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There are 8 ways to get from Milngavie to Manchester by train, bus, night 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  •  4h 28m

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

£69 - £279

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the night bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

£11 - £15

6 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange M11

£16 - £27

Drive  •  3h 45m

  1. Drive from Milngavie to Manchester 223.4 miles

£30 - £50

Fly Glasgow to Manchester  •  5h 44m

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

£20 - £230

Fly Glasgow to Liverpool, train  •  6h 26m

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

£27 - £178

Fly Glasgow to Birmingham, train  •  6h 21m

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

£47 - £273

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Birmingham, train  •  6h 44m

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

£59 - £280

Milngavie to Manchester by train and walk

The journey time between Milngavie and Manchester is around 3h 59m and covers a distance of around 231 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 35m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express Service and others, the Milngavie to Manchester service departs from Milngavie and arrives in Manchester Oxford Road. Typically 90 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 59m
Fastest journey time:
3h 35m
Journey distance:
231 miles
Services per week:
90
Cheapest price:
£69
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:06
Last service departs at:
19:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milngavie to Manchester train and walk schedules

Milngavie → Manchester
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The cheapest way to get from Milngavie to Manchester is to night bus which costs £11 - £16 and takes 6h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Milngavie to Manchester is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milngavie to Manchester. However, there are services departing from Milngavie, Keystone Avenue and arriving at Shudehill Interchange via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milngavie to Manchester. However, there are services departing from Milngavie and arriving at Manchester Oxford Road via Glasgow Central and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 28m.

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It is 190 miles from Milngavie to Manchester. It is approximately 223.4 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Milngavie to Manchester without a car is to train which takes 4h 28m and costs £65 - £280.

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It takes approximately 4h 28m to get from Milngavie to Manchester, including transfers.

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Milngavie to Manchester bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Milngavie to Manchester train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Milngavie to Manchester is to train which takes 4h 28m and costs £65 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £28 and takes 6h 24m, you could also fly, which costs £20 - £230 and takes 5h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Milngavie to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 190.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 28m

What companies run services between Milngavie, Scotland and Manchester, England?

You can take a train from Milngavie to Manchester via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level, Glasgow Central, and Preston in around 4h 28m. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange once daily. Tickets cost £14 - £24 and the journey takes 4h 50m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£85 - £240
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £240
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£85 - £280
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £280
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£140 - £420
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£35 - £150
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £460
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
£9 - £110
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£9 - £110
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£11 - £110
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£16 - £130
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£240 - £390
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Liverpool via Derry
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £800
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £650
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £210
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £430
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
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 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £120
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £90
Train from Preston to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £22
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£8 - £12
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £22
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
47 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 Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£16 - £24
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£16 - £24
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
38 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
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
43 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
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £24
Website
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 Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 55m and has one stopover.

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Milngavie to Manchester bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Shudehill Interchange station.

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Milngavie to Manchester train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Manchester Oxford Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milngavie to Manchester is 223 miles. It takes approximately 3h 45m to drive from Milngavie to Manchester.

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Jet2.com, Lufthansa, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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