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  1. on time
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    12:35
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    14:56
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 6 estimated
    15:09
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 4 estimated
    16:00
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  2. on time
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    13:32
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    15:56
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 6 estimated
    16:09
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 6 estimated
    17:01
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  3. on time
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 7 estimated
    14:05
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 7 estimated
    15:20
    Carlisle
    Platform 4 estimated
    15:34
    Carlisle
    Platform 4 estimated
    17:24
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  4. on time
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    14:35
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    16:56
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 4 estimated
    17:09
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 4 estimated
    17:55
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  5. on time
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    15:35
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    17:37
    Lancaster
    Platform 4 estimated
    17:49
    Lancaster
    Platform 4 estimated
    19:00
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  6. on time
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    16:38
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    19:01
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 6 estimated
    19:20
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 2 estimated
    20:15
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  7. on time
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    17:34
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    20:16
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 4 estimated
    20:25
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 4 estimated
    20:56
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  8. on time
    Glasgow Queen Street
    Platform 9 estimated
    18:45
    Glasgow Queen Street
    Platform 9 estimated
    19:59
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 16 estimated
    21:00
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 6 estimated
    22:38
    Newcastle
    Platform 2 estimated
    04:51
    Newcastle
    Platform 8 estimated
    07:22
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 3 estimated
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 3 estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
  9. Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  10. Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    04:28
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    06:54
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 4 estimated
    07:04
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 1 estimated
    07:59
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 5 estimated
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 5 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak

Journey information from Glasgow to Manchester

  • Train Fares from: £12.50
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct
  • Trains per day: Around 26
  • Distance: 183 miles (295 km)
  • Train operators: TransPennine Express
  • Origin: Glasgow
  • Destination: Manchester

Taking the train from Glasgow to Manchester

Take the train from Glasgow to Manchester – a distance of 183 miles – and you can arrive into Piccadilly station in just three and a half hours. The train arrives into the city centre, so you’ll perfectly places to start exploring start away.

If you’re travelling direct from Glasgow to Manchester, you’ll be travelling on a TransPennine Express service. These trains offer comfortable seating, free WiFi and plenty of space for luggage. If your journey involves a change along the way, this will usually be in Wigan North Western and you’ll be travelling with either Avanti West Coast or Northern.

Once you arrive in Manchester, the excellent transport links including buses and trams can take you wherever you need to go across the entire city. Head down to Sackville Park, Stalybridge, or hit any of the local breweries up for delicious craft beer. Search for train times and tickets from Glasgow to Manchester using our Journey Planner above.

  • How long does it take to travel from Glasgow to Manchester by train?

    The average journey time between Glasgow and Manchester is . On an average weekday, there are 26 trains travelling from Glasgow to Manchester. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from Glasgow to Manchester by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Glasgow to Manchester cost?

    Train tickets from Glasgow to Manchester can start from as little as £12.50 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.

  • Are there direct trains from Glasgow to Manchester?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from Glasgow to Manchester without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Glasgow to Manchester.

    Direct
  • What is the distance between Glasgow and Manchester?

    The distance between Glasgow and Manchester is 183 miles.

    Distance: 183 miles
  • What time is the first train from Glasgow to Manchester?

    The first train from Glasgow to Manchester departs at .

    What time is the last train from Glasgow to Manchester?

    The last train from Glasgow to Manchester departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Glasgow to Manchester timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Glasgow to Manchester for Sunday 11th Apr 2021. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
12:3516:003h 25m, 1 change
13:3217:013h 29m, 1 change
14:0517:243h 19m, 1 change
14:3517:553h 20m, 1 change
15:3519:003h 25m, 1 change
16:3820:153h 37m, 1 change
17:3420:563h 22m, 1 change
18:4507:2212h 37m, 2 changes
04:2208:244h 2m, direct
04:2807:593h 31m, 1 change

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

How to find cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Manchester

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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 to Manchester is right for you.

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**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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