Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for Dec 3

Cheapest

$205

Average

$205

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 $ 205 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 205.

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08:50AMCardiff Central7h09 03:59PMGlasgow Central
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$2051One-way
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11:45AMCardiff Central7h31 07:16PMGlasgow Central
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$2051One-way
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10:52AMCardiff Central7h08 06:00PMGlasgow Central
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$2051One-way
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12:49PMCardiff Central6h41 07:30PMGlasgow Central
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$2051One-way

Train schedule from Cardiff to Glasgow

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08:50AMCardiff Central7h09 03:59PMGlasgow Central
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10:52AMCardiff Central7h08 06:00PMGlasgow Central
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11:45AMCardiff Central7h31 07:16PMGlasgow Central
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12:49PMCardiff Central6h41 07:30PMGlasgow Central
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Thu
Dec 2
$205Avanti West Coast
$52National Express
Fri
Dec 3
$205Avanti West Coast
$52National Express
Sat
Dec 4
$206Avanti West Coast
$39National Express
Sun
Dec 5
$206Avanti West Coast
$42National Express
Wed
Dec 8
$205Avanti West Coast
$41National Express
Thu
Dec 9
$208Avanti West Coast
$35National Express
Fri
Dec 10
$207Avanti West Coast
$42National Express
Sat
Dec 11
$161Avanti West Coast
$38National Express
Sun
Dec 12
$208Avanti West Coast
$41National Express
Mon
Dec 13
$208Arriva Trains Wales
$29National Express
Tue
Dec 14
$208First Transpennine Express
$29National Express
Wed
Dec 15
$208Arriva Trains Wales
$29National Express
Thu
Dec 16
$203Arriva Trains Wales
$42National Express
Fri
Dec 17
$206Arriva Trains Wales
$47National Express
Sat
Dec 18
$208Avanti West Coast
$61National Express
Sun
Dec 19
$206Avanti West Coast
$61National Express
Mon
Dec 20
$206Arriva Trains Wales
$61National Express
Tue
Dec 21
$208Arriva Trains Wales
$62National Express
Wed
Dec 22
$205Arriva Trains Wales
$71National Express

Fastest train times from Cardiff to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for Dec 3

Fastest Journey

6 h 41 m

Average

7 h 7 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

493 km

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

Fastest
12:49PMCardiff Central6h41 07:30PMGlasgow Central
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$2051One-way
10:52AMCardiff Central7h08 06:00PMGlasgow Central
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$2051One-way
08:50AMCardiff Central7h09 03:59PMGlasgow Central
2 changes
$2051One-way
11:45AMCardiff Central7h31 07:16PMGlasgow Central
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$2051One-way

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Train Information to Glasgow from Cardiff

distanceDistance305 miles (492 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 56 min
priceAverage train ticket price$205 (€171)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersFirst Transpennine Express, Avanti West Coast or Arriva Trains Wales

Trains from Cardiff to Glasgow cover the 305 miles (492 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 56 min with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express, Avanti West Coast or Arriva Trains Wales. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $205 (€171), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $205 (€171). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Glasgow Central.

Trains from Cardiff to Glasgow: Journey Details

During the week, service from Cardiff to Glasgow runs between 4:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., with 2 trains departing every other hour. As direct connections are not possible for this 6.5 to 7-hour journey, passengers should expect to change trains 1 to 2 times at stations such as Crewe, Bristol, Birmingham, Lancaster, and/or Preston. On the weekend, the schedule changes slightly, with 1 to 2 trains departing every hour between 4:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 1 train an hour departing from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. The main service providers for this route are Virgin Trains and Arriva Trains Wales.

Return trains from Glasgow to Cardiff are also available.

Departing Cardiff by train

Cardiff, the largest city in Wales, is a popular tourist destination with a variety of cultural attractions for visitors to explore. Those interested in Welsh history should be sure to visit the National Museum which is located in a stunning white neo-Baroque building and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The National Museum is one of Britain's best museums, providing visitors with exhibitions ranging from natural history to archaeology to art. Cardiff Castle, lying in the middle of the city, should not be missed. Rugby fans should be sure to attend a game at the Millennium Stadium, while Doctor Who fans should keep an eye out for locations that have featured in the series, much of which was filmed in Cardiff.

Arriving in Glasgow by train

Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland, is a diverse and exciting cultural center with an especially vibrant music scene. Visitors should start with George Square for history and Buchanan Street for shopping before catching a show at one of Glasgow's famous venues, including The Barrowland Ballroom and King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. Great theatre and music, although of a different variety, can also be found at the Glasgow Royal Concert and The King's Theatre. To combine music with history, head to The Panopticon Music Hall - the oldest surviving music hall in the world.

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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets between Cardiff and Glasgow cost?
Train tickets between Cardiff and Glasgow for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $205 (€171)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket between Cardiff and Glasgow?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $205 (€171)  for a train ticket between Cardiff and Glasgow.
What is the distance from Cardiff to Glasgow by train?
You should expect to travel around 305 miles (492 km)  between Cardiff and Glasgow by train.
What is the Cardiff to Glasgow train travel time?
On average the Cardiff to Glasgow train time is 6 h 56 min  covering the 305 miles (492 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Cardiff to Glasgow depart from? Which Glasgow train station do I come into from Cardiff?

Some of the Cardiff train stations to Glasgow you can start your journey from include Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays). Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Glasgow include Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow).

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

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

Passengers board their train most frequently from Cardiff Central and travel around 0.2 miles (425 m) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Glasgow Central and need to travel approximately 0.5 miles (757 m) from the train station to the city center in Glasgow.

Which train companies can get me from Cardiff to Glasgow?
When taking a train from Cardiff to Glasgow, you can count on First Transpennine Express, Avanti West Coast or Arriva Trains Wales for the best way to get you to Glasgow. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Cardiff to Glasgow and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains per day are there from Cardiff to Glasgow?
The average number of trains departing Cardiff for Glasgow is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
How far in advance should I book train tickets between Cardiff and Glasgow for the best deals?
If you purchase the Cardiff to Glasgow train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $205 (€171). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Glasgow from Cardiff. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Glasgow
Cardiff Central is the most popular Cardiff railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cardiff for your trip to Glasgow.
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Phone Number
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transit options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway