The cheapest buses from Cardiff to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 19 Oct

Cheapest

£31

Average

£33

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Cardiff to Glasgow will cost around £ 33 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 31.

Cheapest
17:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens13h20 07:05Glasgow, Buchanan
1 changes
£311One-way
2nd Cheapest
17:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens13h35 06:45Glasgow, Buchanan
1 changes
£341One-way
08:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens11h55 19:55Glasgow, Buchanan
1 changes
£351One-way

Timetable Cardiff to Glasgow

Showing buses for tomorrow, Tue, 19 Oct
08:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens11h55 19:55Glasgow, Buchanan
0 changes
17:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens13h35 06:45Glasgow, Buchanan
0 changes
17:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens13h20 07:05Glasgow, Buchanan
0 changes

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Mon
18 Oct
£152Cross Country
£36National Express
Tue
19 Oct
£108Cross Country
£31National Express
Wed
20 Oct
£109Cross Country
£30National Express
Thu
21 Oct
£152Arriva Trains Wales
£34National Express
Fri
22 Oct
£152Arriva Trains Wales
£38National Express
Sat
23 Oct
£152Avanti West Coast
£34National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£107Cross Country
£17National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£108Cross Country
£31National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£108Cross Country
£27National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£107Cross Country
£25National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£151Cross Country
£25National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£108Cross Country
£27National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£151Avanti West Coast
£27National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£108Cross Country
£21National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£108Cross Country
£17National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£108Cross Country
£23National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£71Cross Country
£17National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£150Avanti West Coast
£20National Express

The fastest buses from Cardiff to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 19 Oct

Fastest Journey

11 h 55 m

Average

12 h 56 m

Buses per day

3

Distance

493 km

It's difficult to get from Cardiff to Glasgow without changing at least once.

Fastest
08:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens11h55 19:55Glasgow, Buchanan
1 changes
£351One-way
2nd Fastest
17:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens13h20 07:05Glasgow, Buchanan
1 changes
£311One-way
17:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens13h35 06:45Glasgow, Buchanan
1 changes
£341One-way

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Coach Information between Cardiff and Glasgow

distanceDistance305 miles (492 km)
durationAverage coach duration13 h 15 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£34 (€38)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Cardiff to Glasgow cover the 305 miles (492 km) long journey taking on average 13 h 15 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £34, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £30. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.

Coach companies

National Express Cardiff – Glasgow

Buy your official National Express coach tickets between Cardiff and Glasgow from £30 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable trip.

National Express

If you’re thinking of taking a coach between Cardiff and Glasgow, you can enjoy a comfortable journey at a budget-friendly price with National Express. National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach company offering hundreds of routes to towns and cities across the UK, including routes to and from major airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol. On a National Express coach, you can expect to travel 305 miles (492 km) between Cardiff and Glasgow and pay as low as £30 if you book in advance.

All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach between Cardiff and Glasgow, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Check the National Express coach timetable between Cardiff and Glasgow, select your preferred ticket type, and book your cheap coach tickets on Omio today!

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach from Cardiff to Glasgow:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

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Buses from Cardiff to Glasgow
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FAQs
How much do cheap coaches to Glasgow from Cardiff cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches to Glasgow from Cardiff to cost as little as £30  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a coach ticket from Cardiff to Glasgow on average?
If you’re looking to book tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cardiff to Glasgow coach prices are on average £34  one way.
How far is it from Cardiff to Glasgow by coach?
The coach distance from Cardiff to Glasgow is around 305 miles (492 km).
How long is the coach journey between Cardiff and Glasgow?
On average the coach from Cardiff to Glasgow duration is 13 h 15 min  for the 305 miles (492 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which coach station in Cardiff goes to Glasgow? Which coach station do I come into Glasgow from Cardiff?

When taking the coach to Glasgow from Cardiff, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg). Your trip can end in coach stations such as Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow, Hampden Park.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.

Where do I find the Cardiff coach station to Glasgow? Where is the Glasgow coach station?

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

What coach companies offer a service between Cardiff and Glasgow?
If you're looking for coaches from Cardiff to Glasgow, you can rely on National Express to get you to Glasgow. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Cardiff to Glasgow route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When can I take the first coach from Cardiff to Glasgow? When can I take the last coach for the day?
If you prefer early morning coaches from Cardiff to Glasgow, the first coach leaves at 16: 10. If you prefer late night coaches from Cardiff to Glasgow, the last coach of the day leaves at 18: 15. Omio shows you the latest coach from Cardiff to Glasgow schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
When should I book Cardiff Glasgow coach tickets to score the best deals?
The price of a one way coach ticket from Cardiff to Glasgow is on average £34 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this route. In general, you can find coach tickets from Cardiff to Glasgow available a few months in advance.

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