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How to get from Glasgow to Cardiff?

We are suggesting 23 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Glasgow Cardiff. 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 Glasgow Cardiff

For your trip from Glasgow (Scotland, United Kingdom) to Cardiff (Wales, 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 Glasgow > Cardiff will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Glasgow and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Glasgow International GLA airport, 6.8 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Cardiff (Cardiff-Wales airport, IATA code: CWL) operated by FlyBE or Cityjet.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Glasgow to Cardiff without changing trains but some trains run on lines Glasgow-Birmingham and Birmingham-Cardiff allowing you to make the entire trip only by rail.
Trains of CrossCountry or Virgin Trains to Birmingham leave from Glasgow Central railway station in Glasgow. Arrival in Birmingham will take place at Birmingham New Street station (0.4 mi from the city centre). Correspondence or change is required in Birmingham where the train operated by CrossCountry leave for Cardiff.
No coach company allows you to get you directly to Cardiff from Glasgow without changing buses, you will have to take the coach lines Glasgow-Birmingham and Birmingham-Cardiff.
You will board a coach of National Express or MegaBus in Glasgow. The bus will drop you off at Birmingham bus station (0.5 mi from Birmingham, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Glasgow bus station (0.3 mi from Glasgow) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Birmingham. Once arrived in Birmingham, take another coach of MegaBus or National Express that will take you to Cardiff bus station (Wales United Kingdom).
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Glasgow-Birmingham will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by plane in order to cover the entire trip.

Which carriers to travel between Glasgow and Cardiff?

Railway companies
CrossCountry provides rail connections Glasgow-Bristol with the train from Glasgow Central railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Bristol Temple Meads at arrival (0.6 mi from centre) and from Bristol to Cardiff with the train which leaves Bristol Temple Meads station to arrive at Cardiff Central railway station (Wales United Kingdom)
First Great Western transports passengers on a rail line Bristol-Cardiff with the train from Parson Street railway station (1.7 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Cardiff Central at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
Arriva Trains Wales operates the train journey from Manchester to Cardiff with the train which leaves Manchester Piccadilly station to arrive at Cardiff Central railway station (Wales United Kingdom)
Virgin Trains provides a rail connection Glasgow-Birmingham with the train from Glasgow Central railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Birmingham New Street at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
First TransPennine Express transports passengers on a rail line from Glasgow to Manchester with the train which leaves Glasgow Central station to arrive at Manchester Piccadilly railway station (England United Kingdom)
Bus companies
National Express operates the intercity bus services from the bus station of Glasgow in Glasgow and to the one of Bristol (England United Kingdom) and between the city of Bristol (serving Bristol bus station at 0.3 mi from centre) and the city of Cardiff where the coach will drop you off at Cardiff station situated at about 0.4 mi from Cardiff city centre.
MegaBus is the bus operator that allows to travel on the lines from the bus station of Glasgow in Glasgow and to the one of Birmingham (England United Kingdom) and between the city of Birmingham (serving Birmingham bus station at 0.5 mi from centre) and the city of Cardiff where the coach will drop you off at Cardiff station situated at about 0.4 mi from Cardiff city centre.
Airlines
Eastern Airways carries out a flight from Birmingham International BHX airport situated 6.8 mi away from the city centre of Birmingham to Cardiff (arrival at Cardiff-Wales CWL airport)
FlyBE flies on the route from Glasgow International GLA airport (located 6.8 mi from Glasgow, United Kingdom) to Cardiff (serving Cardiff-Wales CWL airport)
Easyjet schedules the flight from Glasgow International GLA airport situated 6.8 mi away from the city centre of Glasgow to Bristol (arrival at Bristol BRS airport)
Cityjet ensures the flight route from Glasgow International GLA airport (located 6.8 mi from Glasgow, United Kingdom) to Cardiff (serving Cardiff-Wales CWL airport)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Glasgow-Birmingham (252.9 mi)

Stop cities from Glasgow or cities to visit near Cardiff

When travelling from Cardiff to Glasgow by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Bristol located at 26 mi from Cardiff, Birmingham 88 mi away from Cardiff, Liverpool situated at 134 mi from Cardiff, Manchester at approximately 144 mi from Cardiff, Wolverhampton located at 89 mi from Cardiff, Crewe 116 mi away from Cardiff, Warrington situated at 135 mi from Cardiff (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Cardiff or back to Glasgow, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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