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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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 15 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$40|
|Trains depart from:||Manchester|
|Trains arrive in:||Glasgow|
|Train Companies:||First Transpennine Express, Virgin Trains|
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.
Trains from Manchester to Glasgow are operated by Northern Trains and Virgin Trains.
The average journey time is 3 hours and 10 minutes, slower journeys can take up to 4 hours.
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.
Fares stay fairly similar, however, it is worth booking in advance, as prices fluctuate the closer it gets to the date of departure.
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.
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.