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Trip Madrid Cardiff

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Madrid to Cardiff

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How to get from Madrid to Cardiff?

We are suggesting 12 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Madrid 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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  • Locate cities of Madrid and Cardiff on a map as well as the route Madrid Cardiff and the different connecting points (Cardiff Coach Station, Cardiff Central Railway Station, Cardiff-Wales Airport, Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas Airport) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Madrid Cardiff

For your trip from Madrid (Spain) to Cardiff (Wales, United Kingdom) with a distance of 765 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
No flight allows you to fly directly to Cardiff from Madrid but it is possible to make this trip only by plane with the flight routes Madrid-London and London-Cardiff.
Leave Madrid and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport, 8.1 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to London (Gatwick airport, IATA code: LGW) operated by Air Europa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Iberia, British Airways, Easyjet or Ryanair. From London, take another plane with FlyBE that will carry you to Cardiff-Wales airport (Cardiff, United Kingdom).
Even though it is not possible to make the trip Madrid Cardiff only by bus, there are other means of transport (plane) that will complete the journey Bristol-Cardiff.
You will board a coach of 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.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Madrid to Cardiff without changing trains. You can take the train Bristol-Cardiff and travel by plane to get to your final destination.
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).
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Bristol-Cardiff will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by plane in order to cover the entire trip.

Which carriers to travel between Madrid and Cardiff?

Airlines
Air Europa carries out a flight from Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport situated 8.1 mi away from the city centre of Madrid to London (arrival at Gatwick LGW airport)
FlyBE flies on the route from London City LCY airport (located 8.1 mi from London, United Kingdom) to Cardiff (serving Cardiff-Wales CWL airport)
Easyjet schedules the flight from Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport situated 8.1 mi away from the city centre of Madrid to Bristol (arrival at Bristol BRS airport)
Norwegian Air Shuttle ensures the flight route from Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport (located 8.1 mi from Madrid, Spain) to London (serving Gatwick LGW airport)
Iberia carries out a flight from Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport situated 8.1 mi away from the city centre of Madrid to London (arrival at Gatwick LGW airport)
British Airways flies on the route from Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport (located 8.1 mi from Madrid, Spain) to London (serving Heathrow LHR airport)
Ryanair schedules the flight from Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport situated 8.1 mi away from the city centre of Madrid to London (arrival at Gatwick LGW airport)
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 Parson Street station to arrive at Cardiff Central railway station (Wales United Kingdom)
Bus companies
The bus company MegaBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Bristol in Bristol and to the one of Cardiff (Wales United Kingdom)
National Express is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of London (serving Gatwick Airport bus station at 23.6 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.
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Bristol-Cardiff (25.5 mi)

Stop cities from Madrid or cities to visit near Cardiff

When travelling from Cardiff to Madrid by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Bristol located at 26 mi from Cardiff, London 132 mi away from Cardiff (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Cardiff or back to Madrid, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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