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Train Information to Manchester from Glasgow

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price$72 (€58)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersFirst 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.

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.

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Trains from Glasgow to Manchester
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
How much does a cheap train between Glasgow and Manchester cost?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Glasgow to Manchester for the next 7 days starting from $56 (€46)  one way.
What is the price of a train ticket between Glasgow and Manchester?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Glasgow to Manchester train to cost on average $72 (€58)  one way.
What is the distance from Glasgow to Manchester by train?
The train distance from Glasgow to Manchester is around 183 miles (295 km).
How long is a train to Manchester from Glasgow on average?
The Glasgow to Manchester train duration is on average 3 h 17 min, which is to be expected when traveling 183 miles (295 km) between Glasgow and Manchester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Which train station from Glasgow to Manchester do I depart from? Which Manchester train station from Glasgow do I arrive in?

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.

Where is the Glasgow train station located? Where is the Manchester train station located?

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.

Which train companies should I travel with from Glasgow to Manchester?
If you're looking for trains from Glasgow to Manchester, you can rely on First Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast to get you to Manchester. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Glasgow to Manchester journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there from Glasgow to Manchester a day?
The average number of trains departing Glasgow for Manchester is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Glasgow to Manchester? What time is the last train from Glasgow to Manchester?
You can take the earliest train from Glasgow to Manchester at 7: 36 AM   or take the last train from Glasgow to Manchester leaving at 11: 33 AM. Look for the latest Glasgow to Manchester train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets between Glasgow and Manchester for the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this route and save money. If you purchase train tickets between Glasgow and Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $72 (€58) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Glasgow to Manchester a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 09: 15 - 21: 30
Connections to/from station
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