Cheap Glasgow to Manchester train tickets

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How to find cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Manchester ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Glasgow to Manchester is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Glasgow to Manchester was $47.57. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train journey from Glasgow to Manchester ? How far is Glasgow to Manchester ?

The distance between Glasgow to Manchester is 183.29 miles or 294.90 km. A train trip from Glasgow to Manchester typically takes 4 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Manchester faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Virgin Trains + Connections. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 3 hours and 2 minutes to get from Glasgow to Manchester.

Going from Glasgow to Manchester by train takes over 4 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Wednesday trains from Glasgow to Manchester are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Friday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Virgin Trains + Connections has the most connections between Glasgow to Manchester

Typically there are 19 schedules to compare for your trip to Manchester. On the route to Manchester 5 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Virgin Trains + Connections offers the most scheduled departures between Glasgow to Manchester, usually offering 8 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Manchester with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Glasgow to Manchester, which start at $13.64.

Glasgow to Manchester is served by 5 train carriers

ScotRail + Connections

ScotRail + Connections train tickets from Glasgow to Manchester start from $18.03, and on average cost $51.38. Daily there are 38 ScotRail + Connections schedules to Manchester. ScotRail + Connections in Glasgow leaves from Patterton Station and 7 other stations. And in Manchester trains arrive at Manchester Airport and 3 other train stations.

From Glasgow to Manchester train travel on ScotRail + Connections takes 4 hours and 38 minutes. If you are looking to get to Manchester faster, ScotRail + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 2 minutes.

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Avg. Time
4h 38m
Avg. Price
$51.38

TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express train tickets from Glasgow to Manchester start from $16.35, and on average cost $34.92. Daily there are 1 TransPennine Express schedules to Manchester. TransPennine Express in Glasgow leaves from Glasgow Central, And in Manchester trains arrive at Manchester Airport and 3 other train stations.

From Glasgow to Manchester train travel on TransPennine Express takes 3 hours and 24 minutes. If you are looking to get to Manchester faster, TransPennine Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 2 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Manchester on a weekend there is typically one TransPennine Express scheduled trip per day, which will cost $54.02 for a one-way weekend reservation from Glasgow.

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Avg. Time
3h 24m
Avg. Price
$34.92

TransPennine Express + Connections

TransPennine Express + Connections train tickets from Glasgow to Manchester start from $96.07, and on average cost $96.07. Daily there are 1 TransPennine Express + Connections schedules to Manchester. TransPennine Express + Connections in Glasgow leaves from Glasgow Central, And in Manchester trains arrive at Manchester Airport,

From Glasgow to Manchester train travel on TransPennine Express + Connections takes 3 hours and 59 minutes. If you are looking to get to Manchester faster, TransPennine Express + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 2 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Manchester on a weekend there is typically one TransPennine Express + Connections scheduled trip per day, which will cost $96.07 for a one-way weekend reservation from Glasgow.

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Avg. Time
3h 59m
Avg. Price
$96.07

Virgin Trains + Connections

Virgin Trains + Connections train tickets from Glasgow to Manchester start from $14.80, and on average cost $42.31. Daily there are 8 Virgin Trains + Connections schedules to Manchester. Virgin Trains + Connections in Glasgow leaves from Glasgow Central, And in Manchester trains arrive at Manchester Airport and 3 other train stations.

From Glasgow to Manchester train travel on Virgin Trains + Connections takes 3 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to Manchester faster, Virgin Trains + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 2 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Virgin Trains + Connections offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $62.76 for a one-way train ticket to Manchester.

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Avg. Time
3h 30m
Avg. Price
$42.31

CrossCountry + Connections

CrossCountry + Connections train tickets from Glasgow to Manchester start from $148.96, and on average cost $158.33. Daily there are 3 CrossCountry + Connections schedules to Manchester. CrossCountry + Connections in Glasgow leaves from Glasgow Central, And in Manchester trains arrive at Manchester Airport and one other train station.

From Glasgow to Manchester train travel on CrossCountry + Connections takes 5 hours and 25 minutes. If you are looking to get to Manchester faster, CrossCountry + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 2 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, CrossCountry + Connections offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $149.48 for a one-way train ticket to Manchester.

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Avg. Time
5h 25m
Avg. Price
$158.33
There are 9 different stations that serve train trips to Manchester that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in Glasgow serving this route is Glasgow Central, Patterton Station, Whitecraigs Station, Priesthill & Darnley, Nitshill, Garscadden, Baillieston Station, Drumchapel, Glasgow Queen St.
  • Glasgow Central
  • Patterton Station
  • Whitecraigs Station
  • Priesthill & Darnley
  • Nitshill
  • Garscadden
  • Baillieston Station
  • Drumchapel
  • Glasgow Queen St
There are 5 different stations where trains arrive to in Manchester. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination., The busiest departure station in Glasgow serving this route is Manchester Airport, Manchester Oxford Rd, Manchester Victoria, Deansgate, Manchester Piccadilly.
  • Manchester Airport
  • Manchester Oxford Rd
  • Manchester Victoria
  • Deansgate
  • Manchester Piccadilly