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Manchester to Glasgow

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How to travel from Manchester to Glasgow ?

Trip Manchester Glasgow

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

You've chosen Glasgow as a destination for your next holidays or weekend but you don't know how to get there from Manchester and how to find the best Manchester to Glasgow transport deals? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling, flights and trains in a single search. Just enter your travel dates to Glasgow then Vivanoda will do the rest. Finally, use the filters and sorting options to refine the results.

You'll mainly use the trains, flights, carpooling and buses of First TransPennine Express, National Express, Northern Rail, CrossCountry, East Coast, Virgin Trains, Blablacar or MegaBus to reach Glasgow.

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

Manchester to Glasgow bus

There is a direct connection by intercity coach between Manchester and Glasgow.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Manchester and Glasgow and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. That's why we give you some arguments that might convince you to board a bus to Glasgow.

  • With very cheap prices, it is almost impossible for train or carpooling companies operating between Manchester and Glasgow to offer cheaper fares.
  • The fleet of National Express or MegaBus coaches is new and, therefore, greener than carpooling. Since the Manchester Glasgow road has already been built for a long time, buses don't require any additional infrastructure that distorts the landscape.
  • The presence of electrical outlets at your seat and USB ports will allow you to charge smartphone and laptop. You'll be able to spend all your time from Manchester to Glasgow watching a good movie, listening to music, and why not even working!
  • The modern buses that you take from Manchester to Glasgow are all comfortable, with toilets and reclining seats.

Which coach companies to travel between Manchester and Glasgow?

National Express and MegaBus are the coach companies operating the bus line Manchester Glasgow with direct service.

National Express Manchester GlasgowMegaBus Manchester Glasgow

Bus stops in Manchester

It is recommended that you arrive at the Manchester bus station between 15 and 30 minutes before the departure time, depending on the coach company. The name of the destination 'Glasgow' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Finally, present your ticket to the staff of MegaBus or National Express who will allow you to put your suitcases in the trunk and then board.

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Bus stops at arrival in Glasgow

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

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Train Manchester to Glasgow

Is there a direct train for the Manchester-Glasgow route?

Yes, it is possible to go from Manchester to Glasgow by train without making any changes. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Glasgow and there may be fewer direct trains from Manchester on certain days. To find the cheapest Manchester-Glasgow train ticket, we advise you to launch a search on Vivanoda with your travel dates.

Intercity train Manchester Glasgow

Intercity trains serve the most important cities along the Manchester-Glasgow route with an improved travel duration compared to regional trains.

Manchester Glasgow train companies

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

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Railway stations in Glasgow

  • Glasgow Central

Cheap flights from Manchester to Glasgow

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

  • It is highly recommended to book your Manchester Glasgow flight several weeks (or even months) in advance. This is one of the most important rule in airline industry: leisure travellers who are keen to pay less book early; business travelles are keen to pay more but book late.
  • Avoid weekends to fly to Glasgow and be flexible. Prices vary along the time depending many factors including the date and time of travel. So you'd better be able to have a 2- or 3-day flexibility to book your trip.

Which airlines fly from Manchester to Glasgow ?

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

Departure airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Arrival airport in Glasgow

  • GLA Glasgow International

Carpool from Manchester to Glasgow

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Manchester-Glasgow with other travellers looking for the same route. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

On the contrary to other means of transportation, carsharing doesn't provide to travellers a defined scheduled. So, you have more probabilities to find Manchester-Glasgow rides five days before your date of travel than three months. Good option for lastminute stay in Glasgow!

When you are about to book a Manchester-Glasgow ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

 
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