How to travel from Glasgow to Manchester

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from Glasgow to Manchester

You can get from Glasgow to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Glasgow to Manchester on May 29 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:20AMGlasgow, Buchanan4h30 12:50PMManchester
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11:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan5h00 04:00PMManchester
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08:20AMGlasgow, Buchanan5h00 01:20PMManchester, Airport
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10:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan4h00 02:30AMManchester
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11:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan5h30 04:30PMManchester, Airport
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Travel Information from Glasgow to Manchester

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$14 - $582
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $14 (€13) • 4 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $88 (€79) • 3 h 2 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus, British Airways or Avanti West Coast

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 183 miles (295 km) between Glasgow and Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 2 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $14 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Megabus, British Airways or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Glasgow to Manchester.

How to get from Glasgow to Manchester

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Glasgow to Manchester, 80,37% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Glasgow to Manchester and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Glasgow to Manchester

Travel 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.

There are 3 ways to get from Glasgow to Manchester: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Manchester from Glasgow is by taking a bus with an average price of $14 (€13).

This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A bus is generally $567 (€509) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $582 (€522) from Glasgow to Manchester.

Taking a bus is about $73 (€66) less than taking a train, which costs on average $88 (€79) for this route.

The fastest way from Glasgow to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 2 min.

There are alternative travel options to Manchester that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 4 h.

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You should expect to travel around 183 miles (295 km) between Glasgow and Manchester.

The average frequency per day from Glasgow to Manchester is:

  • 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Manchester from Glasgow as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Glasgow to Manchester:

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Glasgow to Manchester depart from Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station to Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Glasgow International Airport and arrive in Manchester Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Glasgow to Manchester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Megabus for buses to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus Glasgow to Manchester tickets on Omio for $14 (€13).
  • British Airways can get you to Manchester by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with British Airways from Glasgow to Manchester for $582 (€522) on Omio.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast Glasgow to Manchester tickets on Omio for $88 (€79).

Yes, there are direct services available from Glasgow to Manchester with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 10 direct trains per day with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Manchester as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Manchester from Glasgow.

Many of our customers traveling from Glasgow to Manchester don't make Manchester their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Manchester are London, Liverpool or Edinburgh, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Manchester to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Glasgow to Manchester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $14 (€13) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $582 (€522) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $88 (€79) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Glasgow to Manchester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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