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Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport by train

It takes an average of 3h 44m to travel from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport by train, over a distance of around 190 miles (305 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport and tickets for this journey start from £15.10 when you book in advance.

First train

03:22

Last train

17:09

Departure station

Glasgow Central

Arrival station

Manchester Airport

Journey time

From 3h 30m

Distance

190 miles (305 km)

Frequency

8 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £15.10

Train operators

TransPennine Express

Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport train times

Check out the next trains departing from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport for Saturday 24th February 2024 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
04:26 glasgow central08:30 manchester airportPlat. 1 estimatedavanti west coast Get tickets4h 4m, 1 change
04:52 glasgow central09:00 manchester airportPlat. 2 estimatedtranspennine express Get tickets4h 8m, 1 change
05:48 glasgow central10:00 manchester airportPlat. 2 estimatedavanti west coast PeakGet tickets4h 12m, 1 change
06:29 glasgow central10:30 manchester airportPlat. 1 estimatedavanti west coast Get tickets4h 1m, 1 change
07:35 glasgow central11:30 manchester airportPlat. 2 estimatedavanti west coast Get tickets3h 55m, 1 change

Travelling by train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport

Want to find out more about taking the train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport? Look no further.

The train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport usually takes around 3h 48m but can take just 3h 28m on the fastest services, with around 18 trains running on this popular route every day. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available.

You’ll be travelling on a TransPennine Express service on your way to Edinburgh, as they operate all trains on this route. During your journey with TransPennine Express, you can enjoy free WiFi, plug sockets, and access to an onboard entertainment platform.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you travel Off-Peak or get a Railcard.

Ready to book? Start your search for train tickets from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport take?

The average journey time by train between Glasgow Central and Manchester Airport is 3 hours and 44 minutes, with around 8 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Glasgow Central and Manchester Airport by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

How much does the train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport cost?

Train ticket prices from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport can start from as little as £15.10 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport leave?

The first train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport leaves at 03:22. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport leave?

The last train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport leaves at 17:09. 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.

What's the distance between Glasgow Central and Manchester Airport by train?

Trains travelling from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport cover a distance of around 190 miles (305 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central.

Cheap train tickets from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport

Train tickets from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport start at £15.10 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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