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There are 10 ways to get from Glasgow to Le Mans by train, night bus, bus, bus and ferry, car, car ferry, car train or plane

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Train  •  10h 58m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Le Mans Tgv / ...

€314 - €1000

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  20h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris 802 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Le Mans

€50 - €77

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Night bus, bus, train  •  19h 38m

  1. Take the night bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M11
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Le Mans Tgv / ...

€98 - €146

Drive, car ferry  •  15h 1m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Le Mans

€133 - €231

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  12h

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Le Mans

€280 - €341

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Nantes, train  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Nantes (NTE) EDI - NTE
  3. Take the train from Nantes to Le Mans

€82 - €187

Fly Glasgow to Paris CDG, train  •  7h 22m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Paris CDG (CDG) GLA - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Le Mans

€151 - €399

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Paris CDG (CDG) EDI - CDG
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Le Mans

€131 - €405

Fly Glasgow to Nantes, train  •  8h 49m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Nantes (NTE) GLA - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Le Mans

€128 - €386

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Paris Orly, train  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Paris Orly (ORY) EDI - ORY
  3. Take the train from Massy-TGV to Le Mans

€131 - €445

Glasgow to Le Mans by train and bus

The journey time between Glasgow and Le Mans is around 15h 11m and covers a distance of around 1311 km. The fastest journey normally takes 10h 33m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, London Buses, Eurostar and others, the Glasgow to Le Mans service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Le Mans. Typically 21 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
15h 11m
Fastest journey time:
10h 33m
Services per week:
21
Cheapest price:
€314
Carbon emissions:
70 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:33
Last service departs at:
18:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Le Mans train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Le Mans is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Le Mans is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Le Mans is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Le Mans is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £40 - £70 and takes 20h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Le Mans is to bus and fly and train which costs £70 - £170 and takes 7h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Le Mans. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Le Mans via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, London, Lille and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 50m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Le Mans is 926 km.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Le Mans without a car is to train which takes 10h 58m and costs £270 - £900.

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It takes approximately 10h 58m to get from Glasgow to Le Mans, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Le Mans bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Nantes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Glasgow to Le Mans bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Le Mans station.

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Le Mans is 1h ahead of Glasgow. It is currently 8:32 AM in Glasgow and 9:32 AM in Le Mans.

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  • Distance: 926 km
  • Duration: 10h 58m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Le Mans, France?

You can take a train from Glasgow to Le Mans via London Euston, Euston Station, St Pancras International, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, Gare Du Nord, Montparnasse 2 - Gare Tgv, and Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 in around 10h 58m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €310
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€110 - €240
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €330
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €240
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €290
Flights from Glasgow to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €140
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €140
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Glasgow to Nantes via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€70 - €280
Flights from Glasgow to Nantes via Belfast (Aldergrove), London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€75 - €290
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris Orly via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€90 - €190
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €330
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €240
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €260
Flights from Glasgow to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€140 - €430
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €310
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €320
Flights from Glasgow to Nantes via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €370
Flights from Glasgow to Nantes via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €750
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€21 - €85
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Nantes via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€280 - €900
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €50
Train from Nantes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €50
1st Class
€40 - €50
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €60
1st Class
€50 - €65
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€24 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €50
Train from Nantes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€22 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €50
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Nantes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Massy-TGV to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€46
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Scottish Citylink
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €70
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
€26 - €35
Car
€50 - €70

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