Duration 7h 5m
Distance 393.3 miles
Average price £240
Frequency 8/day

Trip overview

The average train between Cardiff and Scotland takes 7h 5m and the fastest train takes 6h 3m. The train service runs several times per day from Cardiff to Scotland. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train via Crewe

  1. Cardiff Central
  2. Crewe
  3. Glasgow
6h 54m
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£133 - £373

Cardiff to Scotland train times

Trains run every four hours between Cardiff and Glasgow. The earliest departure is at 08:52 in the morning, and the last departure from Cardiff is at 20:55 which arrives into Glasgow at 13:27. All services require a transfer at Crewe and take an average of 7h 5m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Cardiff to Scotland? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Glasgow Central via Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 54m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Scotland is 371 miles. The road distance is 393.3 miles.

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Cardiff to Scotland train services, operated by Transport for Wales, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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Cardiff to Scotland train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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You can take a train from Cardiff to Glasgow via Crewe in around 6h 54m.
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22 min
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
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44 min
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£15 - £29
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51 min
6 times a week
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£26 - £40
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3h 6m
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£90 - £310

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