There are 9 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park 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, bus  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the bus from Anniesland Cross (Ancaster Drive) to Tarbet, Hotel 926 / ...

$196 - $350

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester to Glasgow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Tarbet, Hotel 926 / ...

$123 - $164

7 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Arrochar & Tarbet

$197 - $350

Train TransPennine Express, bus  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Tarbet, Hotel 926 / ...

$198 - $357

Bus Megabus UK  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M11
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Tarbet, Hotel 926 / ...

$135 - $196

Drive  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park 256.9 miles

$55 - $80

Fly Manchester to Glasgow, bus  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Inveruglas, Loch Sloy Power Station

$162 - $416

Fly Manchester to Edinburgh, bus  •  7 h 4 min

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

$158 - $331

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA
  3. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Inveruglas, Loch Sloy Power Station

$208 - $393

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland?

You can take a train from Greater Manchester to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park via Manchester City Centre, Oxford St/Gt Bridgewater St (Palace Theatre), Manchester Oxford Road, Preston, Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, and Arrochar & Tarbet in around 7 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park via Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Dickinson St (Hotel), St Peters Square (Manchester Metrolink), Shudehill (Manchester Metrolink), Shudehill Interchange, Buchanan Bus Station, and Tarbet, Hotel in around 8 h 42 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 50 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 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
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
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
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 Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $220
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $95
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Arrochar & Tarbet
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Anniesland Cross (Ancaster Drive) to Tarbet, Hotel
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Tarbet, Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Inveruglas, Loch Sloy Power Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Megabus UK

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Greater Manchester to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park?

The distance between Greater Manchester and Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is 347 km. The road distance is 411 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park?

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 4 h 24 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Greater Manchester to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park?

The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is to drive which takes 4 h 24 min and costs £35 - £60.

How long does it take to get from Greater Manchester to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park?

It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to get from Greater Manchester to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, including transfers.

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