How to travel from Chester to Cardiff

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Travel Information to Cardiff from Chester

distanceDistance118 miles (191 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $46 (€41) • 2 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Transport for Wales

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 118 miles (191 km) to Cardiff from Chester. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Transport for Wales among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Chester to Cardiff.

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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 Chester to Cardiff.
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You can travel to Cardiff from Chester 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Chester to Cardiff is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $1 (€1) compared to other travel options to Cardiff:

A flight is generally $34 (€31) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $34 (€31) from Chester to Cardiff.

A flight is $1 (€1) less than a ferry for this route with tickets for a ferry from Chester to Cardiff costing on average $1 (€1).

A flight is $46 (€41) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Chester to Cardiff costing on average $46 (€41).

The fastest way from Chester to Cardiff is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 50 min.

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

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

In comparison, getting to Cardiff by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, going by ferry can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

The Chester to Cardiff distance is around 118 miles (191 km).

The average frequency per day from Chester to Cardiff is:

  • 13 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Chester, Gorse Stacks (Bus Interchange) and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
  • Most travelers board their train from Chester and arrive in Cardiff Central.

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

  • Travel with National Express for buses to Cardiff. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Chester to Cardiff tickets on Omio for $34 (€31).
  • Transport for Wales can get you to Cardiff by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Transport for Wales from Chester to Cardiff for $46 (€41) on Omio.

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

  • You can find 6 direct trains per day to Cardiff with Transport for Wales.

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 route.

Looking to extend your trip from Chester to Cardiff? Many Omio customers who go from Chester to Cardiff usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Birmingham. If you're looking to explore London, Bristol or Birmingham from Cardiff, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $34 (€31) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • A ferry ticket is costing on average $1 (€1) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $46 (€41) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Chester to Cardiff 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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