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from Cardiff to Glasgow

You can get from Cardiff to Glasgow by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cardiff to Glasgow on 20 Jan we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens11h30 19:55Glasgow, Buchanan
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08:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens11h30 19:55Glasgow, Buchanan
1 changes
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17:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens13h45 07:30Glasgow, Buchanan
1 changes
15:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens15h00 06:45Glasgow, Buchanan
2 changes

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20 Jan
£152Avanti West Coast
£34National Express
21 Jan
£152Avanti West Coast
£24National Express
22 Jan
£152Avanti West Coast
£35National Express
23 Jan
£152Avanti West Coast
£32National Express
25 Jan
£150Arriva Trains Wales
£18National Express
26 Jan
£152Arriva Trains Wales
£30National Express
30 Jan
£150Avanti West Coast
£30National Express
31 Jan
£152First Transpennine Express
£17National Express
1 Feb
£152First Transpennine Express
£19National Express
2 Feb
£148Arriva Trains Wales
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3 Feb
£94Avanti West Coast
£30National Express
4 Feb
£147Arriva Trains Wales
£13National Express
6 Feb
Find prices
£30National Express
7 Feb
£152Avanti West Coast
£30National Express

Travel Information between Cardiff and Glasgow

distanceDistance305 miles (492 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£29 - £148
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £29 • 11 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £148 • 6 h 41 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Avanti West Coast

Take a coach or train to travel 305 miles (492 km) from Cardiff to Glasgow. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 6 h 41 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £29. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Cardiff to Glasgow.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cardiff to Glasgow

Travel to Glasgow easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Glasgow.

What are my Cardiff to Glasgow travel options?

There are 2 ways to get from Cardiff to Glasgow: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Glasgow from Cardiff?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cardiff to Glasgow, which costs on average £29.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Glasgow:

A coach is about £119 less than a train, which costs on average £148 for this journey.

What is the fastest way to get to Glasgow from Cardiff?

The quickest way to travel between Cardiff and Glasgow is by train, which takes on average 6 h 41 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 11 h 30 min   on average.

How many miles from Cardiff to Glasgow would I travel?

The distance from Cardiff to Glasgow is approximately 305 miles (492 km).

How many services a day are there between Cardiff and Glasgow?

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Glasgow is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Cardiff and Glasgow as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Cardiff to Glasgow, where do I depart from Cardiff and where do I arrive in Glasgow?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Cardiff to Glasgow:

  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Cardiff to Glasgow depart from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.
  • Most travellers take a train from Cardiff Central to Glasgow Central.

Who can get me from Cardiff to Glasgow?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cardiff to Glasgow, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Glasgow by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Cardiff to Glasgow tickets on Omio for £29.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast to go to Glasgow by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanti West Coast Cardiff to Glasgow tickets on Omio for £148.

Is there a way to travel directly from Cardiff to Glasgow?

Yes, there are direct services available to Glasgow from Cardiff with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct coaches with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Glasgow as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Cardiff to Glasgow.

Where should I go next after I travel to Glasgow from Cardiff?

Omio customers who travel from Cardiff to Glasgow often also extend their holiday to go to London, Edinburgh or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Glasgow and these popular destinations at a great price.

How far in advance should I buy my Cardiff to Glasgow ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip to Glasgow from Cardiff, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £29 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £148 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Glasgow from Cardiff online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.