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Glasgow to Manchester

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  1. on time
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2R
    04:28
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2R
    06:54
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 4 estimated
    07:04
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 1 estimated
    07:59
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 5 estimated
    on time
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 5 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  2. on time
    Glasgow Central
    05:40
    Glasgow Central
    07:59
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 4 estimated
    08:08
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 2 estimated
    08:59
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  3. on time
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    06:30
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    08:57
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 6 estimated
    09:10
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 6 estimated
    09:57
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  4. on time
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    07:36
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    09:59
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 4 estimated
    10:10
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 4 estimated
    10:57
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  5. on time
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    08:37
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    11:11
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 4 estimated
    11:18
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 4 estimated
    11:57
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 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
  • 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 Wednesday 27th May 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
04:2807:593h 31m, 1 change
05:4008:593h 19m, 1 change
06:3009:573h 27m, 1 change
07:3610:573h 21m, 1 change
08:3711:573h 20m, 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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**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.
Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.