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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It's difficult to get from Cardiff to Glasgow without transferring at least 2 times.
|Distance||305 miles (492 km)|
|Average train duration||6 h 56 min|
|Average train ticket price||$205 (€171)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||First 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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