Fastest journey5hr 37m
Travelling from Glasgow to Cardiff by train
The fastest trains from Glasgow to Cardiff take around 5 hours and 37 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 494 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Glasgow and Cardiff.
Journeys between Glasgow and Cardiff usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 13 departures on the route from Glasgow to Cardiff every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 15 departures. The duration is normally about 5 hours and 37 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Glasgow around 04:20 and the last train is around 21:13. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Glasgow around 05:50, and the last at 20:08.
Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.
When to book Glasgow to Cardiff train tickets?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Glasgow to Cardiff are £62.60.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £152 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around £124. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Glasgow to Cardiff by train.
Which trains operate between Glasgow and Cardiff?
More than one type of train operates on the route from Glasgow to Cardiff, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- Great Western Railway
- TransPennine Express
- Virgin Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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