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Cardiff to Bournemouth

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3 suggested routes to go from Cardiff to Bournemouth by train, car, bus

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Trip Cardiff Bournemouth

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance77 mi
Direct lineNo

How to get from Cardiff to Bournemouth?

We are suggesting 3 routes by train, bus, carpooling to plan your trip Cardiff Bournemouth. 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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Which carriers to travel between Cardiff and Bournemouth?

Railway companies
First Great Western provides a rail connection Cardiff-Portsmouth with the train from Cardiff Central railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Fratton at arrival (0.9 mi from centre)
CrossCountry transports passengers on a rail line from Cardiff to Bristol with the train which leaves Cardiff Central station to arrive at Bristol Temple Meads railway station (England United Kingdom)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Portsmouth-Bournemouth (36 mi)
Bus companies
National Express operates the intercity bus services from the bus station of Cardiff in Cardiff and to the one of Bristol (England United Kingdom) and between the city of Bristol (serving Bristol bus station at 0.3 mi from centre) and the city of Bournemouth where the coach will drop you off at Bournemouth station situated at about 0.2 mi from Bournemouth city centre.
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line from the bus station of Cardiff in Cardiff and to the one of Bristol (England United Kingdom)

All modes of transport Cardiff-Bournemouth

For your trip from Cardiff (Wales, United Kingdom) to Bournemouth (England, United Kingdom) with a distance of 77 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.
No coach company allows you to get you directly to Bournemouth from Cardiff without changing buses, you will have to take the coach lines Cardiff-Bristol and Bristol-Bournemouth.
You will board a coach of MegaBus or National Express in Cardiff. The bus will drop you off at Bristol bus station (0.3 mi from Bristol, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Cardiff bus station (0.4 mi from Cardiff) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Bristol. Once arrived in Bristol, take another coach of National Express that will take you to Bournemouth bus station (England United Kingdom).
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Cardiff to Bournemouth without changing trains. You can take the train Cardiff-Bristol and travel by bus to get to your final destination.
Trains of CrossCountry to Bristol leave from Cardiff Central railway station in Cardiff. Arrival in Bristol will take place at Bristol Temple Meads station (0.6 mi from the city centre).
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Portsmouth-Bournemouth will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by train in order to cover the entire trip.
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