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Trains Manchester to Glasgow: Times, Prices and Tickets

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A$ 130.72

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From A$ 185.39
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Planning to travel from Manchester to Glasgow? Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start - but that's where Virail comes in. Our powerful search engine will explore all the options available for your trip, combing through more than 2000 transport companies all over the globe. All you have to do is enter your travel dates. In an instant, we'll show you a thorough list of possible routes, with all the information you need to make your decision. Choose from buses, trains, and more, connecting or direct, one-way or round trip - whatever you prefer. When you see your results, select your chosen option and Virail will redirect you to the provider's website, where you can complete your booking. Let us do the legwork for you, and you can just sit back and enjoy your trip.

How much does it cost to get from Manchester to Glasgow by train?

On average, a train ticket from Manchester to Glasgow will cost you A$ 188.17. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as A$ 130.72. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

Manchester to Glasgow by train

Best price A$ 171.96
Journey duration 1 h 42 min
Connections per day 24
First departure 17:26
Last departure 12:15
Distance 295 km
Departure Manchester
Arrival Glasgow
Carriers Nationalrail, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, Northern rail, East Midlands Railway, First transpennine express, Cross country, ScotRail, London North Eastern Railway, Tp, Vt, Transport For Wales

Ticket price Manchester - Glasgow every day

In 2 days
A$ 185.39
A$ 19.44
In 3 days
A$ 84.66
In 4 days
In 5 days
A$ 215.72
A$ 19
In 6 days

Route Summary by Train

Minimum price
A$ 130.72
Maximum price
A$ 151,137.26

Manchester - Glasgow


Best prices for the month

Cheapest tickets for

By Train

A$ 192.77

Monday, August 15th 2022
Transpennine Express-logo
Glasgow Central - Manchester Piccadilly
13:09 - 16:24
Transpennine Express
3h 15min
CO2: 0.85kg
By Bus

A$ 19.44

Sunday, August 21st 2022
Manchester Shudehill Interchange (Stand G) - Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station
13:00 - 18:05
5h 5min
CO2: 10.39kg

How long will it take me to travel from Manchester to Glasgow by train?

The journey from Manchester to Glasgow covers a distance of 296 km. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 1 h 35 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 3 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Manchester to Glasgow faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

At what time of the day can I travel from Manchester to Glasgow?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Manchester at 14:50, and the last departure will leave at 12:15. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Manchester to Glasgow can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

Which stations can I use on the Manchester to Glasgow route?

You will be able to leave Manchester by using stations such as Manchester Piccadilly [ MAN ], Manchester Airport [ MIA ], Manchester Oxford Road [ MCO ], Bolton, Deansgate, Manchester Oxford Road, Lancaster, Manchester Piccadilly, Stockport and Glasgow Central. These connect you to stations including Glasgow Central [ GLC ], Manchester Victoria, Trafford Park, Glasgow Central, Stockport, Manchester Oxford Road, Warrington Bank Quay, Lancaster, Manchester Piccadilly and Edimburgo Waverley in Glasgow. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Manchester or in Glasgow, for your convenience while traveling.

How many journeys from Manchester to Glasgow are there every day?

The route from Manchester to Glasgow is served by providers including Nationalrail, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, Northern rail, East Midlands Railway, First transpennine express, Cross country, ScotRail, London North Eastern Railway, Tp, Vt and Transport For Wales. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 78 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Manchester 23 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Manchester to Glasgow, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 23 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 0 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors.


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