It takes an average of 3h 25m to travel from Glasgow to Manchester by train, over a distance of around 183 miles (295 km). There are normally 16 trains per day traveling from Glasgow to Manchester and tickets for this journey start from $19.18 when you book in advance.
From 3h 8m
183 miles (295 km)
16 trains per day
Direct trains available
If you want to know more about the journey from Glasgow to Manchester by train, look no further!
The average journey time from Glasgow to Manchester by train is 3 hours 25 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 3 hours 8 minutes. You'll usually find 16 trains per day traveling the 295 km between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Manchester.
Book train tickets from Glasgow to Manchester in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $19.18. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.
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The average journey time by train between Glasgow and Manchester is 3 hours and 25 minutes, with around 16 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Glasgow to Manchester is 3 hours and 8 minutes.
Train tickets from Glasgow to Manchester can start from as little as $19.18 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Glasgow to Manchester without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from Glasgow to Manchester each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Glasgow to Manchester leaves at 03:22. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Glasgow to Manchester leaves at 20:06. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Glasgow to Manchester cover a distance of around 183 miles (295 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Manchester to Glasgow.
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