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Bristol to Cardiff

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1 suggested route to go from Bristol to Cardiff by train, car, bus

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How to go from Bristol to Cardiff ?

Trip Bristol Cardiff

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance25 mi
Direct lineYes

Cardiff is your next holiday destination but you're wondering how to go there and how it is possible to get the cheapest Bristol to Cardiff transport offers? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

You'll be able to get in a single search on Vivanoda, your multimodal travel planner in Europe, all the prices for trains, carpooling and buses to travel to Cardiff from Bristol Simply enter your travel date to Cardiff and Vivanoda does the rest. Refine, filter, sort according to your travel preferences then select the Bristol - Cardiff offer that suits you best.

To travel from Bristol, trains, carpooling or buses of MegaBus, Blablacar, First Great Western, National Express and CrossCountry will carry you to Cardiff.

If you have any preferences for a particular mode of transport, get more information on these sections:

Bristol to Cardiff bus

If you are looking for a bus service from Bristol to Cardiff, you're lucky because there actually is a direct service.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Bristol and Cardiff and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. That's why we give you some arguments that might convince you to board a bus to Cardiff.

  • With very cheap prices, it is almost impossible for train or carpooling companies operating between Bristol and Cardiff to offer cheaper fares.
  • It is more environmentally friendly to travel on a modern bus than to carpool. In addition, the road Bristol Cardiff is shared by other vehicles and no additional infrastructure is needed to run a bus.
  • The coaches operating the Bristol Cardiff line are mostly equipped with an air conditioning system, which will allow you to travel in good conditions during hot seasons.
  • The recent coaches with which you will travel from Bristol to Cardiff are equipped with onboard toilets as well as comfortable reclining seats to make you travel in the best conditions.

Which coach companies to travel between Bristol and Cardiff?

The bus service between the city of Bristol and Cardiff is operating by multiple coach companies: National Express and MegaBus.

National Express Bristol CardiffMegaBus Bristol Cardiff

Departure bus stations in Bristol

Depending on the company, it is requested to be present at the bus stop in Bristol from 15 to 30 minutes before the indicated departure time. The name of the destination 'Cardiff' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Finally, have your ticket checked by the driver of MegaBus or National Express and get on board after having your luggage in the hold.

  • Bristol

Bus stops at arrival in Cardiff

In Cardiff, make sure you leave nothing in your seat or in the trunk of the coach.

  • Cardiff

Train Bristol to Cardiff

Is it possible to go directly by train from Bristol to Cardiff?

Yes, the Bristol to Cardiff route is served by a direct train. Be aware that depending the day of the week, the schedule can change and direct trains may not operate every days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Bristol-Cardiff train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Bristol Cardiff

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Bristol and Cardiff with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Bristol Cardiff train companies

The railways CrossCountry and First Great Western are the companies that you may travel with for your trip to Cardiff.
CrossCountry Bristol CardiffFirst Great Western Bristol Cardiff

Railway stations from Bristol

  • Bristol Temple Meads

Arrival train stations in Cardiff

  • Cardiff Central

Carpool from Bristol to Cardiff

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a Bristol-Cardiff ride. Instead of driving alone the car from Bristol to Cardiff, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

Ridesharing doesn't have any scheduled timetable on the contrary to rail, bus or air industry. So, you have more probabilities to find Bristol-Cardiff rides five days before your date of travel than three months. Good option for lastminute stay in Cardiff!

Before you book your Bristol-Cardiff ride, you have the possibility to get in touch with the driver to set all the details and conditions of the journey. No need to bother about the price once you travel, everything is paid online when you book your ride.

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