You can get from Glasgow to Cardiff by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||305 miles (492 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£22 - £151|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £22 • 11 h 15 min|
|Popular travel companies||National Express or Cross Country|
Travel 305 miles (492 km) by coach or train to Cardiff from Glasgow. A coach is best for those looking to save money on this trip, with tickets costing about £22. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Glasgow to Cardiff.
Travelling to Cardiff from Glasgow is simple, and there are regular bus, train and even plane connections between the two cities. Buses are the most regular option, but trains and flights can work out quicker with the right booking.
National Express provides three buses every day between these two destinations, and the journey time will be between 9 hours 35 minutes and 12 hours 25 minutes. National Express services do not currently travel directly between the two cities, and a brief change will be needed in Birmingham. Buses depart from Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow, and arrive at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, which is located next to the River Taff.
Booking a train is the quickest way to travel from Glasgow to the Welsh capital city, and probably the most comfortable as well. Services between the two cities are provided by Virgin Trains and Arriva. Anyone making the trip will need to make at least one quick change, which could be in Crewe or Preston. Journey times vary a little, but can be as short as 5 hours 30 minutes. Trains leave from Glasgow Central Station and arrive at either Cardiff Central or Queen Street stations.
Flying to Cardiff from Glasgow is possible, and can work out quicker than trains or buses. The fastest route is to catch the KLM Cityhopper service from Glasgow International to Amsterdam Schiphol, and from there to Cardiff, which can take as little as 3 hours 50 minutes. There are no direct flights, but every day there will be a quick indirect connection.
There are 2 ways to get from Glasgow to Cardiff: coach or train.
The cheapest way from Glasgow to Cardiff is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £22 compared to other travel options to Cardiff:
A coach is about £129 less than a train, which costs on average £151 for this route.
The fastest way to get to Cardiff from Glasgow is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.
There are alternative travel options to Cardiff that can usually take longer:
In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 11 h 15 min of travel time.
In comparison, getting to Cardiff by train can take on average 5 h 42 min.
The distance between Glasgow and Cardiff is around 305 miles (492 km).
The average frequency per day from Glasgow to Cardiff is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Cardiff from Glasgow as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Glasgow to Cardiff:
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