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Best price 1.21 £
Journey duration 8 h 11 min
Connections per day 40
First departure 04:28
Last departure 17:40
Distance 493 km

Traveling from Glasgow to Cardiff with Virail

Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Glasgow to Cardiff. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much will I pay for train tickets from Glasgow to Cardiff?

On average, a train ticket from Glasgow to Cardiff will cost you 127.41 £. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as 1.21 £. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

Trains from Glasgow to Cardiff

How long does the journey from Glasgow to Cardiff take by train?

The journey between Glasgow and Cardiff runs for about 493 and usually takes approximately 8 h 11 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 5 h 36 min. If you are trying to get from Glasgow to Cardiff as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

What time are the departures from Glasgow to Cardiff?

If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Glasgow to Cardiff leaving at 04:28. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 17:40.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

Which stations can I use on the Glasgow to Cardiff route?

You will be able to leave Glasgow by using stations such as High Street (Glasgow). These connect you to stations including Grangetown (Cardiff) in Cardiff. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Glasgow or in Cardiff, for your convenience while traveling.

How many daily journeys are there from Glasgow to Cardiff?

You will be able to travel from Glasgow to Cardiff using companies such as Nationalrail. Combined, these providers offer an average of 40 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to 95 departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Glasgow to Cardiff using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, direct connections from Glasgow to Cardiff each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 40 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week.