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Glasgow to Manchester Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration4h 37m
Bus arrives inManchester
Buses depart fromGlasgow
Coach Ticket Price£ 12.40
Distance295 km
Bus Companies
  • National Express

Buses from Glasgow to Manchester: Journey Details

Buses from Glasgow to Manchester run every three hours or so, beginning at 7:45 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m. This route from Scotland to North England is exclusively serviced by National Express, and often takes anywhere between 4 and 6 hours of travel time. A single night bus also runs on most days, departing at 11:00 p.m. and arriving in Manchester at roughly 4:00 a.m.

Manchester

Demographics

Local Time 05:09
£ Sterling Pounds
Population 395,500
Region North West England
Languages English

How expensive is Manchester?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Manchester costs 7.5% less than in Glasgow.

Shopping

Prices in Manchester are on average 5% lower than in Glasgow.

Public Transport

Public transport in Manchester costs around 27.4% more than in Glasgow.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Manchester is about 8.9% less expensive than in Glasgow.

Taking the Bus from Glasgow

The National Express service to Manchester departs Glasgow from the city's main bus terminus Buchanan Bus Station, which is located opposite the Royal Concert Hall. The station is open 24 hours a day, and offers a wide variety of transport links across the city and to other areas of the UK. Glasgow Central Rail Station is located just over half a mile south of Buchanan, with simpliCITY buses running regularly between the two locations every day for easy access.

Getting into Manchester by Bus

Manchester boasts some of the most vibrant, fascinating architecture in the UK, and is home to a terrific buzz that gives the area a distinct and exciting edge. A popular tourist hub, many people travel in and out of Manchester via bus, with most services both departing and terminating at Shudehill Exchange (which is open all night). Piccadilly Gardens and the rest of the city centre are just a ten minute walk away, with taxis regularly queuing up alongside the coach station to cater for passengers looking to travel a fair distance. Piccadilly Train Station is also just a 10-15 walk from Shudehill, and is well signposted along the way.

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