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There are 7 ways to get from Milngavie to Manchester by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Preston  •  4h 1m

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

£66 - £158

Cheapest option

Bus via Shudehill Interchange  •  6h 51m

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

£25 - £43

5 alternative options

Train  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly

£68 - £164

Bus  •  6h 43m

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

£30 - £43

Drive  •  3h 45m

  1. Drive from Milngavie to Manchester 224.4 miles

£35 - £55

Train to Glasgow, fly  •  3h 11m

  1. Take the train from Milngavie to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN

£48 - £227

Train to Edinburgh, fly  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the train from Milngavie to Edinburgh Park
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN

£46 - £154

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The cheapest way to get from Milngavie to Manchester is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 6h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Milngavie to Manchester is to train and fly which costs £45 - £230 and takes 3h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milngavie to Manchester station. However, there are services departing from Milngavie, Ashfield Road and arriving at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St via Glasgow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 43m.

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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 1m.

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The distance between Milngavie and Manchester is 190 miles. The road distance is 224.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Milngavie to Manchester without a car is to train via Preston which takes 4h 1m and costs £65 - £160.

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It takes approximately 4h 1m to get from Milngavie to Manchester, including transfers.

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Milngavie to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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

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The best way to get from Milngavie to Manchester is to train via Preston which takes 4h 1m and costs £65 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 6h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Milngavie to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 190.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 1m

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

You can take a train from Milngavie to Manchester via Glasgow Central Low Level, Glasgow Central, and Preston in around 4h 1m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Milngavie to Manchester twice daily. Tickets cost £28 - £40 and the journey takes 5h.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £280
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£50 - £280
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £220
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£80 - £190
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£85 - £140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£50 - £80
Anytime Day Single
£85 - £140
Train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£100 - £160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£60 - £95
Anytime Day Single
£100 - £160
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£23 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £85
Train from Preston to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £14
Train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £95
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£27 - £40
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Milngavie to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £4
Train from Milngavie to Edinburgh Park
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £14
Bus operators
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
Bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£28 - £40
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National Express
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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Milngavie to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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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 224 miles. It takes approximately 3h 45m to drive from Milngavie to Manchester.

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easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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