There are 10 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.

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Train, bus  •  6 h 43 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 / ...

$184 - $326

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Glasgow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inveruglas, Loch Sloy Power Station 914 / ...

$128 - $162

8 alternative options

Train, bus via Inveruglas, Loch Sloy Power Station  •  7 h 10 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 Buchanan Bus Station to Inveruglas, Loch Sloy Power Station 914 / ...

$196 - $337

Train  •  7 h 34 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 Dalmuir to Arrochar & Tarbet

$186 - $327

Bus Megabus UK  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M11
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inveruglas, Loch Sloy Power Station 914 / ...

$139 - $195

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 59 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

$156 - $415

Fly Manchester to Edinburgh, bus  •  6 h 50 min

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

$162 - $330

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  8 h 16 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

$197 - $377

Fly Manchester to Inverness, bus  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Inverness (INV) MAN - INV
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital)
  3. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inveruglas, Loch Sloy Power Station

$202 - $409

Questions & Answers

The distance between Greater Manchester and Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is 217 miles. The road distance is 256.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to get from Greater Manchester to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is to train which takes 7 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 34 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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Yes, the driving distance between Greater Manchester to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is 257 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to drive from Greater Manchester to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

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

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There are 248+ hotels available in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.
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  • Distance: 216.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 43 min

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, Whitworth St West (RITZ), Manchester Oxford Road, Preston, Glasgow Central, Glasgow Central Low Level, Dalmuir, and Arrochar & Tarbet in around 7 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park via Manchester City Centre, Portland St (Premier Inn), Shudehill, Mayes St (Property 97), Shudehill Interchange, Buchanan Bus Station, and Inveruglas, Loch Sloy Power Station in around 8 h 34 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
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
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
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
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
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
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dalmuir to Arrochar & Tarbet
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inveruglas, Loch Sloy Power Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
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
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital)
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inveruglas, Loch Sloy Power Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital)
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22
Website
shielbuses.co.uk

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