Trains from Cardiff to Glasgow

Cardiff to Glasgow train information

Cardiff Glasgow train map

Train duration 7h01m
Arrival Glasgow, Scotland
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 306 Miles

The trip between Cardiff, located in Wales and Glasgow, situated in Scotland is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.

Using the train is a fast and convenient way to get to Glasgow from Cardiff. The average journey duration between Cardiff to Glasgow is 7h01m to travel the 306 miles.

Depending how much time in advance you book your ticket as well as when you travel, the cost of the train will change.

Best prices for Cardiff to Glasgow train tickets

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Cardiff - Glasgow prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Cardiff to Glasgow by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Cardiff - Glasgow: the best time to book cheap trains

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The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Buying your train from Cardiff to Glasgow in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £95 when purchasing your train 3 days in advance which is 33% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Cardiff to Glasgow trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Cardiff and Glasgow by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Glasgow to Cardiff and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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Discount Cardiff - Glasgow train tickets

The easiest way to pay less on your Cardiff Glasgow train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

How much can I save with a railcard?

The main benefit of purchasing a railcard is that you only need a few trips to break even.

You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets in a year for the railcard to pay for itsfel. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you purchase after that, you will spare money.

For instance, train tickets from Cardiff to Glasgow cost on average £50.00 (1). When dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), you can see that after only 2 one way trips from Glasgow to Cardiff, the card will have paid for itself.

How much does a railcard cost?

The price to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for one year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Cardiff to Glasgow train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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