There are 11 ways to get from Cardiff to Scotland by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Cardiff to Edinburgh  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Edinburgh (EDI) CWL - EDI

$55 - $193

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow National Express

$36 - $51

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Fly Cardiff to Glasgow  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Glasgow (GLA) CWL - GLA

$54 - $220

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI

$72 - $211

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA

$66 - $188

Train to Bristol, fly to Inverness  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Inverness (INV) BRS - INV

$73 - $319

Train to Bristol, fly to Aberdeen  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Aberdeen (ABZ) BRS - ABZ

$118 - $439

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Glasgow Central

$151 - $303

Train CrossCountry  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Glasgow Central

$186 - $310

Bus Megabus UK  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Shudehill Interchange M35
  2. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M11

$59 - $107

Drive  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Glasgow 393.3 miles

$80 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Scotland is to bus which costs £27 - £40 and takes 9 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Scotland is to fly which costs £40 - £170 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff station to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Glasgow via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 45 min.

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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 6 h 41 min.

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

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Scotland without a car is to train which takes 6 h 41 min and costs £110 - £240.

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Cardiff to Scotland, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 370.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 14 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Scotland?

Flybe flies from Cardiff to Edinburgh twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cardiff to Glasgow via Crewe in around 6 h 41 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Bristol to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Cardiff to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Cardiff to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $35
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$180 - $270
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Single
$180 - $270
Off-Peak Single
$210 - $310
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Shudehill Interchange
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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