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There are 9 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.

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Fly Glasgow to Cardiff  •  2 h 53 min

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

$53 - $218

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Bus  •  12 h 55 min

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

$40 - $50

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Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Cardiff  •  3 h 23 min

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

$56 - $194

Fly Glasgow to Bristol, train  •  3 h 58 min

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

$64 - $190

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Bristol, train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)

$72 - $216

Fly Glasgow to Manchester, train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Shotton

$79 - $322

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 15 min

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

$196 - $301

Train CrossCountry  •  8 h 11 min

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

$183 - $304

Drive  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Cardiff 393.4 miles

$80 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Wales is to bus which costs £30 - £40 and takes 12 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Wales is to fly which costs £40 - £170 and takes 2 h 53 min.

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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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 55 min.

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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 15 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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The best way to get from Glasgow to Wales without a car is to train which takes 6 h 15 min and costs £150 - £240.

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It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Glasgow to Wales, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Wales bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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Glasgow to Wales train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Wales is to fly which takes 2 h 53 min and costs £40 - £170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £150 - £240 and takes 6 h 15 min, you could also bus, which costs £30 - £40 and takes 12 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Wales.
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  • Distance: 249.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 53 min

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Wales?

Flybe flies from Glasgow to Barry 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow to Cardiff via Crewe in around 6 h 15 min.

Airlines
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
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Glasgow to Cardiff via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
31 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
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
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Train from Glasgow Central to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Single
$170 - $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 Manchester Airport to Shotton
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Crewe to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 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
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
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 Glasgow to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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

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

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Glasgow to Wales train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Wales is 393 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to drive from Glasgow to Wales.

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Flybe offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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Book your Glasgow to Wales bus tickets online with Distribusion and Distribusion.

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There are 231+ hotels available in Wales. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Glasgow Airport is to line 500 bus which takes 18 min and costs £7.

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