Glasgow to Manchester

Famous for more than just football, Manchester welcomes millions of visitors every year, keen to experience the city’s cultural scene, shopping and nightlife. Manchester’s booming economy and excellent links to the rest of the world from Manchester Airport make it the perfect place to do business. Whether your flight from Glasgow to Manchester is for business or leisure, this must-see city has everything you need for a memorable stay.

For the latest information on our flight schedules from Glasgow International Airport (GLA) to Manchester Airport (MAN), take a look at our Flybe Timetable page for this route, and for the return journey, take a look at the Manchester to Glasgow page.

The sections below offer tips and guidance about your trip, covering everything you need to know. In a hurry? Then use the list below to fast-forward to the information you need.


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Getting to Glasgow Airport

With excellent transport links and plenty of parking, getting to Glasgow Airport for your flight to Manchester is easy.


Glasgow Airport offers short and long stay parking, but to get the best price, we recommend booking in advance. To make your journey to the airport as hassle-free as possible, book in advance via or book now.

There is a free drop-off area for passengers within a few minutes' walk of the main terminal building. This can be found by following the signs from all main approaches to the airport.

Public transport

Buses run from central Glasgow and surrounding areas to the airport. The 24-hour Glasgow Shuttle is the most frequent and direct service, running from the city centre’s Buchanan Bus Station every 10 minutes. Journey time is around 15 minutes.

By train
Glasgow Airport does not have a railway station. The nearest station is Paisley Gilmour Street, just over a mile from the terminal. Passengers can connect from the station to the airport via the 757 bus service, or simply take a taxi.


Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport Departures

At a glance:

  • Short stay and long stay car parking
    Book in advance via or book now
  • Free WiFi for up to 1 hour
  • Bookable UpperDeck Lounge
  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Newsagents and bureau de change
  • Shopping including Duty Free

Check-in and bag drop at Glasgow Airport

Before your flight from Glasgow to Manchester, we recommend you check-in online wherever possible. If you’re unable to do so, you can check-in and collect your boarding pass at the airport free of charge. Read more about the check-in options available by airport.

Facilities before Security

  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Bureau de change
  • ATM


  • Books and newsagent
  • Luggage
  • Souvenirs
  • Supermarket

Facilities after Security

  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Bureau de change
  • Pharmacy


  • Duty Free
  • Books and newsagent
  • Multimedia and electrical
  • Health & beauty
  • Clothing and accessories
  • Jewellery
  • Gifts and souvenirs

Regional map

Find Glasgow Airport on the map.

To find out more, visit our dedicated flights from Glasgow page and browse other available routes.

Manchester Airport Arrivals

After your flight from Glasgow to Manchester, get on your way as quickly as possible with help from our Manchester Airport Arrivals page. You'll find all the information you need on getting from Manchester Airport to Manchester city centre, both by car or by taking public transport. To find out more, visit our dedicated Manchester Airport information page or browse other flights to Manchester.


Manchester Airport

Visiting Manchester

From the best hotels in Manchester to where to find the city's finest shopping, or for inspiration on where to hold that important business lunch or enjoy some evening drinks, we can help. Take a look at our Visiting Manchester page for inspiration on how to spend your time in Manchester after taking flights from Glasgow Airport.

Doing Business in Manchester

Need to find a meeting venue in Manchester to impress your colleagues, or a glamorous conference venue with a difference? If you're taking flights to Manchester for business, take a look at our Business in Manchester page for our city centre business meeting venue recommendations.