There are 10 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. CWL - EDI

$55 - $193

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 45 min

  1. National Express
  2. National Express

$37 - $51

8 alternative options

Fly Cardiff to Glasgow  •  3 h 9 min

  1. CWL - GLA

$54 - $220

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

  1. BRS - EDI

$73 - $213

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 54 min

  1. BRS - GLA

$67 - $190

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

  1. BRS - INV

$72 - $321

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

  1. BRS - ABZ

$116 - $440

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 45 min

$197 - $315

Train CrossCountry  •  9 h 6 min

$198 - $303

Drive  •  6 h 26 min

  1. 393.3 miles

$80 - $130

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 45 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 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 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $35
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
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Bristol Parkway to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$180 - $270
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Single
$180 - $270
Off-Peak Single
$200 - $300
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 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cardiff and Scotland is 593 km. The road distance is 629 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Scotland is to fly which takes 3 h 9 min and costs £40 - £170.

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 45 min.

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

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