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There are 9 ways to get from Glasgow to Manchester Piccadilly Station by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St

Train via Preston

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly

Bus via Shudehill Interchange

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Glasgow to Manchester

Drive

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Manchester Piccadilly Station

Fly to Manchester

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN)

Fly to Liverpool, train

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Liverpool (LPL)
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly

Glasgow to Manchester Piccadilly Station by train

The train journey time between Glasgow and Manchester Piccadilly Station is around 3h 19m and covers a distance of around 223 miles. The fastest train normally takes 3h 14m. Operated by TransPennine Express Service, the Glasgow to Manchester Piccadilly Station train service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Manchester Piccadilly. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
3h 19m
Fastest train time:
3h 14m
Train distance:
223 miles
Trains per week:
14
Cheapest price:
£65
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:24
Last train departs at:
17:09

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Manchester Piccadilly Station train schedules

Glasgow → Manchester Piccadilly Station
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to bus which costs £9 - £12 and takes 5h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to train which costs £65 - £100 and takes 3h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buchanan Bus Station station and arriving at Shudehill Interchange. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 15m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Manchester Piccadilly Station is 185 miles. The road distance is 217.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Manchester Piccadilly Station without a car is to train which takes 3h 15m and costs £65 - £100.

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The train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly takes 3h 15m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Glasgow to Manchester Piccadilly Station bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Glasgow to Manchester Piccadilly Station train services, operated by TransPennine Express Service, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to train which takes 3h 15m and costs £65 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus via Shudehill Interchange, which costs £14 - £24 and takes 5h 4m, you could also fly, which costs £17 - £160 and takes 4h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Manchester Piccadilly Station.
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  • Distance: 184.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 15m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Manchester Piccadilly Station, England?

TransPennine Express Service operates a train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly every 4 hours. Tickets cost £65 - £100 and the journey takes 3h 15m. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange once daily. Tickets cost £14 - £24 and the journey takes 4h 50m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £250
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £250
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £250
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Birmingham, Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via London Stansted, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
£85 - £300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£11 - £140
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Prague
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£75 - £150
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£250 - £550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £410
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £100
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£25 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £100
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £90
Train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £23
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£8 - £13
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £23
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£12 - £16
Anytime Day 1st Class
£15 - £21
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £23
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£15 - £23
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £24
Website
Megabus 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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£13 - £35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 45m and has one stopover.

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Glasgow to Manchester Piccadilly Station bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Shudehill Interchange station.

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Glasgow to Manchester Piccadilly Station train services, operated by TransPennine Express Service, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Manchester Piccadilly Station is 218 miles. It takes approximately 3h 33m to drive from Glasgow to Manchester Piccadilly Station.

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Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Jet2.com and four other airlines offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 372+ hotels available in Manchester Piccadilly Station. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Glasgow and Manchester Piccadilly Station. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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