There are 6 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Glasgow by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 5 min

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

$89 - $200

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Bus National Express  •  6 h 24 min

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

$23 - $28

4 alternative options

Bus Megabus UK  •  5 h 46 min

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

$34 - $61

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Glasgow 219.2 miles

$45 - $70

Line 101 bus, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Moss Side, Alexandra Park (Old Bus Depot) to Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West (RITZ)
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA

$61 - $290

Fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  4 h 2 min

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

$57 - $196

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Glasgow station. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Horton Rd and arriving at Buchanan Bus Station via Manchester City Centre, Portland St (Premier Inn) and Shudehill Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 46 min.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Glasgow is 187 miles. The road distance is 219.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Glasgow without a car is to train which takes 4 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Greater Manchester to Glasgow, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Glasgow is to train which takes 4 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Greater Manchester to Glasgow bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Glasgow station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Greater Manchester to Glasgow is 219 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to drive from Greater Manchester to Glasgow.

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Aer Lingus, easyJet, Ryanair and Flybe offer flights from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Glasgow.
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  • Distance: 186.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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

You can take a train from Greater Manchester to Glasgow via Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West (RITZ), Manchester Oxford Road, and Preston in around 4 h 5 min. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Greater Manchester to Glasgow twice daily. Tickets cost $29 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Bus operators
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Moss Side, Alexandra Park (Old Bus Depot) to Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West (RITZ)
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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