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Cardiff to Bristol

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

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How to go from Cardiff to Bristol ?

Trip Cardiff Bristol

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance25 mi
Direct lineYes

Like many travellers, you're looking for the cheapest transport offers to travel from Cardiff to Bristol? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

On Vivanoda, a unique travel planner that compares and combines trains, carpooling and buses to go to Bristol from Cardiff, you'll save time and money! Simply enter your travel date to Bristol and Vivanoda does the rest. Sorting options and filters are at your disposal to refine your search.

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

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

Cardiff to Bristol bus

This coach route is operated without any change between Cardiff to Bristol

Going by bus from Cardiff to Bristol may not be so obvious to you. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Bristol.

  • With very cheap prices, it is almost impossible for train or carpooling companies operating between Cardiff and Bristol to offer cheaper fares.
  • The fleet of MegaBus or National Express coaches is new and, therefore, greener than carpooling. Since the Cardiff Bristol road has already been built for a long time, buses don't require any additional infrastructure that distorts the landscape.
  • During the trip Cardiff Bristol, no need to worry about the autonomy of your smartphone or computer: electrical outlets in your seat (and USB ports) will prevent you from battery failure.
  • You will travel from Cardiff to Bristol on a modern and comfortable bus. Reclining seats with improved legroom and toilets provide the comfort you need to enjoy your time onboard.

What are the bus companies operating the Cardiff Bristol ?

Several bus companies serve the cities of Cardiff and Bristol with direct bus line: MegaBus and National Express.

MegaBus Cardiff BristolNational Express Cardiff Bristol

Bus stops in Cardiff

You will have to arrive at your Cardiff stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. To make sure of the bus destination, look at the front, 'Bristol' must be mentioned. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Cardiff

Bus stops at arrival in Bristol

Once the bus has arrived at Bristol, check and collect your belongings so as not to forget anything.

  • Bristol

Train Cardiff to Bristol

Is Cardiff connected to Bristol with a direct train?

Yes, the Cardiff to Bristol 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 Cardiff-Bristol train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Cardiff Bristol

Intercity trains serve the most important cities along the Cardiff-Bristol route with an improved travel duration compared to regional trains.

Cardiff Bristol train companies

There are 2 carriers that operate rail journeys between Cardiff and Bristol: First Great Western and CrossCountry.
First Great Western Cardiff BristolCrossCountry Cardiff Bristol

Departure train stations in Cardiff

  • Cardiff Central

Arrival train stations in Bristol

  • Bristol Temple Meads

Carpool from Cardiff to Bristol

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

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. This means that when looking for Cardiff-Bristol rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). Good option for lastminute stay in Bristol!

When you book a ride between Cardiff Bristol, you'll set directly with the driver how he can pick you up. No need to bother about the price once you travel, everything is paid online when you book your ride.

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