Cheap Manchester to Glasgow train tickets

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How much are Manchester to Glasgow train tickets?

Lowest Price$19.54
Fastest2h 58m
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How to find cheap train tickets from Manchester to Glasgow ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Manchester to Glasgow 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 Manchester to Glasgow was $64.78. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 16 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $19.88 compared to a typical last-minute fare. 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 Manchester to Glasgow ? How far is Manchester to Glasgow ?

The distance between Manchester to Glasgow is 183.29 miles or 294.90 km. A train trip from Manchester to Glasgow typically takes 4 hours and 2 minutes. If you are looking to get to Glasgow faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by TransPennine Express. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 2 hours and 58 minutes to get from Manchester to Glasgow.

Going from Manchester to Glasgow 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 Monday trains from Manchester to Glasgow 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 Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Northern Rail + Connections has the most connections between Manchester to Glasgow

Typically there are 19 schedules to compare for your trip to Glasgow. On the route to Glasgow 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Northern Rail + Connections offers the most scheduled departures between Manchester to Glasgow, usually offering 13 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Glasgow 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 Manchester to Glasgow, which start at $13.64.

Manchester to Glasgow is served by 3 train carriers

Northern Rail + Connections

Northern Rail + Connections train tickets from Manchester to Glasgow start from $17.82, and on average cost $61.80. Daily there are 13 Northern Rail + Connections schedules to Glasgow. Northern Rail + Connections in Manchester leaves from Manchester Airport and 3 other stations. And in Glasgow trains arrive at Glasgow Central and 9 other train stations.

From Manchester to Glasgow train travel on Northern Rail + Connections takes 4 hours and 4 minutes. If you are looking to get to Glasgow faster, Northern Rail + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 58 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Northern Rail + Connections offers 9 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $78.75 for a one-way train ticket to Glasgow.

Avg. Time
4h 4m
Avg. Price
$61.80

TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express train tickets from Manchester to Glasgow start from $16.35, and on average cost $55.48. Daily there are 1 TransPennine Express schedules to Glasgow. TransPennine Express in Manchester leaves from Manchester Oxford Rd and one other station. And in Glasgow trains arrive at Glasgow Central,

From Manchester to Glasgow train travel on TransPennine Express takes 3 hours and 13 minutes. If you are looking to get to Glasgow faster, TransPennine Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 58 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, TransPennine Express offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $66.21 for a one-way train ticket to Glasgow.

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Avg. Time
3h 13m
Avg. Price
$55.48

TransPennine Express + Connections

TransPennine Express + Connections train tickets from Manchester to Glasgow start from $32.82, and on average cost $90.89. Daily there are 8 TransPennine Express + Connections schedules to Glasgow. TransPennine Express + Connections in Manchester leaves from Manchester Airport and 3 other stations. And in Glasgow trains arrive at Glasgow Central and 9 other train stations.

From Manchester to Glasgow train travel on TransPennine Express + Connections takes 4 hours and 9 minutes. If you are looking to get to Glasgow faster, TransPennine Express + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 58 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, TransPennine Express + Connections offers 9 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $88.03 for a one-way train ticket to Glasgow.

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Avg. Time
4h 9m
Avg. Price
$90.89
There are 5 different stations that serve train trips to Glasgow that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in Manchester serving this route is Manchester Airport, Manchester Oxford Rd, Deansgate, Manchester Victoria, Manchester Piccadilly.
  • Manchester Airport
  • Manchester Oxford Rd
  • Deansgate
  • Manchester Victoria
  • Manchester Piccadilly
There are 10 different stations where trains arrive to in Glasgow. 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 Manchester serving this route is Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen St, Nitshill, Drumchapel, Priesthill & Darnley, Shettleston, Garscadden, Carmyle, Patterton Station, Whitecraigs Station.
  • Glasgow Central
  • Glasgow Queen St
  • Nitshill
  • Drumchapel
  • Priesthill & Darnley
  • Shettleston
  • Garscadden
  • Carmyle
  • Patterton Station
  • Whitecraigs Station