The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Manchester to Glasgow is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 6 trains that leave Manchester for Glasgow every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Average train duration||3 h 15 min|
|Average train ticket price||€71 (€71)|
|Train providers||Transpennine Express, London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country, Northern Rail, Scotrail, Avanti West Coast or TransPennine Express Service|
Trains from Manchester to Glasgow cover the 295 km long route taking on average 3 h 15 min with our travel partners like Transpennine Express, London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country, Northern Rail, Scotrail, Avanti West Coast or TransPennine Express Service. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as €18, but the average price of train tickets is €71. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Glasgow Central.
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Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned train providers in the United Kingdom. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and regional trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern train journeys between Manchester and Glasgow. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.
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Trains from Manchester to Glasgow run fairly frequently. Usually, there's one train on this route every couple of hours at weekends and once per hour on weekdays. The journey takes over four hours in some cases, although the fastest journeys can be completed in just under three hours. Often, a change is required.
Usually, there are trains from Manchester to Glasgow every day. On weekdays, it's common to find trains on this route once every few hours. On weekends, trains may run every couple of hours. Passengers leaving Manchester early in the morning can board the first train of the day at around 6:30 a.m., arriving in Glasgow at about 10:40 a.m. In the evening, the last train departs at around 8:30 p.m. and arrives in Glasgow at just after midnight.
The precise journey time for trains from Manchester to Glasgow can vary depending on all sorts of factors. Some trains can complete the journey in just under three hours, while most take around 3.5 hours. Some take well over four hours, usually because they require a changeover in places like Warrington or Wigan.
Departure train station: Most trains on this route depart from Manchester Victoria, just 7 minutes' or so walk from the city centre. It has a range of facilities, such as ticket machines and a taxi rank.
Arrival train station: When arriving at Glasgow Central, passengers can use its range of amenities, such as baby-changing facilities and WiFi. It's situated in the middle of the city, 5 minutes' walk from the St Enoch subway station.
The main provider on this route is Avanti West Coast, formerly known as Virgin Trains. Avanti services have a range of journey lengths - not all trains from Manchester to Glasgow run by Avanti can complete the journey in the quick time of three hours. Changes are usually required on all of the services.
Trains from Manchester to Glasgow operated by Avanti West Coast are frequent, going either every hour or two. Normally, trains on this route aren't direct, and a changeover in Wigan or Warrington may be required. Journey durations range from three hours to well over four hours.
First-class seating on Avanti West Coast trains on this route offers benefits such free food and drink, WiFi, and extra legroom. In addition, luggage allowances are quite generous with Avanti, although passengers are asked to ensure that their luggage is not larger than 30 cm × 70 cm × 90 cm overall.
Travellers who are disabled can use the operator's passenger assist service, and passengers in wheelchairs are requested to give Avanti at least 24 hours notice for the best service. Two domestic pets can be brought on trains from Manchester to Glasgow at no additional charge, while cyclists can reserve a space for their bike for free.
Tickets for trains from Manchester to Glasgow don't have to be expensive. Passengers who are flexible with their travel dates often save because they can opt for cheaper tickets. The same goes for times, too: passengers who take trains from Manchester to Glasgow early in the morning or late at night are likely to save cash.
When taking the train from Manchester to Glasgow, you can choose to depart from train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. Your route can end in train stations such as Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow).
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Glasgow Central.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.6 miles (954 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Glasgow Central, located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre.
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