There are 10 ways to get from Glasgow to Wales by plane, bus, train 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 Glasgow to Bristol  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS

$45 - $138

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Bus  •  10 h

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

$35 - $46

8 alternative options

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Cardiff  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Cardiff (CWL) EDI - CWL

$58 - $197

Fly Glasgow to Cardiff  •  3 h 23 min

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

$56 - $221

Fly Glasgow to Manchester, train, line 4 bus  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester
  3. Take the line 4 bus from Chester, Railway Station (Town Crier) to Buckley, Black Lion (Black Lion PH)

$76 - $313

Fly Glasgow to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Wrexham General

$78 - $218

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 22 min

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

$145 - $296

Train CrossCountry  •  9 h 4 min

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

$183 - $304

Bus, train  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street M11
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Hereford
  3. Take the bus from Country Bus Station to Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club) X3

$75 - $113

Drive  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Cardiff 393.4 miles

$80 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Wales is to bus which costs £27 - £40 and takes 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Wales is to fly which costs £40 - £180 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Wales is 249 miles. The road distance is 393.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Glasgow to Wales, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Wales station. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Wales. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Cardiff Central via Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 22 min.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Wales is to fly which takes 3 h 59 min and costs £35 - £110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £110 - £240 and takes 6 h 22 min, You could also bus, which costs £27 - £40 and takes 10 h..

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Glasgow to Wales bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth station.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Wales.
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  • Distance: 249.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 59 min

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Wales?

easyJet flies from Glasgow to Newport 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow to Cardiff via Crewe in around 6 h 22 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Glasgow to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $30
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Birmingham International to Wrexham General
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Train from Crewe to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $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 Glasgow Central to Crewe
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $130
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chester, Railway Station (Town Crier) to Buckley, Black Lion (Black Lion PH)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Country Bus Station to Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club)
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Country Bus Station to Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club)
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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