Trains from Glasgow to Manchester

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The cheapest Trains

from Glasgow
to Manchester

Cheapest

30

Average

41

Showing times and prices for May 28

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Glasgow to Manchester will cost around € 41 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only € 30.

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09:06Glasgow Central3h 18m 12:24Manchester Piccadilly
30
1One-way
30 1One-way
2nd cheapest
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08:00Glasgow Central3h 15m 11:15Manchester Piccadilly
34
1One-way
34 1One-way
2nd cheapest
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09:40Glasgow Central3h 18m 12:58Manchester Piccadilly
34
1One-way
34 1One-way
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08:40Glasgow Central3h 18m 11:58Manchester Piccadilly
67
1One-way
67 1One-way

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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Mon
May 27
51 Virgin Trains
44 National Express
113 Flybe
Tue
May 28
30 First Transpennine Express
18 National Express
92 Flybe
Wed
May 29
33 First Transpennine Express
17 National Express
92 Flybe
Thu
May 30
30 First Transpennine Express
18 National Express
76 Flybe
Fri
May 31
44 First Transpennine Express
27 National Express
76 Flybe
Sat
Jun 1
40 First Transpennine Express
22 National Express
63 Flybe
Sun
Jun 2
84 Northern Rail
17 National Express
92 Flybe
Mon
Jun 3
30 First Transpennine Express
18 National Express
63 Flybe
Tue
Jun 4
19 First Transpennine Express
13 National Express
48 Flybe
Wed
Jun 5
19 First Transpennine Express
15 National Express
52 Flybe
Thu
Jun 6
30 First Transpennine Express
13 National Express
63 Flybe
Fri
Jun 7
34 Virgin Trains
27 National Express
53 Flybe
Sat
Jun 8
27 Virgin Trains
13 National Express
63 Flybe
Sun
Jun 9
44 First Transpennine Express
22 National Express
113 Flybe
Mon
Jun 10
30 Virgin Trains
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41 Flybe
Tue
Jun 11
23 Virgin Trains
15 National Express
53 Flybe
Wed
Jun 12
20 First Transpennine Express
13 National Express
53 Flybe
Thu
Jun 13
23 Virgin Trains
17 National Express
41 Flybe
Fri
Jun 14
34 Virgin Trains
17 National Express
76 Flybe
Sat
Jun 15
14 Virgin Trains
15 National Express
63 Flybe
Sun
Jun 16
41 Virgin Trains
13 National Express
33 Flybe

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The fastest trains

from Glasgow
to Manchester

Fastest Journey

3h 15m

Average

3h 17m

train per day

4

Distance

295 km

Showing times and prices for May 28

Of the 4 trains that leave Glasgow for Manchester every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 295 km distance in an average of 3h 17m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3h 15m .

The slowest trains will take 3h 18m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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08:00Glasgow Central3h 15m 11:15Manchester Piccadilly
34
1One-way
34 1One-way
2nd fastest
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08:40Glasgow Central3h 18m 11:58Manchester Piccadilly
67
1One-way
67 1One-way
2nd fastest
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09:40Glasgow Central3h 18m 12:58Manchester Piccadilly
34
1One-way
34 1One-way
2nd fastest
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09:06Glasgow Central3h 18m 12:24Manchester Piccadilly
30
1One-way
30 1One-way
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Journey Summary

Glasgow to Manchester Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 18 minutes
Train Ticket Price:28
Trains depart from:Glasgow
Trains arrive in:Manchester
Distance:295 km
TrainTrain Companies:First Transpennine Express, Virgin Trains, Northern Rail
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Best fares for trains from Glasgow to Manchester

This Weekend
This month
Next Month
Fri, May 31
Train
First Transpennine Express
08:063h 18m11:24
GlasgowManchester
Sat, Jun 1
Train
First Transpennine Express
08:073h 19m11:26
GlasgowManchester
Fastest Trains from Glasgow to Manchester
Sun, Jun 9
Train
First Transpennine Express
10:143h 12m13:26
GlasgowManchester
Sun, Jun 30
Train
First Transpennine Express
10:143h 12m13:26
GlasgowManchester
Mon, Jun 10
Train
Virgin Trains
07:003h 15m10:15
GlasgowManchester
Return Train Tickets for Manchester to Glasgow
Wed, May 29
Train
First Transpennine Express
08:263h 13m11:39
ManchesterGlasgow
Thu, May 30
Train
First Transpennine Express
08:263h 13m11:39
ManchesterGlasgow
Fri, May 31
Train
First Transpennine Express
10:263h 14m13:40
ManchesterGlasgow
Stations
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Glasgow
Manchester
TrainGlasgow Central

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Metro lines Argyle

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