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There are 8 ways to get from Manchester to Wemyss Bay by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 24m

  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 Central to Wemyss Bay

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Night bus, bus  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the night bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Glasgow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place 901 / ...

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Bus  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M11 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place 901 / ...

Drive  •  4h 9m

  1. Drive from Manchester to Wemyss Bay 247.3 miles

Fly Manchester to Glasgow  •  6h 22m

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

Train to Liverpool, fly to Glasgow  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool South Parkway
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Glasgow (GLA) LPL - GLA

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Inverkip

Manchester to Wemyss Bay by train and bus

The journey time between Manchester and Wemyss Bay is around 5h 52m and covers a distance of around 254 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 46m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 38m. Operated by Northern Rail, TransPennine Express Service, First ScotRail Service and others, the Manchester to Wemyss Bay service departs from Manchester Oxford Road and arrives in Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place. Typically 91 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 6m
Layover time:
1h 46m
Total time:
5h 52m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 38m
Journey distance:
254 miles
Services per week:
91
Cheapest price:
£76
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:05
Last service departs at:
23:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manchester to Wemyss Bay train and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Wemyss Bay is to night bus and bus which costs £14 - £18 and takes 7h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester to Wemyss Bay is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 4h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester to Wemyss Bay. However, there are services departing from Shudehill Interchange and arriving at Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 53m.

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The distance between Manchester and Wemyss Bay is 198 miles. The road distance is 247.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Wemyss Bay without a car is to train which takes 5h 24m and costs £70 - £300.

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It takes approximately 5h 24m to get from Manchester to Wemyss Bay, including transfers.

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Manchester to Wemyss Bay bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Shudehill Interchange station.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Wemyss Bay is to train which takes 5h 24m and costs £70 - £300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £30 and takes 6h 53m, you could also fly, which costs £25 - £170 and takes 6h 22m.

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There is no direct flight from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 50m and has one stopover.

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Manchester to Wemyss Bay bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, arrive at Wemyss Bay, Forbes Place station.

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Map of how to get from Manchester to Wemyss Bay.
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  • Distance: 198.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 24m

What companies run services between Manchester, England and Wemyss Bay, Scotland?

You can take a train from Manchester to Wemyss Bay via Preston, Glasgow Central, Wemyss Bay, and Wemyss Bay Station in around 5h 24m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester to Wemyss Bay via Buchanan Bus Station in around 6h 53m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £240
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £240
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Isle Of Man, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove), Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove), London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £400
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£90 - £400
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £400
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£230 - £700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£11 - £140
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£17 - £130
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £410
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£230 - £700
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£180 - £650
Train operators
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£12 - £16
Anytime Day 1st Class
£15 - £21
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £22
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£8 - £12
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £22
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £90
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£7 - £20
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£15 - £20
Train from Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £20
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£15 - £20
Train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £29
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £29
Train from Glasgow Central to Inverkip
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £18
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £18
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £120
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £23
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£15 - £23
Bus operators
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
Night bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester to Wemyss Bay is 247 miles. It takes approximately 4h 9m to drive from Manchester to Wemyss Bay.

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Aer Lingus, Ryanair, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 86+ hotels available in Wemyss Bay. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Manchester Airport is to train which takes 23 min and costs £5 - £17.

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