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Flight DurationFlights between Glasgow and Manchester take, on average, 1 h and 11 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Glasgow with Manchester found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Glasgow Scotland is the departure airport operating flights between Glasgow and Manchester
Arriving AirportFlights departing Glasgow with Manchester as destination arrives at Manchester International

Cheap last minute flights to Manchester

Latest deals and top flight routes from Glasgow airports.

Departure Mon, 06 Dec Return Tue, 07 Dec
GLA Glasgow
MAN Manchester
return from £50
Departure Mon, 20 Dec Return Tue, 21 Dec
GLA Glasgow
MAN Manchester
return from £119
Flight route information
Find out further information on Glasgow and Manchester to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 18% more expensive in Manchester than in Glasgow.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Manchester costs roughly the same as in Glasgow.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Manchester is 20% cheaper than in Glasgow.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 3% more expensive in Manchester than in Glasgow.

Glasgow airports
  • ( Turnhouse (EDI)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( Glasgow Scotland (GLA)
    How far from city centre: 1 miles
  • ( Prestwick (PIK)
    How far from city centre: 29 miles
Manchester airports
  • ( Manchester International (MAN)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
  • ( Birmingham Intl (BHX)
    How far from city centre: 74 miles
  • ( Liverpool John Lennon (LPL)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
K Distance: 183 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Glasgow to Manchester

How long is the flight from Glasgow to Manchester?

Direct flights from Glasgow to Manchester have a flight duration of a little over one hour, while flights with stopovers can take about 4-6 hours on average.

What are the most common stopovers?

London Heathrow is the most common stopover airport, although Exeter, Belfast City Airport, London Gatwick, and Eastleigh Southampton are regular stopover flight paths for cheap flights from Glasgow to Manchester.

What documentation do I need to fly to Manchester from Scotland?

Photographic proof of personal identity such as an ID card or drivers licence may be required, depending on the airline you book with. You don't need to carry a passport for domestic flights between Scotland and England.

Which airlines fly from Glasgow to Manchester?

Multiple airlines offer low-cost flights from Glasgow to Manchester, such as:

  • British Airways, the UK's national flag-carrier airline.
  • Flybe, one of the largest independent regional airlines in Europe, created and based in the UK.
  • Loganair, known as Scotland's Airline, is a regional airline headquartered in Glasgow.

How to find cheap flights from Glasgow to Manchester

Whether you are looking for quick city breaks or long holidays, Opodo's high-powered online search engine is the best and easiest way to find cheap flights from Glasgow to Manchester. Opodo acts as your online travel agency, organising hundreds of airfares and tickets across thousands of flight connections into a list of the most convenient, cheapest, and fastest flights for your selected travel dates. The Opodo flight search page even offers last-minute flight deals to Manchester from Glasgow, in case you've left organising your holidays until the last moment or you need to book last-minute business trips.

When are the best times to fly from Glasgow to Manchester

  • September is a great time to see Manchester at its most vibrant. The visitor crowds are smaller but the weather is still balmy in this season. The city's sizeable student population returns to the city for the autumn university semester, breathing new life into Manchester's cultural and social scene.
  • May is the cheapest time to go to Manchester, and it is a brilliant time to see Manchester's grandiose old buildings in their best light, as the spring sun starts lingering longer in the sky and the city's many public parks and gardens bloom into life.

Airports in Glasgow

Glasgow has two major airports close to the city: Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick International Airport. Both offer regular international and domestic passenger flights.

Useful information about Glasgow International Airport

Glasgow International Airport (GLA) is located just 8 miles west of the city centre, close to the towns of Paisley and Renfrew on the city fringe.

How to get to the airport:

  • By bus – numerous routes and operators connect central Glasgow and the airport, with the 24/7 express bus taking just 15min.
  • By train – the closest train station to the airport is Paisley Gilmour Street. From here, a regular bus brings you to the airport.
  • By taxi – luxurious and painless, taxi rides from the centre of Glasgow to the airport departures terminal take roughly 15min.
  • By car – the airport is located directly off the M8 motorway with numerous parking options.

Services: operates 24/7, accessible toilets, one hour of free high-speed public WiFi, numerous charging points, a designated smoking area located between the car park and terminal, multi-faith prayer room, business meeting rooms, cash machines, currency exchange, and many eating, drinking and shopping outlets.

Useful information about Glasgow Prestwick International Airport

Glasgow Prestwick International Airport (PIK) is situated in Ayrshire, 30mi south-west of the city centre.

How to get to the airport:

  • By taxi – 45min drive from Glasgow city centre.
  • By train – direct trains from Glasgow Central run twice an hour throughout the day, 45min.
  • By bus – express bus service from Buchanan Bus Station runs night and day, roughly 50min.

Airports in Manchester

Manchester is served by the biggest airport in the UK outside of London, Manchester Airport (MAN), situated just south of the city.

Useful information about Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is located just 8 miles south of the city centre near Wythenshawe, in Greater Manchester.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By train – direct trains run every 10min from Manchester Airport station to Manchester Piccadilly. The service operates 7 days a week, taking about 20min.
  • By taxi – available directly outside the terminal, 20min to the city centre.
  • By bus – local and regional bus routes run from the airport to various destinations in Greater Manchester, including a direct, 25min long coach service to Manchester Central Coach Station.

Services: operates 24/7, numerous shops and food outlets operating at all hours, one hour of free WiFi, prayer and contemplation rooms, designated smoking areas and public toilets.

What to do and visit in Manchester

  • Castlefield, the site of the original Roman settlement upon which Manchester was founded.
  • Eat a spicy meal on the famous Curry Mile in the Rusholme area.
  • Bask in the glory of Britain's most celebrated football team at Old Trafford Stadium and the Manchester United Museum.
  • Marvel at the neo-Gothic architectural masterpieces of Manchester's Millennium Quarter and Albert Square.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Glasgow to Manchester

😷 Is it safe to travel from Glasgow to Manchester during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions United Kingdom may apply when travelling from Glasgow. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Glasgow to Manchester at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Glasgow to Manchester is 50£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Manchester expensive to visit compared to Glasgow?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Manchester costs an average of 2.30 GBP, 21% cheaper than Glasgow, with a fare of 2.90 GBP, while train tickets costs 18% more in Manchester: 2.95 GBP against 2.50 GBP in Glasgow. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 15.00 GBP in both Manchester and Glasgow. The price of the coffee is around 3% more expensive in Manchester, with an average of 2.93 GBP , while in Glasgow the coffee costs 2.84 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Glasgow to Manchester?
The most popular months to book a trip from Glasgow to Manchester are May, April and September, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Glasgow to Manchester?
The best time of the year to go to Manchester when flying from Glasgow depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, June is the top 1º month to fly to Manchester from Glasgow in terms of searches from our customer, followed by July and October. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, January, February and March are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Glasgow -  Manchester.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Glasgow to Manchester?
The total flight time between Glasgow and Manchester is of around 01:11 hours on average, considering an average distance of 345 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Manchester compared to Glasgow?
While in Glasgow the temperatures can reach an average of 23.23 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 3.0 mm ,Manchester's temperatures can go up to 26.08 ºC during the hot season, with 3.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -2.77 ºC in Manchester, compared to the -4.14 ºC average degrees reported in Glasgow. During the winter period, Glasgow can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while Manchester have an average of 3.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Glasgow and Manchester?
The main airport route flying between Glasgow and Manchester is: Glasgow Scotland (GLA) to Manchester International (MAN). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Flybe.
  • Etihad Airways.
  • Finnair.
Airlines with indirect flights from Glasgow to Manchester are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Glasgow to Manchester are:
  • Flybe, stoping in Exeter for 510 minutes minimun.

Manchester International - Latest customer reviews

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Date 2019-06-18 Age 51-70 City England

Security was over the top took 3/4 hr to get through made me go everything twice awful experience and this is not the first time last time I came through I nearly missed my flight. Needs sorting out staff not interested.

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