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Glasgow to Manchester

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How to get from Glasgow to Manchester?

We are suggesting 10 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Glasgow Manchester. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Glasgow Manchester

For your trip from Glasgow (Scotland, United Kingdom) to Manchester (England, United Kingdom) with a distance of 183 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The train Glasgow Manchester is a direct bound.
Trains of First TransPennine Express to Manchester leave from Glasgow Central railway station in Glasgow. Arrival in Manchester will take place at Manchester Piccadilly station (0.3 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Glasgow-Manchester that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of MegaBus or National Express in Glasgow. The bus will drop you off at Manchester bus station (0.2 mi from Manchester, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Glasgow bus station (0.3 mi from Glasgow) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Manchester.
The direct flight Glasgow > Manchester will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Glasgow and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Glasgow International GLA airport, 6.8 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Manchester (Manchester International airport, IATA code: MAN) operated by FlyBE.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Glasgow-Manchester.

Which carriers to travel between Glasgow and Manchester?

Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Glasgow-Manchester (183.9 mi)
Railway companies
Virgin Trains provides a rail connection Glasgow-Preston with the train from Glasgow Central railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Preston at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
First TransPennine Express transports passengers on a rail line from Glasgow to Manchester with the train which leaves Glasgow Central station to arrive at Manchester Piccadilly railway station (England United Kingdom)
ScotRail operates the train journey Glasgow-Hamilton with the train from Glasgow Central railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Chatelherault at arrival (1.3 mi from centre)
Northern Rail provides a rail connection from Preston to Manchester with the train which leaves Preston station to arrive at Manchester Piccadilly railway station (England United Kingdom)
Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Glasgow in Glasgow and to the one of Manchester (England United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Glasgow (serving Glasgow bus station at 0.3 mi from centre) and the city of Manchester where the coach will drop you off at Manchester station situated at about 0.2 mi from Manchester city centre.
FlyBE carries out a flight from Glasgow International GLA airport situated 6.8 mi away from the city centre of Glasgow to Manchester (arrival at Manchester International MAN airport)

Stop cities from Glasgow or cities to visit near Manchester

When travelling from Manchester to Glasgow by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Preston located at 27 mi from Manchester, Hamilton 11 mi away from Glasgow (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Manchester or back to Glasgow, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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