New 99p FlixBus bus service from Manchester to Glasgow, with Preston and Lancaster stops - how to get tickets

The new FlixBus service will be up and running in time for anyone looking to head off on a short break over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

A new bus service connecting Manchester and Glasgow - with tickets starting out as low as 99p - is being launched.

FlixBus has unveiled its new cross-country service giving Mancunians the chance to visit the Scottish city on the River Clyde without breaking the bank.

The coach operator says it will have the new route up and running in time for the May Bank Holiday weekend.

Here’s everything you need to know about the new bus service.

Low-cost tickets and a connection to one of Scotland’s biggest cities

FlixBus’ new route from Manchester to Glasgow will be launched on Thursday 28 April.

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It will be a daily service running five times a week and tickets will start at as little as 99p.

A new FlixBus Manchester to Glasgow route is being launched

The buses will depart from the Shudehill Interchange in Manchester city centre and will take around five hours to reach their final destination in Scotland.

Along the way the service will stop at Preston and Lancaster University before arriving in Glasgow.

What has been said about the new route launch?

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FlixBus is hoping the service will appeal to those looking to save cash in the middle of a cost of living crisis and also to travellers thinking about the environmental impact of their journeys.

The company is hoping to see passenger numbers reach their highest level since it relaunched in the UK last year, especially when university students get to the end of their terms or academic years.

FlixBus UK managing director Andreas Schorling said: “It’s wonderful to be able to offer passengers more destination options than ever before, particularly these new routes between Manchester and Glasgow.

“We know that the cost of living is soaring, so it is worth remembering that coach travel is the most cost-effective way to get around.”

FlixBus is also launching a London to Plymouth run on the same day as the first bus departs from Manchester to Glasgow.

The company now has more than 30 locations in its travel network.