Manchester to Glasgow

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

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Trip Manchester Glasgow

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

How to get from Manchester to Glasgow?

We are suggesting 1 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:
  • Sort results depending on the mode of transportation (train, bus, carpooling, plane).
  • 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.
  • Locate cities of Manchester and Glasgow on a map as well as the route Manchester Glasgow and the different connecting points (Charing Cross (Glasgow) Railway Station, Glasgow Central Railway Station, Glasgow Coach Station, Glasgow International Airport, Manchester International Airport, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Manchester-Glasgow

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

Carpool from Manchester to Glasgow

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a Manchester-Glasgow ride. 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 Manchester-Glasgow rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). This is more a lastminute solution to go to Glasgow.

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.

  • 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!
  • Unbeatable prices! On the Manchester Glasgow route, coach companies offer fares that are often much lower than train or carpooling.
  • You are driven to Glasgow by professional and experienced drivers which inspires confidence and security!

What are the bus companies operating the Manchester Glasgow ?

The bus service between the city of Manchester and Glasgow is operating by multiple coach companies: National Express and MegaBus.

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. In general, the destination 'Glasgow' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Manchester

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.

  • Glasgow

Train Manchester to Glasgow

Manchester Glasgow train companies

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

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Railway stations in Glasgow

  • Glasgow Central

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.

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:

  • Don't wait the day before your trip to book the Manchester Glasgow flight as prices should be very high. 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 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

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)
Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Manchester in Manchester and to the one of Glasgow (Scotland United Kingdom)
MegaBus 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.
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)
East Coast transports passengers on a rail line from Edinburgh to Glasgow with the train which leaves Edinburgh Waverley station to arrive at Glasgow Central railway station (Scotland United Kingdom)
CrossCountry operates the train journey Edinburgh-Glasgow with the train from Edinburgh Waverley railway station (0.1 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Glasgow Central at arrival (0.6 mi from centre)
Northern Rail provides a rail connection from Carlisle to Glasgow with the train which leaves Carlisle station to arrive at Glasgow Central railway station (Scotland United Kingdom)
ScotRail transports passengers on a rail line Motherwell-Glasgow with the train from Motherwell railway station (0.5 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Glasgow Central at arrival (0.6 mi from centre)
Virgin Trains operates the train journey from Motherwell to Glasgow with the train which leaves Motherwell station to arrive at Glasgow Central railway station (Scotland United Kingdom)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Manchester-Glasgow (183.9 mi)
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