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Manchester to Glasgow

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How to get from Manchester to Glasgow?

We are suggesting 7 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Manchester Glasgow. 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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  • Get prices, times and duration for the journey Manchester Glasgow by clicking on the 'Check prices' button and after entering your dates of departure and the number of passengers. Note that we are trying to get as many prices as we can from different online travel agencies, but sometimes it may not be possible.
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All modes of transport Manchester Glasgow

For your trip from Manchester (England, United Kingdom) to Glasgow (Scotland, 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 Manchester Glasgow is a direct bound.
Trains of First TransPennine Express to Glasgow leave from Manchester Piccadilly railway station in Manchester. Arrival in Glasgow will take place at Glasgow Central station (0.6 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Manchester-Glasgow that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of MegaBus or National Express in Manchester. The bus will drop you off at Glasgow bus station (0.3 mi from Glasgow, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Manchester bus station (0.2 mi from Manchester) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Glasgow.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Manchester-Glasgow.
The direct flight Manchester > Glasgow will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Manchester and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Manchester International MAN airport, 9.3 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Glasgow (Glasgow International airport, IATA code: GLA) operated by FlyBE.

Which carriers to travel between Manchester and Glasgow?

FlyBE carries out a flight from Manchester International MAN airport situated 9.3 mi away from the city centre of Manchester to Glasgow (arrival at Glasgow International GLA airport)
Railway companies
First TransPennine Express provides a rail connection Manchester-Glasgow with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Glasgow Central at arrival (0.6 mi from centre)
ScotRail transports passengers on a rail line from Hamilton to Glasgow with the train which leaves Hamilton Central station to arrive at Glasgow Central railway station (Scotland United Kingdom)
Bus companies
The bus company MegaBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Manchester in Manchester and to the one of Glasgow (Scotland United Kingdom)
National Express is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Manchester (serving Manchester bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Glasgow where the coach will drop you off at Glasgow station situated at about 0.3 mi from Glasgow city centre.
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Manchester-Glasgow (183.9 mi)

Stop cities from Manchester or cities to visit near Glasgow

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