How to travel from Bournemouth to Cardiff

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Travel Information to Cardiff from Bournemouth

distanceDistance77 miles (124 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$19 - $82
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $19 (€17) • 6 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $82 (€71) • 2 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Rail

Take a train or bus to travel 77 miles (124 km) to Cardiff from Bournemouth. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Great Western Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bournemouth to Cardiff.

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How to get from Bournemouth to Cardiff by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Bournemouth to Cardiff is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel to Cardiff from Bournemouth on National Express and CrossCountry travel with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains between Bournemouth and Cardiff. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

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

      FAQs: Travel from Bournemouth to Cardiff

      FAQs: Travel to Cardiff 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 Bournemouth to Cardiff.

      There are 2 options to travel between Bournemouth and Cardiff including taking a train or bus.

      The cheapest way to go to Cardiff from Bournemouth is by taking a bus, which costs on average $19 (€17).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Bournemouth to Cardiff:

      Taking a bus costs $62 (€54) less than taking a train, which costs on average $82 (€71) for the same trip.

      The fastest way to get to Cardiff from Bournemouth is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 50 min.

      Other travel options to Cardiff take longer:

      Bus takes 6 h 15 min on average.

      The distance is approximately 77 miles (124 km) from Bournemouth to Cardiff.

      The average frequency per day from Bournemouth to Cardiff is:

      • 16 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Bournemouth to Cardiff as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Bournemouth to Cardiff:

      • Buses from Bournemouth to Cardiff most often leave from Bournemouth, Coach Station and arrive in Cardiff, University.
      • Trains from Bournemouth to Cardiff most often leave from Bournemouth and arrive in Cardiff Central.

      The following travel companies offer services from Bournemouth to Cardiff:

      • National Express or Megabus can get you to Cardiff by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Megabus from Bournemouth to Cardiff for $15 (€13) on Omio.
      • Great Western Rail, CrossCountry or South Western Railway can get you to Cardiff by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Great Western Rail from Bournemouth to Cardiff for $82 (€71) on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Bournemouth to Cardiff with the following travel companies:

      • You'll find direct buses with.
      • You'll find direct trains with.

      Direct services to Cardiff tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Bournemouth to Cardiff often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham or Edinburgh. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Bournemouth and Cardiff itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cardiff and any of these top destinations today!
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