Trains from Manchester to Glasgow

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Manchester to Glasgow

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08:47Manchester Piccadilly3h1211:59Glasgow Central
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09:26Manchester Piccadilly3h1312:39Glasgow Central
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11:26Manchester Piccadilly3h1414:40Glasgow Central
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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Flight
Wed
Aug 21
$59First Transpennine Express
$60National Express
$127Flybe
Thu
Aug 22
$34First Transpennine Express
$50National Express
$104Flybe
Fri
Aug 23
$45First Transpennine Express
$25National Express
$104Flybe
Sat
Aug 24
$45First Transpennine Express
$30National Express
$87Flybe
Sun
Aug 25
$45First Transpennine Express
$25National Express
$86Flybe
Mon
Aug 26
$50First Transpennine Express
$60National Express
$71Flybe
Tue
Aug 27
$30First Transpennine Express
$25National Express
$71Flybe
Wed
Aug 28
$22First Transpennine Express
$19National Express
$71Flybe
Thu
Aug 29
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$15National Express
$71Flybe
Fri
Aug 30
$45First Transpennine Express
$20National Express
$60Flybe
Sat
Aug 31
$38Virgin Trains
$17National Express
$60Flybe
Sun
Sep 1
$30First Transpennine Express
$19National Express
$60Flybe
Mon
Sep 2
$38First Transpennine Express
$17National Express
$47Flybe
Tue
Sep 3
$25First Transpennine Express
$17National Express
$38Flybe
Wed
Sep 4
$22First Transpennine Express
$15National Express
$60Flybe
Thu
Sep 5
$30First Transpennine Express
$19National Express
$60Flybe
Fri
Sep 6
$27First Transpennine Express
$17National Express
$87Flybe
Sat
Sep 7
$34Virgin Trains
$17National Express
$71Flybe
Sun
Sep 8
$42Virgin Trains
$15National Express
$47Flybe
Mon
Sep 9
$50First Transpennine Express
$18National Express
$46Flybe
Tue
Sep 10
$22First Transpennine Express
$15National Express
$38Flybe

The fastest trains

from Manchester
to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for Aug 22

Fastest Journey

3h 12m

Average

3h 12m

Trains per day

5

Distance

295 km

Of the 5 train that leave Manchester for Glasgow every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 295 km distance in an average of 3h 12m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 3h 12m .

The slowest train will take 3h 14m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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08:47Manchester Piccadilly3h1211:59Glasgow Central
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$831One-way
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09:47Manchester Piccadilly3h1212:59Glasgow Central
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$761One-way
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10:47Manchester Piccadilly3h1213:59Glasgow Central
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$951One-way
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09:26Manchester Piccadilly3h1312:39Glasgow Central
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$341One-way
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11:26Manchester Piccadilly3h1414:40Glasgow Central
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$941One-way

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Journey Summary

Manchester to Glasgow Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 15 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $40
Trains depart from:Manchester
Trains arrive in:Glasgow
Distance:295 km
TrainTrain Companies:First Transpennine Express, Virgin Trains

Trains from Manchester to Glasgow

Trains from Manchester to Glasgow run throughout the day, from early in the morning until the evening. The first train leaves around 8:00 a.m. trains run every hour until the last train of the day leaves after 8:00 p.m. There are some direct services, but most have one or two changes; therefore journey times can take up to 3-4 hours. Trains between Manchester and Glasgow are run by First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail and Virgin.

Which train companies go from Manchester to Glasgow?

Trains from Manchester to Glasgow are operated by Northern Trains and Virgin Trains.

How long are the trains from Manchester to Glasgow?

The average journey time is 3 hours and 10 minutes, slower journeys can take up to 4 hours.

Are trains from Manchester to Glasgow direct?

This depends on the departure station you select in Manchester. Most trains departing from Manchester Oxford Road are direct. Those looking to start their journey at Deansgate or Victoria Station in Manchester will need to change at Preston station.

How can I save money on train tickets from Manchester to Glasgow?

Fares stay fairly similar, however, it is worth booking in advance, as prices fluctuate the closer it gets to the date of departure.

When are the first and last trains of the day from Manchester to Glasgow?

Trains from Manchester to Glasgow run throughout the day, from 08:00 a.m in the morning until 20:26 p.m at night, departing almost twice an hour throughout the day.

Where do trains from Manchester to Glasgow depart from and arrive to?

Trains from Manchester to Glasgow begin their journey in Manchester at Deansgate, Victoria, and Oxford Road Stations. Manchester's Metrolink light railroad services Manchester's rail stations between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m., as well as operating regular shuttles to and from Manchester Airport every 10 minutes. The station also features a cab rank, bike lock-up and bus stops.

Trains from Manchester to Glasgow service Glasgow's Central Station is the main rail station, located 5-10 minutes from the promenade and town centre. The town and surrounding areas are connected by a number of local and regional buses that call in or near to the station, which runs between 5:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. in peak season.

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Best fares for trains from Manchester to Glasgow

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Fri, Aug 23
Train
First Transpennine Express
10:263h 14m13:40
ManchesterGlasgow
Sat, Aug 24
Train
First Transpennine Express
08:263h 15m11:41
ManchesterGlasgow
Fastest Trains from Manchester to Glasgow
Sat, Aug 31
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Virgin Trains
07:473h 12m10:59
ManchesterGlasgow
Sat, Sep 7
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Virgin Trains
07:473h 12m10:59
ManchesterGlasgow
Mon, Aug 26
Train
First Transpennine Express
08:263h 13m11:39
ManchesterGlasgow
Return Train Tickets for Glasgow to Manchester
Fri, Aug 23
Train
First Transpennine Express
08:063h 18m11:24
GlasgowManchester
Sat, Aug 24
Train
First Transpennine Express
08:073h 19m11:26
GlasgowManchester
Sun, Aug 25
Train
First Transpennine Express
07:253h 24m10:49
GlasgowManchester

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Manchester
Glasgow
TrainManchester Oxford Road

Amenities

TrainManchester Piccadilly

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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
TrainManchester Victoria

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