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Bristol to Cardiff

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How to get from Bristol to Cardiff?

We are suggesting 5 routes by train, bus, carpooling to plan your trip Bristol Cardiff. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Bristol Cardiff

For your trip from Bristol (England, United Kingdom) to Cardiff (Wales, United Kingdom) with a distance of 25 mi you will be able to take 3 modes of transport, eventually by combining carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The train Bristol Cardiff is a direct bound.
Trains of CrossCountry or First Great Western to Cardiff leave from Bristol Temple Meads railway station in Bristol. Arrival in Cardiff will take place at Cardiff Central station (0.4 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Bristol-Cardiff that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of National Express or MegaBus in Bristol. The bus will drop you off at Cardiff bus station (0.4 mi from Cardiff, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Bristol bus station (0.3 mi from Bristol) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Cardiff.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Bristol-Cardiff.

Which carriers to travel between Bristol and Cardiff?

Railway companies
CrossCountry provides a rail connection Bristol-Cardiff with the train from Bristol Temple Meads railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Cardiff Central at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
First Great Western transports passengers on a rail line from Bristol to Cardiff with the train which leaves Bristol Temple Meads station to arrive at Cardiff Central railway station (Wales United Kingdom)
Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Bristol in Bristol and to the one of Cardiff (Wales United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Bristol (serving Bristol bus station at 0.3 mi from centre) and the city of Cardiff where the coach will drop you off at Cardiff station situated at about 0.4 mi from Cardiff city centre.
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Bristol-Cardiff (25.5 mi)
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