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Overview: Bus from Cardiff to Bath

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from Cardiff to Bath cover the 36 miles (58 km) long route with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Bath.

Bus companies: National Express from Cardiff to Bath

Travel on National Express buses to Bath from Cardiff at great prices. Omio finds you bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus to Bath from Cardiff, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    National Express has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your National Express tickets from Cardiff to Bath and when traveling by bus:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    Buses from Cardiff to Bath

    The first bus from Cardiff to Bath departs Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens, at around 4:15 a.m. Journeys generally take between 2 and 30 minutes to 3 hours. In the evening, the last bus departs Cardiff Coach Station after 11:00 p.m. The last late afternoon and early evening service is around 5:00 p.m. National Express operates this service and journeys involve one change in Bristol with a comfortable interval between buses to make the connection.

    Taking the Bus from Cardiff

    Buses from Cardiff to Bath usually leave from Cardiff Coach Station, which is located at Sophia Gardens (along Lower Cathedral Road). The station is open 24/7. Cardiff Coach Station shares its site with a large parking lot, which is convenient for those arriving by cab or private vehicle. Approximately 1 mile from the bus station is Cardiff Central Train Station. Local bus routes 63 and 24 provide frequent services between the city centre and the coach station. It’s also possible to catch a cab to the station.

    Getting into Bath by Bus

    Bath is situated in south-west England. It is a beautiful city that is famous for its original Roman style baths and natural spa water. This designated UNESCO World Heritage site is also home to a wealth of other attractions, including Wookey Hole caves, The Circus, Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge. Buses from Cardiff to Bath usually terminate at Bath Bus Station, which is located on Dorchester Street. Local bus services from the station to the centre are mainly provided by First Group (including route numbers 1, 264, 265 and 173). Night bus services are operated in the city. The bus station is also adjacent to Bath Spa train station.

    Travel Tips: Bus to Bath from Cardiff

    Take the bus to Bath easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Bath.
    FAQs

    How far is Bath from Cardiff by bus?

    The bus distance from Cardiff to Bath is around 36 miles (58 km).

    What bus station in Cardiff goes to Bath? What bus station do I come into Bath from Cardiff?

    There are a few bus stations in Cardiff to start your trip from including Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg). In Bath you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Bath, Bath, Westgate Buildings and Bath, Dorchester Street.

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Bath.

    Where is the departure bus station in Cardiff located? Where is the arrival bus station in Bath located?

    You can find the most popular departure bus station for this route, Cardiff Central, located approximately 0.2 miles (425 m) from the city center of Cardiff. The most popular arrival bus station in Bath, called Bath, is located around 0.2 miles (362 m) away from its city center.

    What bus companies go from Cardiff to Bath?

    Take the Cardiff to Bath bus with National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus companies for the journey between Cardiff and Bath as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.