|Distance||183 miles (295 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 17 min|
|Average train ticket price||$72 (€58)|
|Train frequency||10 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||First Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast|
Trains from Glasgow to Manchester cover the 183 miles (295 km) long route taking on average 3 h 17 min with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $56 (€46), but the average price of train tickets is $72 (€58). Travelers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of the Glasgow train stations to Manchester you can start your journey from include Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow). Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Manchester include Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Glasgow Central and arriving in Manchester Piccadilly.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Glasgow Central and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 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 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Manchester.
Here are some other resources that might have the information you need