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

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Fly Cardiff to Edinburgh  •  2h 57m

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

$52 - $186

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Fly Cardiff to Glasgow  •  2h 57m

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

$51 - $205

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Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh  •  3h 44m

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

$63 - $203

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow  •  3h 44m

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

$57 - $180

Train to Bristol, fly to Aberdeen  •  4h 12m

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

$109 - $431

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6h 44m

  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

Bus  •  10h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Shudehill Interchange M33
  2. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M11

$57 - $102

Drive  •  6h 26m

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Glasgow 393.3 miles

$80 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Wales to Scotland is to fly which costs £40 - £150 and takes 2h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Wales to Scotland is to fly which costs £35 - £160 and takes 2h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wales to Scotland station. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Kingsway and arriving at Buchanan Bus Station via Shudehill Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Wales to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Glasgow Central via Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 44m.

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The distance between Wales and Scotland is 313 miles. The road distance is 393.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Wales to Scotland without a car is to train which takes 6h 44m and costs £150 - £240.

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It takes approximately 2h 57m to get from Wales to Scotland, including transfers.

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Wales to Scotland bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Cardiff, Kingsway station.

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Wales to Scotland train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Wales to Scotland is to fly which takes 2h 57m and costs £40 - £150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £150 - £240 and takes 6h 44m, you could also bus, which costs £40 - £80 and takes 10h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Wales to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 312.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 57m

What companies run services between Wales and Scotland?

Flybe, Ryanair and Aer Lingus fly from Barry to Edinburgh 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cardiff to Glasgow via Crewe in around 6h 44m.

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, Wednesday, 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 Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
34m
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 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 Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
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 41m
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
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Shudehill Interchange
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
Megabus UK

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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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Wales to Scotland bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Buchanan Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Wales to Scotland is 393 miles. It takes approximately 6h 26m to drive from Wales 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 143+ hotels available in Scotland. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Wales to Cardiff Airport is to bus which takes 6m and costs .

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