as National Rail with coordinated fares and ticketing. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and commuter trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern train journeys between Glasgow and Manchester. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

    Looking for trains to Manchester from Glasgow? First TransPennine Express 3 is one of the best companies to travel with on the 183 miles (295 km) route from Glasgow to Manchester. As an official travel partner of First TransPennine Express 3, Omio quickly shows you the latest First TransPennine Express 3 train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Glasgow to Manchester routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable First TransPennine Express 3 train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to Manchester from Glasgow, you can quickly see if the First TransPennine Express 3 ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Glasgow - Manchester train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with First TransPennine Express 3!

      CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Glasgow to Manchester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

      Save time and money by searching for and booking your CrossCountry train from Glasgow to Manchester online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest CrossCountry train to Manchester from Glasgow, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current CrossCountry train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 183 miles (295 km) route from Glasgow to Manchester as well as ticket information for the train (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains to Manchester from Glasgow, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official CrossCountry Glasgow to Manchester train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

        Trains from Glasgow to Manchester

        Once great industrial cities of the Victorian era, Glasgow and Manchester have reinvented themselves as cultural and media powerhouses for the 21st century. The rail links established in the 19th century remain, allowing business and leisure travelers to take direct trains from Glasgow to Manchester seven days a week. Journey times from Scotland's largest city are around three hours and 15 minutes for the quickest services.  Departures range from very early morning to mid evening. Additional indirect trains with one change en route increase the journey options to Manchester.

        Which train companies travel from Glasgow to Manchester

        First Transpennine Express operates direct trains from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly. Indirect connections involve taking First Transpennine Express or Virgin Trains departures from Glasgow and changing at Carlisle, Lancaster, Wigan North Western or Preston for Northern Rail connections to Manchester.

        How long is the train from Glasgow to Manchester?

        The fastest services on the 216 mile route south from Glasgow to Manchester are First Transpennine Express direct trains, taking three hours and 14 minutes. The quickest indirect connections with Virgin Trains and Northern Rail via Preston only take a minute or two longer to reach Manchester.

        How many trains are there from Glasgow to Manchester?

        The First Transpennine Express timetable has direct trains from Glasgow to Manchester Piccadilly every two hours from early morning to just after 7:00 p.m. Indirect services run roughly every half hour from very early morning to midday, then at least once an hour in the afternoon until mid evening. Sunday schedules offer less frequent services, no early morning departures from Glasgow and longer journey times on some routes.

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

        Departure train station: Glasgow Central Station is situated in the city center, with Subway connections available from nearby St Enoch and bus services stopping on Hope Street and Union Street. Station facilities include a food supermarket, news vendor, bakery, pharmacy, coffee bar and taxi stands.

        Arrival train station:Manchester Piccadilly Station is situated in the center of Manchester, with trams stopping by the main entrance and city bus routes stopping on London Road and Fairfield Street. The station concourse has a business lounge, a mini supermarket, pharmacy, vending machines, coffee shops, a news vendor, bakery, free WiFi and taxi stands.

        Travel Tips: Trains from Glasgow to Manchester

        Travel Tips: Travel by train 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 trains for as little as $95 (€82)  in the next 7 days.
        If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Glasgow to Manchester train price to come in at an average of $95 (€82)  one way.
        When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Glasgow to Manchester by train to be 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 train journey time is on average 3 h 16 min.

        When taking the train from Glasgow to Manchester, you can choose to depart from train stations like Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow). Your journey can end in train stations such as Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

        Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Glasgow Central   and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

        Passengers board their train most frequently from Glasgow Central and travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center to this train station.

        Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel approximately 0.6 miles (954 m) from the train station to the city center in Manchester.

        Take the Glasgow to Manchester train with Transpennine Express, Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway, Scotrail, Northern Rail, Cross Country or TransPennine Express Service. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route from Glasgow to Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
        Yes, you can look for direct trains from Glasgow to Manchester with Transpennine Express  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
        You can find trains between Glasgow and Manchester to cost on average $95 (€82) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Glasgow to Manchester train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

        Important Stations and Airports for this connection

        Glasgow
        Manchester
        Glasgow Central is the most popular Glasgow railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Glasgow for your trip to Manchester.
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        Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 09: 15 - 21: 30
        Public transit options for Glasgow Central
        Bus lines: 6, 7, 18, 21, 75, 263, 267, 500 Airport Express
        Train lines: West Coast Main Line, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, LNER, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper
        Location for Rail Replacement Services: Bus pick up / drop off on Gordon St.
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        Public transit options for Glasgow Queen Street
        Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stop on the bridge at Cathedral Street
        Metro: Interchange station for SPT Subway
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        Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Elmbank Gardens to the left of the station entrance
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        Public transit options for Queens Park (Glasgow)
        Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Victoria Road
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