|Train operators||TransPennine Express|
|Lowest train price||from £69.60|
|Average train price||£70.00|
There are many rail companies across the country & Europe but the journey connecting Glasgow in Scotland to Manchester in England are run by TransPennine Express.
Using the train is a fast and convenient way to get to Manchester from Glasgow. The average journey duration between Glasgow to Manchester is 3h22m to travel the 184 miles.
According to our data, the starting price to take the train in the next 180 days is £69.60. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.
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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.
The Prices for train tickets Glasgow to Manchester are increasing the closer you get to your departure day. According to our data, if you buy your train 2 months in advance, you can find tickets from £12 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £35 for your train. Thus, you may save 67% on the price of your ticket by booking 2 months in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.
The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.
We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Glasgow and Manchester by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Manchester to Glasgow and find the best deal for your outbound journey.
|£69.60||03/02/2024||08:10||TransPennine Express||4 days ago|
|£69.60||03/02/2024||09:09||TransPennine Express||4 days ago|
Best prices for the next 180 days.
The easiest way to spend less on your Glasgow Manchester train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.
Why should I buy a railcard?
The main benefit of using a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to be profitable.
You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the card to break-even. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you buy afterwards, you will save money.
As an example, train tickets from Glasgow to Manchester cost on average £69.60 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £69.60 (£88/£69.60 = 1.26), it turns out that after only 2 one way journeys from Manchester to Glasgow, the railcard will have paid for itself.
How much do I need to pay for a railcard?
Railcards enable you to get a third off most rail fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £30.
(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey
|Train Journey||Average price without railcard(1)||With a railcard 34% off(2)||Saving based on a one-way trip||Number of return trips to pay off the cost|
|Glasgow to Manchester train||£69.60||£46.40||£23.20||1.27|
(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way
(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare
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