Travel options
from Cheltenham to Cardiff

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

No journeys found

We couldn’t find any journeys for this date. Click below and try searching for another date.

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Deutsche Bahn

Travel Information to Cardiff from Cheltenham

distanceDistance55 miles (88 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$29 - $31
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $29 (€24) • 2 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $31 (€26) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Arriva Trains Wales

Travel 55 miles (88 km) by bus or train from Cheltenham to Cardiff. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $29 (€24). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Arriva Trains Wales among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cheltenham to Cardiff.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cheltenham to Cardiff

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 Cheltenham to Cardiff.

How do I travel from Cheltenham to Cardiff?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Cardiff from Cheltenham. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Cardiff?

The cheapest way to go to Cardiff from Cheltenham is by taking a bus, which costs on average $29 (€24).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cardiff:

A bus is $2 (€2) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Cheltenham to Cardiff costing on average $31 (€26).

What is the quickest way from Cheltenham to Cardiff?

The fastest way from Cheltenham to Cardiff is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Cardiff that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 2 h 5 min   on average.

How many miles from Cheltenham to Cardiff would I travel?

The distance is approximately 55 miles (88 km) from Cheltenham to Cardiff.

How many services a day are there to Cardiff from Cheltenham?

The average frequency per day from Cheltenham to Cardiff is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Cheltenham and in Cardiff?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Cheltenham to Cardiff:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Cheltenham, Royal Well Bus Station to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
  • Most travelers board their train from Cheltenham Spa and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Which travel companies can get me from Cheltenham to Cardiff?

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

  • Travel with National Express to go to Cardiff by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Cheltenham to Cardiff tickets on Omio for $29 (€24).
  • Travel with Arriva Trains Wales to go to Cardiff by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Arriva Trains Wales Cheltenham to Cardiff tickets on Omio for $31 (€26).

Can I find a direct route from Cheltenham to Cardiff?

Yes, there are direct services available from Cheltenham to Cardiff with the following travel companies:

  • You can find around 25 direct trains per day and travel with Arriva Trains Wales or Cross Country.

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

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Cheltenham to Cardiff?

Your trip from Cheltenham to Cardiff doesn't have to end in Cardiff. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Birmingham. If you’d like to add London, Bristol or Birmingham to your Cheltenham to Cardiff tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cardiff today!

How early should I book tickets from Cheltenham to Cardiff online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Cheltenham to Cardiff, 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 journey costs on average $29 (€24) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $31 (€26) one way for this journey.

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

Travelling from Cheltenham to Cardiff: related information

Here are some other resources that might have the information you need