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Millennium Bridge, Manchester

Coach travel from Glasgow to Manchester

From £13 one-way*

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Departures: up to 2 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 Glasgow to Manchester

Ready to take on Manchester? Enjoy a guaranteed seat, plenty of legroom, adjustable air conditioning, an ample luggage allowance and free Wi-Fi.

With all this from just £13* one-way, it's no wonder more people are choosing coach.

Buy your coach tickets now using the blue journey planner above.

Glasgow to Manchester journey information
Fastest journey time 5 hrs
Cheapest price From £13
Distance (approx) 441km
No. of stops 3 (fastest service, other services may vary)
First & last journey daily 9:40am/23:00pm

Our Glasgow to Manchester services and stops

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

181 coach towards Birmingham

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

  • Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station
  • Hamilton Bus Station (Interchange)
  • Carlisle Bus Station
  • Lancaster Bus Station
  • Preston [Lancashire] Coach Station
  • Manchester Coach Station

182 coach towards Birmingham

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

  • Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station
  • Hamilton Bus Station (Interchange)
  • Carlisle Bus Station
  • Penrith Rail Station
  • Manchester Coach Station

Glasgow to Manchester route map

Departing from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station

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

Inside, you'll find plenty of facilities for your comfort. Or if you prefer, outside you'll find an abundance of shops, restaurants and cafes to keep you busy while you wait to leave.

Arriving in Manchester Coach Station

Manchester Central Coach Station is supported by a dedicated taxi rank outside the station, as well as the city-wide tram service. You can also use the Metroshuttle, which will ferry you for free between the cities' rail stations.

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

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Glasgow to Manchester?

The first coach leaves from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station at 9.40am, arriving at Manchester Coach Station at 14.55pm.

When is the last coach from Glasgow to Manchester?

The last coach leaves from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station at 23.00pm, arriving at Manchester Coach Station at 4.00am.

How much is the coach from Glasgow to Manchester?

A one-way journey from Glasgow to Manchester is available from £13*.

How long does the coach take from Glasgow to Manchester?

Coach journeys from Glasgow to Manchester take on average 5 hrs - 5 hrs, 15 mins. 

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

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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