Trains from Glasgow to Cardiff

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Glasgow to Cardiff train information

Glasgow Cardiff train map

Train duration 7h12m
Arrival Cardiff, Wales
Departure Glasgow, Scotland
Distance 306 Miles
Train operators Virgin Trains
Lowest train price from £34.00
Average train price £57.00
  • There are a lot of rail operators across the United Kingdom & Europe but the trains from Glasgow in Scotland to Cardiff in Wales are provided by Virgin Trains.
  • There are 306 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Glasgow to Cardiff is approximately 7h12m. Taking the train is often the fastest option to get to Cardiff from Glasgow, and it's also a greener option than driving your car or flying.
  • We found tickets from £34.00 to travel in the next month. Prices can vary depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Glasgow to Cardiff train tickets

from £34.00 MORE 6h06m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £12.00 MORE 10h51m
Flight
from £24.18 MORE 13h01m

Glasgow - Cardiff prices calendar

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

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National Express£32

Loco2£59

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Glasgow to Cardiff

When are the next trains to Cardiff?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Glasgow Central
08:00
Cardiff Central
13:41
5h41m Virgin Trains
Glasgow Central
08:40
Cardiff Central
14:39
5h59m Virgin Trains
Glasgow Central
10:40
Cardiff Central
16:55
6h15m Virgin Trains
Glasgow Central
12:00
Cardiff Central
17:38
5h38m Virgin Trains
Glasgow Central
12:40
Cardiff Central
18:56
6h16m Virgin Trains
Glasgow Central
14:00
Cardiff Central
19:42
5h42m Virgin Trains
Glasgow Central
14:40
Cardiff Central
21:03
6h23m Virgin Trains
Glasgow Central
16:00
Cardiff Central
22:13
6h13m Virgin Trains
Glasgow Central
16:40
Cardiff Central
23:06
6h26m Virgin Trains
Glasgow Central
17:40
Cardiff Central
00:22
6h42m Virgin Trains
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The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

According to our data, 10 trains from Glasgow to Cardiff are running today and 0 tomorrow. The first Glasgow Cardiff train is at 08:00 and the last one is at 17:40. The first and last departure times may be different on each day of the week and there may be fewer services during weekends or public holidays. Rail operators may also increase or decrease the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

Glasgow - Cardiff: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£73

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£120

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£157

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£138

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£138

Same day

Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Glasgow to Cardiff will increase if you don't book early. If we look at our data, if you book your seat 2 months in advance, tickets should be available from £73 whereas when buying your ticket 3 days in advance, you will need to spend at least £157 for your journey. Thus, you can save 53% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 2 months in advance rather than 3 days in advance.

The results are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Glasgow to Cardiff trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Glasgow
Central
Cardiff
Central
£58.50 18/09/2019 17:40 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
Glasgow
Central
Cardiff
Central
£62.00 18/09/2019 16:00 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
Glasgow
Central
Cardiff
Central
£65.00 18/09/2019 08:40 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
Glasgow
Central
Cardiff
Central
£65.00 18/09/2019 08:00 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
Glasgow
Central
Cardiff
Central
£66.50 18/09/2019 16:40 Virgin Trains 1 day ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Glasgow Cardiff train

Discount Glasgow - Cardiff train tickets

The most efficient way to spend less on your Glasgow Cardiff train ticket may be to get a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 of the railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

  • The main benefit of getting a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to earn as much money as you spent.

    You will need to pay at least £88 of train tickets across the whole year for the card to be worthwile. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you book afterwards, you will make savings.

    As an example, train tickets from Glasgow to Cardiff cost on average £56.38 (1). By dividing £88 by £56.38 (£88/£56.38 = 1.56), it appears that after only 2 one way journeys from Cardiff to Glasgow, the railcard will have paid for itself.

  • Railcards enable you to save 34% off most rail fares for 12 months. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 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
Glasgow to Cardiff train £56.38 £37.59 £18.79 1.57

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

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

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