A NEW bus route has opened up between Glasgow and Manchester with the price of a ticket starting from just 99p.

FlixBus will launch the routes from the two cities from April 28, allowing travellers to enjoy the May Bank Holiday on the cheap.

Preston and Lancaster have also been added as destinations on the growing network of towns and cities offered by the operator, increasing the total number of locations on the FlixBus network to more than 30.

Coaches will run to and from Manchester and Glasgow five times a week with FlixBus expecting to see its passenger numbers reach their highest level since the company relaunched in the UK last year.

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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's website shows prices for a single from Glasgow to Manchester from just 99p during the time of the May bank holiday, with singles from Manchester to Glasgow also starting from 99p.

Tickets can be purchased from www.flixbus.co.uk