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Manchester to Glasgow bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$14.24
Shortest Duration4h 10m
Trips per day8
bus carriers2
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Manchester to Glasgow cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Manchester to Glasgow were $16.62.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Glasgow is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 10 days out, tickets are on average $15.63 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Manchester to Glasgow?

The distance between Manchester and Glasgow is approximately 183.29 miles, or 294.90 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 4 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 10 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Manchester to Glasgow?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Manchester to Glasgow by bus is usually on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Friday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Manchester to Glasgow?

On average there are 8 scheduled bus trips per day. Megabus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Manchester to Glasgow, with an average of 5.909 trips per day and 32.5 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Manchester to Glasgow. Of the 8 trips there are 6 trips that are direct connections to Glasgow.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Manchester to Glasgow start at $34.92.

2 carriers offer Manchester to Glasgow bus trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from Manchester to Glasgow from $14.24. There are 5.909091 trips per day offered by Megabus from Manchester to Glasgow and you can expect on average to pay $22.66 for a Megabus ticket to Glasgow. In Manchester, Megabus departs to Glasgow from Shudehill Interchange (Stand G) and one other station. In Glasgow, Megabus arrives at Buchanan Bus Station,

An average trip on Megabus from Manchester to Glasgow takes 4 hours and 35 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Glasgow in 4 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 7 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $25.03 for a weekend trip to Glasgow.

Avg. Time
4h 35m
Avg. Price
$22.66

National Express

Book National Express from Manchester to Glasgow from $23.72. There are 6.5 trips per day offered by National Express from Manchester to Glasgow and you can expect on average to pay $34.74 for a National Express ticket to Glasgow. In Manchester, National Express departs to Glasgow from Manchester Airport and 4 other stations. In Glasgow, National Express arrives at Buchanan Bus Station,

An average trip on National Express from Manchester to Glasgow takes 6 hours and 27 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Glasgow in 4 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 6.5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $34.74 for a weekend trip to Glasgow.

Avg. Time
6h 27m
Avg. Price
$34.74
There are 6 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Glasgow will depart from these stations in Manchester:
  • Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)
  • Manchester Airport
  • Manchester (Miles Platting)
  • Failsworth
  • Broadway
  • Manchester Coach Station
Buses from Manchester arrive in Glasgow at one main station:
  • Buchanan Bus Station

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