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from Cardiff to Bournemouth

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

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Travel Information between Cardiff and Bournemouth

distanceDistance77 miles (124 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $85
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€12) • 6 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $85 (€70) • 3 h 6 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Travel 77 miles (124 km) by bus or train between Cardiff and Bournemouth. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 6 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cardiff to Bournemouth.

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Travel from Cardiff to Bournemouth
Travel to Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth.
How do I go from Cardiff to Bournemouth?

There are 2 travel options from Cardiff to Bournemouth: bus or train.

How do I get from Cardiff to Bournemouth the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel to Bournemouth from Cardiff is by taking a bus with an average price of $15 (€12).

This is compared to other travel options to Bournemouth:

A bus is $71 (€58) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Cardiff to Bournemouth costing on average $85 (€70).

What is the fastest way from Cardiff to Bournemouth?

The quickest way to travel between Cardiff and Bournemouth is by train, which takes on average 3 h 6 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 6 h 50 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Cardiff to Bournemouth?

Bournemouth is approximately 77 miles (124 km) away from Cardiff.

How many services a day are there between Cardiff and Bournemouth?

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Bournemouth is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Cardiff to Bournemouth?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Cardiff at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Bournemouth at Bournemouth, Coach Station.
  • Trains most often depart from Cardiff at Cardiff Central and arrive in Bournemouth at Bournemouth.
Which travel operators can get me to Bournemouth from Cardiff?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cardiff to Bournemouth, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express for buses to Bournemouth. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Cardiff to Bournemouth tickets on Omio for $15 (€12).
  • Great Western Railway can take you to Bournemouth by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Great Western Railway from Cardiff to Bournemouth for $85 (€70).
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Cardiff to Bournemouth?
Looking to extend your trip from Cardiff to Bournemouth? Many Omio customers who go from Cardiff to Bournemouth usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Southampton or Oxford. If you're looking to explore London, Southampton or Oxford from Bournemouth, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I purchase my Cardiff to Bournemouth one way ticket online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Cardiff to Bournemouth, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $15 (€12) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $85 (€70) one way.

But we recommend booking Cardiff to Bournemouth tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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