There are 6 ways to get from Glasgow to Trafford Centre by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 2 min

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

$129 - $196

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Bus  •  5 h 40 min

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

$25 - $30

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Train TransPennine Express  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly

$95 - $128

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 34 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 12 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

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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 40 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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The best way to get from Glasgow to Trafford Centre without a car is to train which takes 4 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Glasgow to Trafford Centre, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Trafford Centre bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Trafford Centre is to train which takes 4 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Glasgow to Trafford Centre bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Trafford Centre is 214 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to drive from Glasgow to Trafford Centre.

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easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Trafford Centre.
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  • Distance: 183.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

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 twice daily. Tickets cost $20 - $26 and the journey takes 5 h.

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 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 50 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
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
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

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
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
19 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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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There are 755+ hotels available in Trafford Centre. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Glasgow Airport is to line 500 bus which takes 19 min and costs .

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