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.
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The average journey time by train between Glasgow Central and Manchester Airport is 3 hours and 40 minutes, with around 17 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 Central to Manchester Airport is 3 hours and 26 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport can start from as little as £13.30 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport without having to change trains. There are 17 direct trains from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport leaves at 03:22. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport leaves at 19:15. 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 Central to Manchester Airport cover a distance of around 190 miles (305 km) during the journey.
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.
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.
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