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Recommended option

Fly Glasgow to Bristol, train  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)

$63 - $189

Cheapest option

Fly Glasgow to Cardiff  •  3 h 23 min

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

$58 - $223

7 alternative options

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

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

$60 - $199

Fly Glasgow to Manchester, bus, line 4 bus  •  5 h 2 min

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

$69 - $296

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

$79 - $219

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 30 min

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

$199 - $306

Train CrossCountry  •  8 h 32 min

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

$198 - $321

Bus  •  10 h 50 min

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

$60 - $108

Drive  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Cardiff 393.4 miles

$80 - $130

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Wales?

Flybe flies from Glasgow to Barry 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow to Cardiff via Crewe in around 6 h 30 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 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 Manchester via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 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 Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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 Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
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
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
Train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
36 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 Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Train from Glasgow Central to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 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
Train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $29
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
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
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Crewe to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
easyBus
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
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
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Shudehill Interchange to Cardiff, Kingsway
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Glasgow and Wales is 399 km. The road distance is 629 km.

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Wales is to bus and fly which costs £45 - £150 and takes 4 h 1 min.

The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Wales is to fly which takes 3 h 23 min and costs £40 - £170.

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 30 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Wales. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Cardiff, Kingsway via Shudehill Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from Glasgow to Wales, including transfers.