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There are 9 ways to get from Cardiff to Scotland by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Cardiff to Edinburgh  •  3h 21m

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

$52 - $186

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Bus  •  12h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Bristol Bus & Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Glasgow National Express

$38 - $51

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Fly Cardiff to Glasgow  •  3h 21m

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

$51 - $205

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh  •  3h 58m

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

$69 - $209

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow  •  3h 58m

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

$63 - $186

Train to Bristol, fly to Aberdeen  •  4h 21m

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

$115 - $437

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6h 48m

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

$196 - $302

Train CrossCountry  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Glasgow Central

$188 - $292

Drive  •  6h 26m

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Glasgow 393.3 miles

$80 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Scotland is to bus which costs £29 - £40 and takes 12h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Scotland is to fly which costs £35 - £160 and takes 3h 21m.

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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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 35m.

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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 6h 48m.

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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 6h 48m and costs £150 - £240.

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It takes approximately 3h 21m 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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Cardiff to Scotland train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Scotland is to fly which takes 3h 21m and costs £40 - £150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £150 - £240 and takes 6h 48m, you could also bus, which costs £29 - £40 and takes 12h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 370.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 21m

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Scotland?

Flybe, Ryanair and Aer Lingus fly from Cardiff to Edinburgh twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cardiff to Glasgow via Crewe in around 6h 48m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Cardiff to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Cardiff to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,400
Flights from Cardiff to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $190
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Aberdeen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
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
51m
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 - $30
Train from Bristol Parkway to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Single
$170 - $260
Off-Peak Single
$200 - $290
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
2h 45m
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
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Cardiff Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Cardiff to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Glasgow station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Scotland is 393 miles. It takes approximately 6h 26m to drive from Cardiff to Scotland.

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Aer Lingus, Ryanair and Flybe offer flights from Cardiff Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 140+ hotels available in Scotland. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cardiff Airport is to bus which takes 30m and costs .

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