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Glasgow to Manchester

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1 suggested route to go from Glasgow to Manchester by flight, train, car, bus

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How to go from Glasgow to Manchester ?

Trip Glasgow Manchester

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance183 mi
Direct lineYes

You've chosen Manchester as a destination for your next holidays or weekend but you don't know how to get there from Glasgow and how to find the best Glasgow to Manchester transport deals? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

On Vivanoda, a unique travel planner that compares and combines flights, trains, carpooling and buses to go to Manchester from Glasgow, you'll save time and money! Fill in the date of your trip to Manchester and Vivanoda will display all the transport offers. Refine, filter, sort according to your travel preferences then select the Glasgow - Manchester offer that suits you best.

To reach your destination from Glasgow, you will travel with First TransPennine Express, National Express, Northern Rail, MegaBus, Virgin Trains, FlyBE, ScotRail or Blablacar by buses, carpooling, trains or flights.

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Glasgow to Manchester bus

If you are looking for a bus service from Glasgow to Manchester, you're lucky because there actually is a direct service.

You may still have doubts to get to Manchester by bus. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Manchester.

  • Unbeatable prices! On the Glasgow Manchester route, coach companies offer fares that are often much lower than train or carpooling.
  • The new buses used by National Express and MegaBus are greener than the use of carpooling and even more than your personal car. The road Glasgow Manchester is an already existing infrastructure shared with other vehicles. The landscape balance sheet is therefore neutral.
  • During the trip Glasgow Manchester, no need to worry about the autonomy of your smartphone or computer: electrical outlets in your seat (and USB ports) will prevent you from battery failure.
  • You will travel from Glasgow to Manchester on a modern and comfortable bus. Reclining seats with improved legroom and toilets provide the comfort you need to enjoy your time onboard.

What are the bus companies operating the Glasgow Manchester ?

Several bus companies serve the cities of Glasgow and Manchester with direct bus line: MegaBus and National Express.

MegaBus Glasgow ManchesterNational Express Glasgow Manchester

Departure bus stations in Glasgow

It is recommended that you arrive at the Glasgow bus station between 15 and 30 minutes before the departure time, depending on the coach company. To make sure of the bus destination, look at the front, 'Manchester' must be mentioned. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

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Bus stops at arrival in Manchester

As soon as the coach stops at Manchester, make sure that you leave nothing in your seat or forget your hold luggage.

  • Manchester

Train Glasgow to Manchester

Is it possible to go directly by train from Glasgow to Manchester?

Indeed, the cities of Manchester and Glasgow are linked with a direct train connection. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Manchester and there may be fewer direct trains from Glasgow on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Glasgow-Manchester train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Glasgow Manchester

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Glasgow and Manchester with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Glasgow Manchester train companies

The train company that operates this journey is First TransPennine Express.
First TransPennine Express Glasgow Manchester

Departure train stations in Glasgow

  • Glasgow Central

Arrival train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Cheap flights from Glasgow to Manchester

Here's a few tips that can be useful to help you get the best deals to fly from Glasgow to Manchester:

  • Book your Glasgow Manchester flight well in advance to get the best prices. Most of the time, this is the number one yield management rule: cheapest price are available long time before departure (this targets leisure customers who are used to booking early).
  • Avoid weekends to fly to Manchester and be flexible. Prices change all the time and are different one day to the next. Having some flexibility will be an important asset.

Which airlines operate the Glasgow to Manchester flights ?

This flight is scheduled by only one airline: FlyBE.
FlyBE Glasgow Manchester

Departure airport in Glasgow

  • GLA Glasgow International

Arrival airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Carpool from Glasgow to Manchester

Ridesharing is a new way of travelling allowing people to share Glasgow-Manchester car journeys with others. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. This means that when looking for Glasgow-Manchester rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). Good option for lastminute stay in Manchester!

When you book a ride between Glasgow Manchester, you'll set directly with the driver how he can pick you up. You can pay online, so you don't need to give any money to your driver.

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