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Trip Cardiff Glasgow

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Cardiff to Glasgow

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How to get from Cardiff to Glasgow?

We are suggesting 22 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Cardiff Glasgow. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Cardiff Glasgow

For your trip from Cardiff (Wales, United Kingdom) to Glasgow (Scotland, United Kingdom) with a distance of 306 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The direct flight Cardiff > Glasgow will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Cardiff and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Cardiff-Wales CWL airport, 9.3 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Glasgow (Glasgow International airport, IATA code: GLA) operated by Cityjet or FlyBE.
No coach company allows you to get you directly to Glasgow from Cardiff without changing buses, you will have to take the coach lines Cardiff-Liverpool and Liverpool-Glasgow.
You will board a coach of National Express in Cardiff. The bus will drop you off at Liverpool bus station (0.1 mi from Liverpool, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Cardiff bus station (0.4 mi from Cardiff) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Liverpool. Once arrived in Liverpool, take another coach of MegaBus that will take you to Glasgow bus station (Scotland United Kingdom).
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Cardiff to Glasgow without changing trains but some trains run on lines Cardiff-Manchester and Manchester-Glasgow allowing you to make the entire trip only by rail.
Trains of Arriva Trains Wales or CrossCountry to Manchester leave from Cardiff Central railway station in Cardiff. Arrival in Manchester will take place at Manchester Piccadilly station (0.3 mi from the city centre). Correspondence or change is required in Manchester where the train operated by First TransPennine Express leave for Glasgow.
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Cardiff-Liverpool will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by bus in order to cover the entire trip.

Which carriers to travel between Cardiff and Glasgow?

Railway companies
Arriva Trains Wales provides a rail connection Cardiff-Manchester with the train from Cardiff Central railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Manchester Piccadilly at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
CrossCountry transports passengers on a rail line from Edinburgh to Glasgow with the train which leaves Haymarket (Edinburgh) station to arrive at Glasgow Central railway station (Scotland United Kingdom)
First TransPennine Express operates the train journey Manchester-Glasgow with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Glasgow Central at arrival (0.6 mi from centre)
ScotRail provides a rail connection from Edinburgh to Glasgow with the train which leaves Edinburgh Park station to arrive at Charing Cross (Glasgow) railway station (Scotland United Kingdom)
Virgin Trains transports passengers on a rail line Crewe-Glasgow with the train from Crewe railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Glasgow Central at arrival (0.6 mi from centre)
East Coast operates the train journey from Edinburgh to Glasgow with the train which leaves Haymarket (Edinburgh) station to arrive at Glasgow Central railway station (Scotland United Kingdom)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Cardiff-Liverpool (134.2 mi)
Bus companies
MegaBus operates the intercity bus services from the bus station of Cardiff in Cardiff and to the one of Manchester (England United Kingdom) and between the city of Manchester (serving Manchester bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Glasgow where the coach will drop you off at Glasgow station situated at about 0.3 mi from Glasgow city centre.
National Express is the bus operator that allows to travel on the lines from the bus station of Cardiff in Cardiff and to the one of Manchester (England United Kingdom) and between the city of Manchester (serving Manchester bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Glasgow where the coach will drop you off at Glasgow station situated at about 0.3 mi from Glasgow city centre.
Airlines
Cityjet carries out a flight from Cardiff-Wales CWL airport situated 9.3 mi away from the city centre of Cardiff to Glasgow (arrival at Glasgow International GLA airport)
FlyBE flies on the route from Cardiff-Wales CWL airport (located 9.3 mi from Cardiff, United Kingdom) to Glasgow (serving Glasgow International GLA airport)

Stop cities from Cardiff or cities to visit near Glasgow

When travelling from Glasgow to Cardiff by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Edinburgh located at 42 mi from Glasgow, Liverpool 134 mi away from Cardiff, Manchester situated at 144 mi from Cardiff, Crewe at approximately 116 mi from Cardiff, Warrington located at 135 mi from Cardiff (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Glasgow or back to Cardiff, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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