There are 6 ways to get from Glasgow to Trafford Centre by train, bus, 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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 48 min

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

$130 - $198

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 11 min

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

$25 - $30

4 alternative options

Train TransPennine Express  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly

$96 - $129

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Trafford Centre 213.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly from Glasgow, line 250 bus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  2. Take the line 250 bus from Trafford Bar to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station

$62 - $287

Bus to Edinburgh, fly  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN

$59 - $193

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Trafford Centre is to bus which costs £18 - £23 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Trafford Centre is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Trafford Centre is 183 miles. The road distance is 213.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Glasgow to Trafford Centre, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Trafford Centre station. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at intu Trafford Centre Bus Station via Manchester City Centre, Hart St (Tuc Museum). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 11 min.

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What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Trafford Centre, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Glasgow to Trafford Centre hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $190 and the journey takes 2 h 29 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Glasgow to Trafford Centre 3 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
Bus operators
National Express
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Trafford Bar to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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