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Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly by train

Distance183 miles (295 km)
Departure stationGlasgow Central
Arrival stationManchester Piccadilly

Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly train times

Check out the next trains departing from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly for Tuesday 16th August 2022 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.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:40 13:15 3h 35m, 1 change
10:40 13:57 3h 17m, 1 change
11:07 14:24 3h 17m, direct
11:33 14:57 3h 24m, 1 change
12:05 15:24 3h 19m, 1 change
12:40 15:57 3h 17m, 1 change
13:09 16:24 3h 15m, direct
13:35 16:58 3h 23m, 1 change
14:34 17:58 3h 24m, 1 change
15:08 18:27 3h 19m, direct

Taking the train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly

Looking to travel from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly? You're in luck.

The train from Glasgow to Manchester usually takes around 3h 29m but can take just 3h 12m on the fastest services, with around 18 trains running on this popular route every day. There’s no need for any changes along the way either, as there are direct trains available to your destination.

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

If you want to save money, travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. You can also get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Ready to book? Start your search for train tickets from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly 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.

Cheap train tickets from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly

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 Piccadilly 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.

Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in the UK. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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