Manchester to Glasgow train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Manchester to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for Jun 17

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

3 h 10 m

Average

3 h 31 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

295 km

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to start from $57 with an average ticket price of $74.

The fastest train from Manchester to takes 3h 10m in comparison to an average duration of 3h 31m and covers a distance of 295 km.

7 trains that leave Manchester for every day with 2 travelling directly.

Cheapest
Transpennine Express
04:57AM3h25
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
08:22AMGlasgow Central (GLC)
$571One-way
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
07:25AM3h10
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
10:35AMGlasgow Central (GLC)
$601One-way
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
08:24AM4h15
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
12:39PMGlasgow Central (GLC)
$631One-way
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
05:55AM3h21
Deansgate (DGT)
09:16AMGlasgow Central (GLC)
$841One-way
1 transfer
Transpennine Express
08:53AM3h46
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
12:39PMGlasgow Central (GLC)
$1051One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Glasgow

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price$91 (€79)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersTransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, ScotRail, East Coast, Bus, CrossCountry or Northern Rail (3)

Trains from Manchester to Glasgow cover the 183 miles (295 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 4 min with our travel partners like TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, ScotRail, East Coast, Bus, CrossCountry or Northern Rail (3). Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $21 (€19), but the average price of train tickets is $91 (€79). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Glasgow Central.

Train providers: TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains and ScotRail from Manchester to Glasgow trains

You can travel by train from Manchester to Glasgow with TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains and ScotRail for as low as $24 (€21). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to Glasgow from Manchester. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

Train tickets from Manchester to Glasgow: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 23 €
2 weeks earlier 19 €21%
3 weeks earlier 20 €15%
1 month before 20 €15%
2 months earlier 20 €15%
3 months earlier 20 €15%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Manchester - Glasgow. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Manchester - Glasgow 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 15% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Manchester - Glasgow with 2 months in advance you save up to about 15% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 15%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

FAQs: Trains from Manchester to Glasgow

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester to Glasgow 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 Manchester to Glasgow.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Glasgow can start from as little as $21 (€19) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to Glasgow is $90 (€79); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester to Glasgow train time is 3 h 4 min   covering the 183 mile (295 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to Glasgow leaves at 4: 55 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to Glasgow leaves at 8: 39 PM.
Yes, there are 17 direct trains a day from Manchester to Glasgow with Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
For the route from Manchester to Glasgow you can take a train with TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, ScotRail, East Coast, Bus, CrossCountry or Northern Rail (3). Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Manchester and Glasgow on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 8: 39 PM.

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in Glasgow, you can end your trip in train stations like Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central or Glasgow Queen Street.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Glasgow Central, located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Glasgow from Manchester is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 4 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Manchester to Glasgow by train is October.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Glasgow from Manchester including taking a train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and Glasgow

Manchester
Glasgow
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your trip to Glasgow.
Amenities at station
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transit options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
Manchester AirportWifiShoppingParkingATMAccessibility
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ParkingParking
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Public transit options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
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ParkingParking
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Public transit options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
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ParkingParking
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Public transit options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)
Manchester Piccadilly, Victoria, Oxford Road or DeansgateAccessibility
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Manchester, Abraham Moss

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