Manchester to Glasgow by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Manchester to Glasgow by train
Fast trains from Manchester to Glasgow take around 3 hours and 5 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 295 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Glasgow.
1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Glasgow?
Direct trains from Manchester to Glasgow have been found.
We usually find around 26 direct trains on the route from Manchester to Glasgow every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 25 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to Glasgow?
The Manchester to Glasgow train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 5 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Manchester to Glasgow train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Glasgow is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 04:57 and the last train is around 21:22.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 04:54, and the last at 21:26.
What's the Manchester to Glasgow train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Manchester to Glasgow are $14.59.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $16 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $36. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Manchester to Glasgow train tickets?
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance.
If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Manchester to Glasgow by train.
Help with booking alerts
Which train companies operate between Manchester and Glasgow?
More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester to Glasgow, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- First TransPennine Express
- TransPennine Express
- Virgin Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Glasgow to Manchester by train