Manchester to Glasgow

Scotland’s biggest city is intriguingly edgy. Scratch the surface of Glasgow's handsome Victorian facade and you’ll find friendly locals, a thriving music scene, legendary shopping and a plethora of gastronomic delights. If you’re on a city break, you’ll be dazzled by the range of things to do, and as a business traveller, you’ll find countless ways to spend your downtime.

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

For tips and guidance about your trip from Manchester to Glasgow, see our sections below. In a hurry? Then use the following list to fast-forward to the information you need.

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Getting to Manchester Airport

Getting to Manchester Airport for your flight to Glasgow with Flybe is easy, as the airport is well situated with excellent transport links and ample on-site parking. For full details, visit our Getting to Manchester Airport page.


Manchester Airport Departures

At a glance:

  • Short stay and long stay car parking
    Book in advance via Flybe.com or book now
  • Public transport
    Bus, train, coach and tram links to the airport station
  • 1 hour of free WiFi throughout
  • Bookable Fast Track Security
  • Bookable Escape Lounge
  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Shopping including Duty Free

For more detailed information, visit our dedicated Manchester Airport information page.

Check-in and bag drop at Manchester Airport

Before your flight from Manchester to Aberdeen, we recommend you check-in online wherever possible. If you are 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.

Terminal 3 - Facilities before Security

  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Escape Lounge

Retailers:

  • Duty Free
  • Fashion and accessories
  • Audio, electrical and music
  • Health and beauty
  • Newsagents

Terminal 3 - Facilities after Security

  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Escape Lounge

Retailers:

  • Duty Free
  • Fashion and accessories
  • Audio, electrical and music
  • Health and beauty
  • Newsagents

Glasgow Airport Arrivals

At a glance

  • 11 miles from city centre
    17 minutes' drive to city centre in normal traffic
  • Public transport
  • Buses run to/from the airport.
  • An indirect train service runs to/from the airport.
  • Taxi stand
  • Car hire
    Book now through our preferred partners Avis or Budget
  • Free WiFi up to 1 hour
  • Cafés and restaurants
    In Arrivals area
  • Newsagents and bureau de change
    In Arrivals area
  • Duty free and supermarket
    In Arrivals area

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

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Visiting Glasgow

Whether you're travelling from Manchester to Glasgow on business or for a weekend away, Glasgow has an irresistible vibrancy and so much to offer. Below you’ll find a wealth of information on the city’s best hotels and attractions, as well as the best bars and restaurants in Glasgow.

Hotels in Glasgow

Flybe works in partnership with Booking.com to make it even easier to help you find the perfect hotel in Glasgow. From travellers on a shoestring, to budget-conscious business people, and those seeking something special, Glasgow has accommodation to suit every visitor.

Things to see in Glasgow

With a wealth of iconic landmarks, world-class museums and famous live music hot spots, it’s little wonder that Glasgow is known for its culture and nightlife. The shopping scene is also exceptional - with more shops than you can shake a designer handbag at. And if you’re flying from Manchester to Glasgow on business, you’ll find an abundance of great bars and restaurants to revive you after a hard day’s work.

Flybe recommends...

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Eclectic is the best way to describe this prestigious gallery’s collection. From Spitfires to stuffed animals to Salvador Dalí, each room is cleverly thought out. Great for kids and grown-ups alike.

Riverside Museum

This multi-award winning transport museum is home to everything from skateboards to locomotives, vintage cars to a storm trooper. All housed inside an ultra-modern architectural wonder, there really is something for everyone.

Glasgow Cathedral

A spectacular example of Gothic architecture where 14th century timbers meet 1950's stained glass. A walk through the necropolis packed with ostentatious Victorian tombs may sound odd, but is strangely thrilling. And you’ll find marvellous views across the city.

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Bars and restaurants in Glasgow

Glaswegians are famous for their friendliness and hospitality, so wherever you end up, you’re sure to receive a warm Scottish welcome.

Flybe recommends...

Ubiquitous Chip

Famous for being the first to fly the flag for great Scottish produce, this is a Glasgow institution. Opt for fine-dining in the courtyard or the cheaper, yet excellent brasserie upstairs.

Left Bank

An outstanding eatery offering cosy corners, comfy sofas and locally sourced produce. Perfect for lazy mornings and afternoons.

Horse Shoe

This legendary city pub with the longest continuous bar in the UK is packed with friendly Glaswegians every night. It also serves up some of the city’s best value pub grub.

Getting more from your trip to Glasgow

A shopping paradise, mention Glasgow to a shopaholic and they may get a little over-excited. But the city is also blessed with a buzzing nightlife, serene parks and gardens and glorious golf courses.

Flybe recommends...

Shopping in Glasgow

  • In the heart of Glasgow lies the Style Mile, a square which houses an extraordinary array of malls, independent boutiques and designer brands.
  • Vintage Guru refreshes its vast collection every day and keeps prices low. Open 7 days a week with late night shopping on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Geoffrey (Tailor) Kiltmaker is the place to get your hands on some tartan and enjoy superb old-fashioned service.

Nightlife in Glasgow

  • The Stand Comedy Club is the place to spot up-and-coming stars in comedy.
  • King Tut's Wah Wah Hut is firmly in the music history books as the place where Oasis got signed. One of the best live music venues in the UK.
  • Saturday’s Subculture gig at Sub Club is the longest running weekly underground club night on the planet.

Beyond the city

  • Tee off at The Carrick, a spectacular golf course on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.
  • Pollok Country Park is home to woodland walks, Highland cattle, mountain bike trails and the renowned Burrell Collection.
  • Tour the Glengoyne Distillery and create your very own blended whisky. Within easy reach of central Glasgow.

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Doing business in Glasgow

If your trip from Manchester to Glasgow is for a meeting, conference, or business event, you’ll find lots of high quality venues throughout the city. Planning something on a smaller scale? There’s no shortage of excellent meeting rooms for hire.

Flybe recommends…

Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC)

  • City centre location
  • 15 minutes’ drive from Glasgow Airport
  • Public transport links
  • State-of-the-art conference facilities
  • 2 auditoria, 19 conference rooms
  • Capacity of up to 12,000
  • Flexible layouts
  • Free WiFi
  • IT and audio-visual support
  • Event management
  • In-house catering
  • On-site car parking

Fifteen Ninety-Nine

  • City centre location
  • 25 minutes’ drive from Glasgow Airport
  • Public transport links
  • 11 meeting rooms for groups from 2-200
  • Video conferencing
  • Flexible layouts
  • Free WiFi
  • IT and audio-visual support
  • Event management
  • In-house catering
  • Public car parking nearby

The Lighthouse

  • City centre location
  • 20 minutes’ drive from Glasgow Airport
  • Public transport links
  • 5 meeting rooms
  • Capacity of up to 150
  • Free WiFi
  • IT and audio-visual support
  • Event management
  • In-house catering
  • Public car parking nearby