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.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  7 h 7 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  •  8 h 58 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 / ...

$127 - $162

8 alternative options

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

$194 - $334

Train  •  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 train from Glasgow Queen Street to Arrochar & Tarbet

$186 - $326

Train TransPennine Express, bus  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inveruglas, Loch Sloy Power Station 914 / ...

$200 - $271

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 48 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 - $414

Fly Manchester to Edinburgh, bus  •  7 h 8 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 - $329

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  8 h 7 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 - $382

Train to East Midlands, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Glasgow (GLA) EMA - GLA
  3. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Inveruglas, Loch Sloy Power Station

$185 - $367

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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

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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, Hulme St (The Dancehouse), Manchester Oxford Road, Preston, Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, and Arrochar & Tarbet in around 7 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park via Manchester City Centre, Dickinson St (Hotel), Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, and Inveruglas, Loch Sloy Power Station in around 8 h 58 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
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
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
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
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
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 28 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 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
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $16
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
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
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express

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Trips to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park