How to travel from Cardiff to Bristol

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Travel Information between Cardiff and Bristol

distanceDistance25 miles (40 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$3 - $6
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $3 (€3) • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $6 (€5) • 43 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Great Western Rail

Travel 25 miles (40 km) by train or bus to Bristol from Cardiff. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Megabus or Great Western Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cardiff to Bristol.

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from Cardiff to Bristol

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

Our recommendation
bus

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

FlixBus
10:45AM1h15
Cardiff
12:00PMBristol, City Centre
$71One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
08:10PM1h20
Cardiff
09:30PMBristol
$51One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Great Western Railway
09:28AM0h49
Cardiff Central (CDF)
10:17AMBristol Temple Meads (BRI)
$231One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Great Western Railway
09:59AM0h51
Cardiff Central (CDF)
10:50AMBristol Temple Meads (BRI)
$251One-way
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:28AM0h51
Cardiff Central (CDF)
09:19AMBristol Temple Meads (BRI)
$231One-way
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:59AM0h53
Cardiff Central (CDF)
09:52AMBristol Temple Meads (BRI)
$251One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
09:15AM1h20
Cardiff
10:35AMBristol, City Centre
$61One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
12:15PM1h20
Cardiff
01:35PMBristol, City Centre
$61One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
12:45PM1h20
Cardiff
02:05PMBristol, City Centre
$61One-way
0 transfers

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Find the best trip to Bristol from Cardiff with National Express, FlixBus and CrossCountry. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most affordable trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next travel to Bristol from Cardiff you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      FAQs: Travel from Cardiff to Bristol

      FAQs: Travel to Bristol 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 Bristol.
      FAQs

      There are 2 options to travel to Bristol from Cardiff including taking a train or bus.

      The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Bristol is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $3 (€3) compared to other travel options to Bristol:

      A bus is $2 (€2) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Cardiff to Bristol costing on average $6 (€5).

      The fastest way from Cardiff to Bristol is by train with an average journey time of 43 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Bristol that take longer:

      Bus takes 1 h 10 min on average.

      The distance from Cardiff to Bristol is approximately 25 miles (40 km).

      The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Bristol is:

      • 16 buses a day.
      • Around 25 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Cardiff and Bristol 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 Cardiff to Bristol:

      • Buses mostly depart from Cardiff, University and arrive in Bristol, Airport Bus Station.
      • Trains from Cardiff to Bristol most often leave from Cardiff Central and arrive in Bristol Temple Meads.

      The following travel companies offer services from Cardiff to Bristol:

      • Travel with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus to go to Bristol by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixBus Cardiff to Bristol tickets on Omio for $3 (€3).
      • Great Western Rail or CrossCountry can get you to Bristol by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Great Western Rail from Cardiff to Bristol for $6 (€5) on Omio.

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

      • You can check for a direct bus to Bristol with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus with 16 direct buses per day.
      • You'll find 15 direct trains a day to Bristol with Great Western Rail.

      Direct services to Bristol 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 journey.

      Many of our customers traveling from Cardiff to Bristol don't make Bristol their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Bristol are London, Manchester, Bath or Birmingham, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bristol to any of these top destinations today!

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