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There are 7 ways to get from Glasgow to Salford Central Station by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western

£68 - £276

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the rideshare from Glasgow to Manchester 216.4 miles

£13 - £35

5 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange M11

£14 - £24

Night train  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the night train from Glasgow Central to Bolton

£60 - £95

Drive  •  3h 32m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Salford Central Station 216.3 miles

£30 - £50

Fly to Manchester  •  6h 10m

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

£23 - £232

Fly to Liverpool, train  •  5h 58m

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

£26 - £182

Glasgow to Salford Central Station by train

The train journey time between Glasgow and Salford Central Station is around 3h 26m and covers a distance of around 224 miles. The fastest train normally takes 3h 15m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express Service and Northern Rail, the Glasgow to Salford Central Station train service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Salford Central. Typically 109 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 26m
Fastest train time:
3h 15m
Train distance:
224 miles
Trains per week:
109
Cheapest price:
£68
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:26
Last train departs at:
20:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Salford Central Station train schedules

Glasgow → Salford Central Station
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Salford Central Station is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Salford Central Station is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 31 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Salford Central Station is to rideshare which costs £13 - £35 and takes 4h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Salford Central Station is to train which costs £65 - £280 and takes 3h 28m.

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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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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Salford Central Station. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Salford Central via Wigan Wallgate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 28m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Salford Central Station is 184 miles. The road distance is 216.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Salford Central Station without a car is to train which takes 3h 28m and costs £65 - £280.

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It takes approximately 3h 28m to get from Glasgow to Salford Central Station, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Salford Central Station bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Glasgow to Salford Central Station train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Salford Central Station is to train which takes 3h 28m and costs £65 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £24 and takes 5h 6m, you could also fly, which costs £23 - £240 and takes 6h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Salford Central Station.
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  • Distance: 184.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 28m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Salford Central Station, England?

Avanti West Coast operates a train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western hourly. Tickets cost £75 - £270 and the journey takes 2h 35m. TransPennine Express Service also services this route once daily. 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 55m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £240
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Newquay
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£90 - £240
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £280
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £280
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£140 - £420
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £410
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Exeter
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£180 - £700
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Derry
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£240 - £390
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £220
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£60 - £95
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£23 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£45 - £70
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £95
Night train from Glasgow Central to Bolton
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£60 - £95
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£24 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£45 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £95
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £23
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £19
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
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 55m and has one stopover.

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

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Glasgow to Salford Central Station train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Wigan North Western station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Salford Central Station is 216 miles. It takes approximately 3h 32m to drive from Glasgow to Salford Central Station.

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Loganair, Blue Islands Limited, Lufthansa and four other airlines offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 366+ hotels available in Salford Central Station. Prices start at £75 per night.

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

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