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Glasgow-Manchester Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Glasgow to Manchester bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$34.17
Fastest time4h 0m
Trips per day5
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Glasgow to Manchester right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Glasgow to Manchester?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $34.17 was the low point for bus fares from Glasgow to Manchester. Buses from Manchester to Glasgow are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $34.17 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 33 minutes to cover the 183 miles (295 kilometers) from Glasgow, GLG to Manchester, MAN. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours, In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Glasgow?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Glasgow to Manchester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Glasgow to Manchester every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Glasgow to Manchester; ticket prices start at $28.82.

What bus companies travel from Glasgow to Manchester?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Glasgow, Glasgow City to Manchester, Manchester. Of these two services, Megabus usually offers more choice, with 4 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Megabus44h 28m$34.19
National Express55h 23m$69.96

Where does the bus leave from in Glasgow?

Buses to Manchester leave from multiple locations in Glasgow, Glasgow City. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Buchanan Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Manchester?

Buses arrive in Manchester at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Manchester, Manchester:

  • Manchester Airport
  • Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)
  • Manchester Coach Station

Price trends for buses from Glasgow to Manchester

Monthly average prices


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