The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Bristol to Cardiff will cost around £ 7 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 7.
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1 h 11 m
Buses per day
Of the 35 buses that leave Bristol for Cardiff every day 35 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 41 km distance in an average of 1 h 11 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 55 m .
The slowest buses will take 1 h 35 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||25 miles (40 km)|
|Average coach duration||1 h|
|Average coach ticket price||£3 (€4)|
|Coach companies||National Express or Megabus|
Coaches from Bristol to Cardiff cover the 25 miles (40 km) long journey taking on average 1 h with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £3, but the average price of coach tickets is £3. Travellers depart most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
For as little as £3 you can travel by coach between Bristol and Cardiff with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.
National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Bristol - Cardiff coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.
When you buy your National Express coach tickets between Bristol and Cardiff don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:
National Express operates a direct bus service between Bristol and Cardiff. This is a one hour trip, although some services can take 20 minutes longer. There are ten buses covering this route every day, departing at least every two hours, and hourly at peak times. Coaches begin travelling this route every day at 9:15 a.m., and service ends at 1:55 a.m.
Departure Station: Bristol Coach Station Also known as Marlborough Street Station. The station is conveniently located between the University and the shopping area of Broadmead which can be reached on foot in just ten minutes. The cultural district and Harbourside are one mile away, and so is Temple Meads.
Arrival Station: Cardiff Coach Station Cardiff Coach Station, or Sophia Gardens Station, located by the River Taff, 0.6 miles north of the Millennium Stadium and from Cardiff Castle. There are frequent city buses connecting the station with the city centre, although the most convenient bus is number 24. The recreational area of Cardiff Bay is two and a half miles away.
There is one bus provider that serves the route from Bristol to Cardiff– National Express
On average the journey takes just over an hour to complete on the coach. This may var slightly depending on the coach provider and if the service includes a change or a stop.
Departing Bristol on the coach: Bristol Coach Station is the main departure point in the city for National Express services. Located in the city centre, about a mile from Bristol Temple Meads station, the coach station can be reached on foot from most other central destinations, or by using public buses.
Getting into Cardiff on the coach: National Express buses from Bristol to Cardiff terminate at Cardiff Bus Station, which is conveniently located on the forecourt of Cardiff rail station in the heart of the city centre, and easy walking distance from most hotels and the main shopping promenade.
When taking the coach from Bristol to Cardiff, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Bristol, City Centre, Bristol, Bus & Coach Station (Marlborough St) and Bristol, The Centre (c9). Your route can end in coach stations such as Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg).
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this route, called Bristol Temple Meads, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Bristol.
The most popular arrival coach station, Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Cardiff.
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