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Clyde Arc, Glasgow

Manchester to Glasgow

From £21 one-way*

Free Wi-Fi available onboard
Departures: up to 3 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Manchester to Glasgow

Enjoy a comfortable journey all the way to Glasgow for less. Now you can experience the best in coach travel with a guaranteed seat when you book, ample leg room, free Wi-Fi and more!

With all of this from just £21 one-way* it's no wonder more people are choosing National Express.

Book now on either our day or night service using the blue journey planner above.

Manchester to Glasgow journey information
Fastest journey time 5 hrs
Cheapest price From £21 *
Distance (approx) 350km
No. of stops 2 (other services use further stops)
First & last journey daily 1:35am/15:45pm

Our Manchester to Glasgow services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

181 coach towards Glasgow

Our 181 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Preston Coach Station
  • Lancaster Bus Station
  • Carlisle
  • Hamilton
  • Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station

182 coach towards Edinburgh

Our 182 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Penrith
  • Carlisle
  • Hamilton
  • Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station

184 coach towards Edinburgh

Our 184 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Carlisle
  • Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station

Manchester to Glasgow route map

Departing from Manchester

If you need to travel into the city to get to the station, it is supported by several public transport options. The city-wide tram service and the Metroshuttle, ferrying you for free between the cities' rail stations, are very useful, and of course, taxis will drop you at a dedicated taxi rank outside the station.

When inside the station you'll find plenty of facilities to ensure you're more than ready for your journey ahead.

For more information, take a look at our Manchester Central Coach Station facilities page.

Arriving in Glasgow

Located right in the city centre, Buchanan Bus Station is the most central place to start your adventure in Glasgow.

As you arrive, you'll find plenty of facilities for your comfort. While outside you'll find plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes to help you get your bearings and start exploring.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Manchester to Glasgow?

The first coach leaves from Manchester Coach Station at 1.35am, terminating at Glasgow Bus Station at 6.45am.

When is the last coach from Manchester to Glasgow?

The last coach leaves from Manchester Coach Station at 15.45pm, arriving at Glasgow Bus Station at 20.45pm.

How much is the coach from Manchester to Glasgow?

A one-way journey from Manchester to Glasgow is available from £21 *.

How long does the coach take from Manchester to Glasgow?

Our fastest coach from Manchester to Glasgow takes 5 hours.

What happens if I miss my coach from Manchester to Glasgow?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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