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  1. Manchester Victoria
    Platform 5 estimated
    09:26
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 5 estimated
    10:09
    Wigan Wallgate
    Platform 1 estimated
    10:09
    Wigan Wallgate
    10:44
    Wigan North Western
    10:44
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 5 estimated
    13:22
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 6 estimated
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 6 estimated
    2 changes
    Off Peak
  2. Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    10:26
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    12:17
    Carlisle
    Platform 3 estimated
    12:53
    Carlisle
    Platform 3 estimated
    14:04
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  3. Manchester Victoria
    Platform 5 estimated
    11:25
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 5 estimated
    12:09
    Wigan Wallgate
    Platform 1 estimated
    12:09
    Wigan Wallgate
    12:25
    Wigan North Western
    12:25
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 5 estimated
    15:05
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    2 changes
    Off Peak
  4. Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4 estimated
    12:31
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4 estimated
    14:14
    Carlisle
    Platform 3 estimated
    14:53
    Carlisle
    Platform 3 estimated
    16:06
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  5. Manchester Victoria
    Platform 5 estimated
    13:25
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 5 estimated
    14:09
    Wigan Wallgate
    Platform 1 estimated
    14:09
    Wigan Wallgate
    14:25
    Wigan North Western
    14:25
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 5 estimated
    17:00
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    2 changes
    Off Peak
  6. Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    14:48
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    15:32
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 5 estimated
    15:43
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 4 estimated
    18:02
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  7. Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 6 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  8. Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    16:48
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    17:17
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 5 estimated
    17:22
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 5 estimated
    20:02
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  9. Manchester Victoria
    Platform 5 estimated
    17:25
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 5 estimated
    18:09
    Wigan Wallgate
    Platform 1 estimated
    18:09
    Wigan Wallgate
    18:27
    Wigan North Western
    18:27
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 5 estimated
    21:04
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    2 changes
    Off Peak
  10. Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    17:38
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    17:58
    Warrington Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    17:58
    Warrington Central
    18:27
    Warrington Bank Quay
    18:27
    Warrington Bank Quay
    Platform 3 estimated
    18:37
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 5 estimated
    18:43
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 5 estimated
    21:33
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    3 changes
    Off Peak

Journey information from Manchester to Glasgow

  • Train Fares from: £12.50
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct
  • Trains per day: Around 32
  • Distance: 183 miles (295 km)
  • Train operators: TransPennine Express
  • Origin: Manchester
  • Destination: Glasgow

Taking the train from Manchester to Glasgow

Take the train from Manchester to Glasgow, and you'll be soaking up the Scottish Lowlands less than three and a half hours later on the fastest services. Sit back, relax, and take in the view as you fly up through the beautiful countryside in Cumbria and Lancashire to Glasgow Central Station, situated right in the heart of the city centre.

If you’re travelling direct, it’s likely to be a TransPennine Express train, where you’ll find a range of services on board, including free WiFi, plenty of space to store luggage, and power sockets to charge your devices. First Class passengers can even enjoy a complementary in-seat refreshment service, as well as extra space to stretch your legs. If your journey requires a change along the way, you’ll likely to be swapping to an Avanti West Coast service for the second leg. Another advantage of the train over the car us that there's no need to find car parking either - simply hop off the train at Glasgow Central Station and start sight-seeing right away. Glasgow Modern Art Gallery is just four minutes' walk from the station; many other attractions and shopping streets are nearby too.

Ready to book? Start browsing ticket prices and train times from Manchester to Glasgow now using our Journey Planner at the top of this page. Looking for more information on the route? Just scroll down for answers to your frequently asked questions, as well as our top tips for finding cheap tickets.

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

    The average journey time between Manchester and Glasgow is . On an average weekday, there are 32 trains travelling from Manchester to Glasgow. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

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

    The fastest journey time by train is .

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

    Train tickets from Manchester to Glasgow 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 Manchester to Glasgow?

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

    Direct
  • What is the distance between Manchester and Glasgow?

    The distance between Manchester and Glasgow is 183 miles.

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

    The first train from Manchester to Glasgow departs at .

    What time is the last train from Manchester to Glasgow?

    The last train from Manchester to Glasgow 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.

Manchester to Glasgow timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Manchester to Glasgow for Sunday 29th Nov 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
09:2613:223h 56m, 2 changes
10:2614:043h 38m, 1 change
11:2515:053h 40m, 2 changes
12:3116:063h 35m, 1 change
13:2517:003h 35m, 2 changes
14:4818:023h 14m, 1 change
15:2618:413h 15m, direct
16:4820:023h 14m, 1 change
17:2521:043h 39m, 2 changes
17:3821:333h 55m, 3 changes

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

How to find cheap train tickets from Manchester to Glasgow

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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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