Trains from Manchester to Glasgow

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Manchester to Glasgow train information

Manchester Glasgow train map

Train duration 3h22m
Arrival Glasgow, Scotland
Departure Manchester, England
Distance 184 Miles
Train operators Virgin Trains
Lowest train price from £12.00
Average train price £34.00

Which train company can I use?

The journey from Manchester, situated in England and Glasgow, which is in Scotland is well connected by trains. The trains are run by the following rail operators: Virgin Trains.

How much times does it take?

Using the train is a fast and convenient way to get to Glasgow from Manchester. The average journey duration between Manchester to Glasgow is 3h22m to travel the 184 miles.

How much does it costs?

We found trains from £12.00 to travel in the next 30 days. Fares will change depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Manchester to Glasgow train tickets

from £12.00 MORE 3h13m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £11.00 MORE 5h36m
from £10.60 MORE 4h19m
Flight
from £29.99 MORE 10h01m

Manchester - Glasgow prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Manchester to Glasgow by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

  june august   july
monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday sunday
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16
17
18
19
20

Megabus£12

National Express£38

Loco2--

21

Megabus£16

National Express£45

Loco2£29

22

Megabus£19

National Express£38

Loco2£17

23
24
25
26

Megabus£12

National Express£19

Loco2£17

27

Megabus£12

National Express£19

Loco2£23

28
29

Megabus£16

National Express£19

Loco2£14

30
31
01
02
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04

Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Manchester to Glasgow

When are the next trains to Glasgow?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
There are no more services available today.
Tomorrow
Manchester Piccadilly
15:53
Glasgow Central
19:00
3h07m Virgin Trains

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Manchester - Glasgow: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

90

£18

60

£14

30

£16

15

£20

7

£23

3

£21

1

£37

Same day

Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Manchester to Glasgow tend to increase the closer you get to your departure day. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 1 month in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £14 whereas when booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £37 for your trip. Thus, you will save 63% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 1 month in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

The data are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Manchester to Glasgow trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Manchester and Glasgow by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Glasgow to Manchester and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Manchester
Oxford Road
Glasgow
Central
£13.30 13/08/2019 19:30 3 days ago
Manchester
Victoria
Glasgow
Central
£14.50 13/08/2019 07:50 3 days ago
Manchester
Oxford Road
Glasgow
Central
£16.40 13/08/2019 13:30 3 days ago
Manchester
Oxford Road
Glasgow
Central
£16.40 13/08/2019 09:30 3 days ago
Manchester
Oxford Road
Glasgow
Central
£16.40 13/08/2019 07:30 3 days ago
Manchester
Deansgate
Glasgow
Central
£16.50 22/07/2019 20:37 20 hours ago
Manchester
Deansgate
Glasgow
Central
£16.50 24/07/2019 20:37 21 hours ago
Manchester
Deansgate
Glasgow
Central
£16.50 26/07/2019 20:37 1 day ago
Manchester
Deansgate
Glasgow
Central
£16.50 26/07/2019 20:37 6 days ago
Manchester
Oxford Road
Glasgow
Central
£17.40 27/07/2019 07:30 4 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Manchester Glasgow train

Discount Manchester - Glasgow train tickets

The most efficient way to spend less on your Manchester Glasgow train ticket may be to get a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 of the 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.

  • The main benefit of purchasing a railcard is that you only need a few trips to break even.

    You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets in a year for the railcard to pay for itsfel. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you purchase after that, you will spare money.

    For instance, train tickets from Manchester to Glasgow cost on average £33.49 (1). When dividing £88 by £33.49 (£88/£33.49 = 2.63), you can see that after only 3 one way trips from Glasgow to Manchester, the card will have paid for itself.

  • Railcards enable you to save 34% off most train fares for 12 months. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 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
Manchester to Glasgow train £33.49 £22.32 £11.16 2.63

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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