The cheapest trains from Glasgow to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 16 Oct

Cheapest

£152

Average

£197

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 Glasgow to Cardiff will cost around £ 197 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 152.

Cheapest
11:33Glasgow Central6h54 18:27Cardiff Central
2 changes
£1521One-way
09:37Glasgow Central6h48 16:25Cardiff Central
2 changes
£2421One-way

Timetable Glasgow to Cardiff

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sat, 16 Oct
09:37Glasgow Central6h48 16:25Cardiff Central
0 changes
11:33Glasgow Central6h54 18:27Cardiff Central
0 changes

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Fri
15 Oct
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£62National Express
Sat
16 Oct
£152Avanti West Coast
£31National Express
Sun
17 Oct
£152Avanti West Coast
£46National Express
Mon
18 Oct
£152Arriva Trains Wales
£41National Express
Wed
20 Oct
£151Arriva Trains Wales
£32National Express
Thu
21 Oct
£152Arriva Trains Wales
£35National Express
Fri
22 Oct
£151Arriva Trains Wales
£38National Express
Sat
23 Oct
£151Avanti West Coast
£30National Express
Sun
24 Oct
£152Avanti West Coast
£41National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£151Arriva Trains Wales
£41National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£152Arriva Trains Wales
£41National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£151Arriva Trains Wales
£38National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£151First Transpennine Express
£25National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£151Arriva Trains Wales
£29National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£151Arriva Trains Wales
£29National Express

The fastest trains from Glasgow to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 16 Oct

Fastest Journey

6 h 48 m

Average

6 h 51 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

493 km

It's difficult to get from Glasgow to Cardiff without changing at least 2 times.

Fastest
09:37Glasgow Central6h48 16:25Cardiff Central
2 changes
£2421One-way
11:33Glasgow Central6h54 18:27Cardiff Central
2 changes
£1521One-way

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Train Information to Cardiff from Glasgow

distanceDistance305 miles (492 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price£152 (€172)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast

Trains from Glasgow to Cardiff cover the 305 miles (492 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 4 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £152, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £151. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Cardiff Central.

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FAQs
What is the cost of cheap trains between Glasgow and Cardiff?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Glasgow to Cardiff for as little as £151  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Glasgow to Cardiff?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Cardiff from Glasgow is £152  one way.
What is the distance between Glasgow and Cardiff by train?
The Glasgow to Cardiff train distance is approximately 305 miles (492 km).
How long does it take from Glasgow to Cardiff by train?
The Glasgow to Cardiff train duration is on average 6 h 4 min, which is to be expected when travelling 305 miles (492 km) between Glasgow and Cardiff. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station from Glasgow to Cardiff do I depart from? Which Cardiff train station from Glasgow do I arrive in?

When taking the train between Glasgow and Cardiff, you can choose to depart from train stations like Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow). Your journey can end in train stations such as Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays).

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

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

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Glasgow Central and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Cardiff most often arrive at Cardiff Central and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.

Which train providers can get me from Glasgow to Cardiff?
If you're looking for trains from Glasgow to Cardiff, you can rely on Avanti West Coast to get you to Cardiff. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Glasgow to Cardiff trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there to Cardiff from Glasgow?
The average number of trains departing Glasgow for Cardiff is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Glasgow to Cardiff? What time is the last train from Glasgow to Cardiff?
The earliest train for this route departs from Glasgow at 07: 36. The last train leaves from Glasgow at 11: 33. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Glasgow to Cardiff and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book train tickets to Cardiff from Glasgow for the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this route and save money. If you buy train tickets to Cardiff from Glasgow within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £152 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Glasgow to Cardiff a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Glasgow
Cardiff
Glasgow Central is the most popular Glasgow railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Glasgow for your journey to Cardiff.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 09: 15 - 21: 30
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 6, 7, 18, 21, 75, 263, 267, 500 Airport Express
Train lines: West Coast Main Line, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, LNER, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper