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There are 7 ways to get from Wales to Scotland by train, plane, bus or car

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Train, fly to Edinburgh  •  3h 50m

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

£43 - £122

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Bus  •  11h

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow

£22 - £29

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Train, fly to Glasgow  •  4h 22m

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

£44 - £94

Train, fly to Aberdeen  •  4h 2m

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

£46 - £165

Train via Crewe  •  6h 50m

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

£155 - £401

Train  •  9h

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

£204 - £566

Drive  •  6h 25m

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Glasgow 393 miles

£55 - £90

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The cheapest way to get from Wales to Scotland is to bus which costs £22 - £30 and takes 11h.

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The quickest way to get from Wales to Scotland is to train and fly which costs £40 - £130 and takes 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wales station to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Glasgow via Bristol Bus & Coach Station and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h.

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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 50m.

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The distance between Wales and Scotland is 313 miles. The road distance is 393 miles.

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The best way to get from Wales to Scotland without a car is to train via Crewe which takes 6h 50m and costs £150 - £410.

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It takes approximately 3h 50m to get from Wales to Scotland, including transfers.

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Wales to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Wales to Scotland train services, operated by Transport for Wales, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Wales to Scotland is to train via Crewe which takes 6h 50m and costs £150 - £410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £30 and takes 11h.

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Map of how to get from Wales to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 312.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 50m

What companies run services between Wales and Scotland?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Glasgow via Crewe in around 6h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Glasgow via Bristol Bus & Coach Station and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 11h.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £170
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£30 - £170
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Bristol to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £400
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£11 - £14
Anytime Day 1st Class
£19 - £26
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£13 - £17
Anytime Day 1st Class
£23 - £35
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£27 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£27 - £33
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Bristol Parkway to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£190 - £460
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£190 - £240
Anytime Day 1st Class
£330 - £460
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 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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

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

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easyJet offers flights from Bristol Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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