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Derby to Cardiff

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

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Trip Derby Cardiff

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance123 mi
Direct lineYes

How to go from Derby to Cardiff ?

You're planning a trip from Derby to Cardiff and like many travellers you are looking for the best and the cheapest mode of transport to travel between Derby Cardiff? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

You'll be able to get in a single search on Vivanoda, your multimodal travel planner in Europe, all the prices for flights, trains, carpooling and buses to travel to Cardiff from Derby Fill in the date of your trip to Cardiff and Vivanoda will display all the transport offers. Sorting options and filters are at your disposal to refine your search.

You'll mainly use the trains, flights, carpooling and buses of National Express, CrossCountry, Eastern Airways, Blablacar, MegaBus, First Great Western or Arriva Trains Wales to reach Cardiff.

All modes of transport Derby-Cardiff

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

Carpool from Derby to Cardiff

On the contrary to other means of transportation, carsharing doesn't provide to travellers a defined scheduled. So, you surely have better chances to get Derby-Cardiff rides searching three days in advance than one month. This is more a lastminute solution to go to Cardiff.

When you are about to book a Derby-Cardiff ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). To avoid any money chats with the drivers, you pay your ride online.

Derby to Cardiff bus

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

Which coach companies to travel between Derby and Cardiff?

National Express is the only bus company to serve the direct bus line Derby Cardiff.

National Express Derby Cardiff

Departure bus stations in Derby

You will have to arrive at your Derby stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. To avoid catching the wrong bus, check in front where the destination 'Cardiff' should be displayed. Finally, present your ticket to the staff of National Express who will allow you to put your suitcases in the trunk and then board.

  • Derby

Bus stops at arrival in Cardiff

As soon as the coach stops at Cardiff, make sure that you leave nothing in your seat or forget your hold luggage.

  • Cardiff

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Derby and Cardiff and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Cardiff.

  • The fleet of National Express coaches is new and, therefore, greener than carpooling. Since the Derby Cardiff road has already been built for a long time, buses don't require any additional infrastructure that distorts the landscape.
  • The coaches operating the Derby Cardiff line are mostly equipped with an air conditioning system, which will allow you to travel in good conditions during hot seasons.

Train Derby to Cardiff

Intercity Train Derby Cardiff

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

Derby Cardiff railways companies

There is only one rail company for this journey: CrossCountry.
CrossCountry Derby Cardiff

Railway stations from Derby

  • Derby

Arrival train stations in Cardiff

  • Cardiff Central

Is Derby connected to Cardiff with a direct train?

Yes, it is possible to go from Derby to Cardiff by train without making any changes. Be aware that depending the day of the week, the schedule can change and direct trains may not operate every days. To find the cheapest Derby-Cardiff train ticket, we advise you to launch a search on Vivanoda with your travel dates.

Which carriers to travel between Derby and Cardiff?

Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Derby in Derby 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 Birmingham (serving Birmingham bus station at 0.5 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.
Railway companies
Arriva Trains Wales provides a rail connection Newport-Cardiff with the train from Newport (South Wales) railway station (0.4 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 Newport to Cardiff with the train which leaves Newport (South Wales) station to arrive at Cardiff Central railway station (Wales United Kingdom)
CrossCountry operates the train journey Derby-Cardiff with the train from Derby railway station (0.7 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Cardiff Central at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
Eastern Airways carries out a flight from Birmingham International BHX airport situated 6.8 mi away from the city centre of Birmingham to Cardiff (arrival at Cardiff-Wales CWL airport)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Derby-Cardiff (123 mi)
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