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Coach Information between Glasgow and Cardiff

distanceDistance305 miles (492 km)
durationAverage coach duration12 h 5 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£38 (€43)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Glasgow to Cardiff cover the 305 miles (492 km) long journey taking on average 12 h 5 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £38, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £30. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Coach companies

Travel with National Express between Glasgow and Cardiff

Travel from Glasgow to Cardiff from £30 with Omio’s coach partners National Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

National Express

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Glasgow - Cardiff coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

  • Average Price: £30

Please follow the recommendations outlined by National Express when booking your coach tickets between Glasgow and Cardiff due to the coronavirus:

  • 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.

Buses from Glasgow to Cardiff

Buses from Glasgow to Cardiff operate every day of the week throughout the year. The main provider of this journey is National Express. The route serves several destinations in Cardiff, including Cardiff Coach Station (Sophia Gardens), Cardiff University, and Cardiff Castle Street. Buses depart from Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow. This is usually an indirect service that involves one bus change at either Bristol Coach Station or Birmingham Coach Station. The distance from Glasgow to Cardiff is approximately 390 miles, and the duration of the trip is from 9 hours 20 minutes. Buses from Glasgow to Cardiff start operating at about 8:00 a.m, and the last departure is at approximately 11:55 p.m. There are at least three services each day.

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FAQs
How much does a cheap coach to Cardiff from Glasgow cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach to Cardiff from Glasgow for the next 7 days starting from £30  one way.
What is the average price of coach tickets from Glasgow to Cardiff?
If you’re looking to book your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the Glasgow to Cardiff coach price to come in at an average of £38  one way.
How far is it from Glasgow to Cardiff by coach?
You should expect to travel around 305 miles (492 km)  to Cardiff from Glasgow by coach.
How long is the coach journey to Cardiff from Glasgow?
The coach time from Glasgow to Cardiff is on average 12 h 5 min  for the 305 miles (492 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Cardiff from Glasgow by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the Glasgow to Cardiff coach leave from? Which Cardiff coach station do I come into from Glasgow?

Some of the Glasgow coach stations to Cardiff you can start your journey from include Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow, Hampden Park. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Cardiff include Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg).

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Glasgow Central   and arriving in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Where is the coach station in Glasgow? Where is the coach station in Cardiff?

The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this route, called Glasgow Central, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Glasgow.

The most popular arrival coach station, Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Cardiff.

Which coach companies can take me from Glasgow to Cardiff?
If you're looking for coaches from Glasgow to Cardiff, you can rely on National Express to get you to Cardiff. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Glasgow to Cardiff route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
What are the first and last departure coach times from Glasgow to Cardiff?
You can take the first coach from Glasgow to Cardiff at 08: 40   or take the last coach from Glasgow to Cardiff leaving at 22: 45. Look for the latest Glasgow Cardiff coach times on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this route.
How far in advance should I buy coach tickets to Cardiff from Glasgow for the best deals?
If you purchase Glasgow to Cardiff coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £38. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches from Glasgow to Cardiff. Look out for coach tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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