Trains from

Glasgow to Manchester

  1. on time
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  2. on time
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    04:28
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    06:54
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 4 estimated
    07:02
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 2 estimated
    07:59
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 5 estimated
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 5 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  3. on time
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    05:40
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    07:57
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 4 estimated
    08:06
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 2 estimated
    08:59
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  4. on time
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 4 estimated
    05:50
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 4 estimated
    08:15
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 4 estimated
    08:24
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 4 estimated
    09:15
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  5. on time
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    06:30
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    08:56
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 4 estimated
    09:06
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 2 estimated
    09:57
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  6. Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  7. Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    07:37
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    09:57
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 4 estimated
    10:06
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 2 estimated
    10:57
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  8. Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    08:00
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    10:14
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 4 estimated
    10:23
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 6 estimated
    11:15
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  9. Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    08:40
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    11:09
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 4 estimated
    11:23
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 1 estimated
    11:59
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  10. Glasgow Central
    Platform 6 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak

Journey information from Glasgow to Manchester

  • Train Fares from: £10
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct
  • Trains per day: Around 8
  • Distance: 183 miles (295 km)
  • Train operators: TransPennine Express
  • Origin: Glasgow
  • Destination: Manchester
  • How long does it take to travel from Glasgow to Manchester by train?

    The average journey time between Glasgow and Manchester is . The fastest journey time is . On an average weekday, there are 8 trains per day travelling from Glasgow to Manchester. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • 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.

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How to find cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Manchester

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