There are 10 ways to get from Manchester to Scotland by train, bus, rideshare, 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  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central

$90 - $130

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester to Glasgow National Express / ...

$19 - $55

8 alternative options

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 26 min

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

$86 - $198

Rideshare  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Manchester to Glasgow 216.8 miles

$25 - $35

Drive  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Manchester to Glasgow 218.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Manchester to Edinburgh  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI

$48 - $184

Fly Manchester to Glasgow  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA

$52 - $281

Fly Manchester to Inverness  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Inverness (INV) MAN - INV

$72 - $242

Fly Manchester to Aberdeen  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Aberdeen (ABZ) MAN - ABZ

$46 - $151

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Aberdeen  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Aberdeen (ABZ) LBA - ABZ

$95 - $334

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Scotland is to bus which costs £14 - £40 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester to Scotland is to fly which takes 2 h 49 min and costs £35 - £220.

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The distance between Manchester and Scotland is 386 km. The road distance is 350 km.

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The train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central takes 3 h 11 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manchester and arriving at Glasgow. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving at Glasgow Central. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 3 h 11 min.

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What companies run services between Manchester, England and Scotland?

TransPennine Express operates a train from Manchester to Glasgow every 4 hours. Tickets cost $90 - $130 and the journey takes 3 h 11 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Manchester to Glasgow 3 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min. Megabus UK also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
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 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 Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Manchester to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 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 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
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
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 Victoria to Leeds
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Bus operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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