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If you’re heading north of the border for business or leisure, you can either take on the stresses and strains of driving, queueing and parking, or you could take the easy route with a three-hour jaunt up the West Coast Main Line by taking the train from Manchester to Glasgow. With a direct service linking the cities every two hours, find times below and then read on to find out how to get discounts on your train tickets from Manchester to Glasgow.

Journey information from Manchester to Glasgow

  • How long is the average journey duration from Manchester to Glasgow? 3 hours 34 minutes
  • How long is the fastest journey duration from Manchester to Glasgow? 3 hours 31 minutes
  • When is the first train from Manchester to Glasgow? 07:04
  • When is the last train from Manchester to Glasgow? 13:04
  • How many services run for Manchester to Glasgow today? 3

The above information is intended as a guide. It may not include timetable alterations because of engineering work, unplanned disruption etc. Please use the journey planner to plan your journey before you travel. Some tickets are subject to restrictions. Please check these before you travel.

The information above refers to direct journeys only. Other journeys may be available by changing train or by using a different London Terminal. At certain times buses may operate some of the journeys shown. Services of all operators on the route shown are included in the figures. Not all tickets may be used on all services.

On many routes, the last journey before services finish for the day departs after midnight. Where this is the case, it is this service (in the early hours of the following morning), and not the last one before midnight that is shown.


Tips on how to book cheaper train tickets

Different times, different prices

If you don’t need to bolt out the door at rush hour, make yourself a nice cuppa and wait for an Off-Peak train from Manchester to Glasgow. Your carriage and the platforms are likely to be less busy and you’ll also benefit from a cheaper fare.

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