Travel from Manchester to Scotland

Train, bus or fly from Manchester to Scotland?

TransPennine Express operates a train from Manchester to Glasgow every 4 hours. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 3 hours 11 minutes. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Manchester to Glasgow 3 times a day. Tickets cost $21 - $27 and the journey takes 5 hours. Megabus UK also services this route 3 times a day.

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How to get from Manchester to Scotland

ModeDurationPrice
From Manchester Piccadilly train to Glasgow Central.3 h 11 min£81
From Manchester Oxford Road train to Preston then train to Glasgow Central.3 h 27 min£126
From Manchester bus to Glasgow.5 h£22
From Manchester rideshare to Glasgow.4 h 11 min£23
From Manchester drive to Glasgow.3 h 35 min£40
From Manchester Piccadilly train to Manchester airport, fly to Glasgow airport, then line 757 bus to Paisley.2 h 55 min£78
From Manchester Piccadilly train to Manchester airport, fly to Edinburgh airport, then tram to Edinburgh.2 h 52 min£65
From Manchester Piccadilly train to Manchester airport, fly to Aberdeen airport, then line 727 bus to Aberdeen.3 h 6 min£63
From Manchester Piccadilly train to Manchester airport, fly to Inverness airport, then line 11 bus to Inverness.3 h 11 min£85
From Manchester Victoria train to Leeds City Centre, Station Interchange (Leeds Railway Station Interchange), line 757 bus to Leeds Bradford airport, fly to Aberdeen airport, then line 727 bus to Aberdeen.4 h 23 min£114

How long does it take to get from Manchester to Scotland?

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

Is there a direct train between Manchester and Scotland?

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 hours 11 minutes.

Is there a direct bus between Manchester and Scotland?

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 5 hours.

Operators from Manchester to Scotland

OperatorPhoneWebsite
TransPennine Express+44 345 600 1671TransPennine Express
Virgin West Coast Trains0344 556 5650Virgin West Coast Trains
National Express+44 08717 818178National Express
BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
FlybeFlybe
Aer LingusAer Lingus
RyanairRyanair
McGills Bus Service08000 51 56 51McGills Bus Service
Edinburgh Trams0131 475 0177Edinburgh Trams
Stagecoach UKStagecoach UK
LoganairLoganair
Yorkshire Tiger0344 800 4411Yorkshire Tiger
Eastern AirwaysEastern Airways