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Departure Sat, 09 Nov Return Mon, 11 Nov
EDI Edinburgh
BHX Birmingham
return from £85
Departure Fri, 29 Nov Return Mon, 02 Dec
EDI Edinburgh
BHX Birmingham
return from £74
Departure Mon, 11 Nov Return Tue, 12 Nov
GLA Glasgow
BHX Birmingham
return from £62
Departure Sat, 30 Nov Return Sun, 01 Dec
GLA Glasgow
BHX Birmingham
return from £82
Flight route information
Find out further information on Glasgow and Manchester to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Train
Local, one-way ticket
30%

Trains are 30% more expensive in Manchester than in Glasgow.

Glasgow
£2.4
Manchester
£3
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
0%

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

Glasgow
£12
Manchester
£12
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
0%

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

Glasgow
£3
Manchester
£3
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
0%

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

Glasgow
£2.66
Manchester
£2.7
( 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
L 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.
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RMS
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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Blin
Date 2019-10-11 Age 31-50 City Cannock

Restaurants and bars were ridiculously expensive! Consequently I waited until I was at my destination for refreshments.

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Ramy
Date 2019-08-28 Age 31-50 City Birmingham

It’s not the best airport ever but not the worst to be honest it does look old though

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ManjyPanjy
Date 2019-07-22 Age 31-50 City Coventry

Birmingham Intl is easy to get to its well signposted and there are plenty of staff about if you need any help

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Bibi
Date 2019-05-26 Age 51-70 City

V dirty toilet

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Barman
Date 2019-05-25 Age 51-70 City Lichfield

No complaints regarding the airport the staff are helpful unlike the baggage company at Edinburgh

4.0 /5
Kimlet
Date 2019-01-13 Age Over 70 City UK

Loos were not as clean as Edinburgh airport

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Xxx
Date 2018-12-13 Age 51-70 City Coventry

Circuitous route to departures through shops was irksome and I find that overwhelming smell of perfumes etc physically nauseating

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Alex
Date 2018-06-03 Age 51-70 City Glasgow

very nice

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jimmy
Date 2018-05-05 Age Over 70 City cheltenham

would never fly with Fly Be again. I will take Easy Jet from Bristol (longer journey) for a fifth of the price. FlyBe pricing is a disgrace.

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Ragnam
Date 2018-04-02 Age 51-70 City Birmingham

Both airports weee in good condition

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Haggis (I?m scottish)
Date 2018-03-15 Age 51-70 City Stratford-upon-avon

Long queue at security

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Pas
Date 2018-02-25 Age 51-70 City Italy

Very good prompt and concise

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