The cheapest buses from Cardiff to Bristol

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Cheapest

£5

Average

£8

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 Cardiff to Bristol will cost around £ 8 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 5.

2nd Cheapest
05:55Cardiff1h40 07:35Bristol
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£51One-way
2nd Cheapest
05:50Cardiff1h45 07:35Bristol
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£51One-way
2nd Cheapest
05:55Cardiff1h15 07:10Bristol, City Centre
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£51One-way
2nd Cheapest
05:50Cardiff1h20 07:10Bristol, City Centre
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£51One-way
18:10Cardiff0h55 19:05Bristol
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£71One-way

Timetable Cardiff to Bristol

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01:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens1h00 02:45Bristol, Marlborough Street
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03:40Cardiff, Sophia Gardens1h05 04:45Bristol, Marlborough Street
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05:00Cardiff1h20 06:20Bristol, City Centre
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05:05Cardiff1h15 06:20Bristol, City Centre
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05:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens1h10 06:55Bristol, Marlborough Street
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05:50Cardiff1h45 07:35Bristol
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05:50Cardiff1h20 07:10Bristol, City Centre
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05:55Cardiff1h40 07:35Bristol
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05:55Cardiff1h15 07:10Bristol, City Centre
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06:35Cardiff1h15 07:50Bristol
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06:35Cardiff1h45 08:20Bristol, City Centre
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06:40Cardiff1h40 08:20Bristol, City Centre
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06:40Cardiff1h10 07:50Bristol
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07:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens1h25 08:50Bristol, Marlborough Street
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09:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens1h10 10:20Bristol, Marlborough Street
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11:20Cardiff1h05 12:25Bristol, City Centre
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11:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens1h10 12:35Bristol, Marlborough Street
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11:25Cardiff1h00 12:25Bristol, City Centre
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13:35Cardiff1h05 14:40Bristol, City Centre
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13:40Cardiff1h00 14:40Bristol, City Centre
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13:55Cardiff, Sophia Gardens1h10 15:05Bristol, Marlborough Street
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15:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens1h20 17:05Bristol, Marlborough Street
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17:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens1h20 19:05Bristol, Marlborough Street
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18:10Cardiff0h55 19:05Bristol
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18:10Cardiff1h10 19:20Bristol, City Centre
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18:15Cardiff0h50 19:05Bristol
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18:15Cardiff1h05 19:20Bristol, City Centre
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28 Oct
£9Great Western Railway
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Fri
29 Oct
£9Great Western Railway
£4Megabus
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30 Oct
£9Great Western Railway
£4Megabus
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31 Oct
£14Cross Country
£3Flixbus
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1 Nov
£8Great Western Railway
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£9Great Western Railway
£2Flixbus
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3 Nov
£8Great Western Railway
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£8Great Western Railway
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5 Nov
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6 Nov
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7 Nov
£8Great Western Railway
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8 Nov
£8Great Western Railway
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10 Nov
£8Great Western Railway
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£8Great Western Railway
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12 Nov
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£3Flixbus
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13 Nov
£8Great Western Railway
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£8Great Western Railway
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£8Great Western Railway
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£8Great Western Railway
£2Flixbus

The fastest buses from Cardiff to Bristol

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Fastest Journey

50 m

Average

1 h 14 m

Buses per day

27

Distance

41 km

Of the 27 buses that leave Cardiff for Bristol every day 27 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 14 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 50 m .

The slowest buses will take 1 h 45 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.

Fastest
18:15Cardiff0h50 19:05Bristol
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£71One-way
2nd Fastest
18:10Cardiff0h55 19:05Bristol
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£71One-way
13:40Cardiff1h00 14:40Bristol, City Centre
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£71One-way
01:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens1h00 02:45Bristol, Marlborough Street
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£111One-way
11:25Cardiff1h00 12:25Bristol, City Centre
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£71One-way

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Coach Information to Bristol from Cardiff

distanceDistance25 miles (40 km)
durationAverage coach duration50 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£6 (€7)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Cardiff to Bristol cover the 25 miles (40 km) long trip taking on average 50 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £6, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £2. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Bristol, City Centre.

Coach companies

National Express coaches from Cardiff to Bristol

Travel from Cardiff to Bristol from £2 with Omio’s coach partners National Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

National Express

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 Cardiff - Bristol 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.

  • Average Price: £25

These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach between Cardiff and Bristol:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from Cardiff to Bristol

Travelling between Cardiff and Bristol is quick and convenient on one of the 15 daily bus services operated by National Express. The first departure is at 1:00 a.m. and the last coach sets off at 11:15 p.m.Travel time for the 45-mile journey ranges from one hour and one hour and 35 minutes. Buses leave from the station at Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens. Located on the west bank of the river, it can be reached by many bus routes from the city centre. Buses from Cardiff to Bristol arrive at Bristol Bus and Coach Station on Malborough Street in the centre of the city near Broadmead Shopping Centre.

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Buses from Cardiff to Bristol
Take the bus 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
What is the cost of cheap coaches from Cardiff to Bristol?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach between Cardiff and Bristol for as little as £2  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a coach ticket from Cardiff to Bristol on average?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cardiff to Bristol coach prices are on average £6  one way.
What is the distance to Bristol from Cardiff via coach?
You should expect to travel around 25 miles (40 km)  from Cardiff to Bristol by coach.
How long is the coach journey to Bristol from Cardiff?
The Cardiff to Bristol coach duration is on average 50 min, which is to be expected when travelling 25 miles (40 km) to Bristol from Cardiff. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What is the departure coach station in Cardiff and arrival coach station in Bristol?

Some of the Cardiff coach stations to Bristol you can start your journey from include Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg). Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Bristol include Bristol, City Centre, Bristol, Bus & Coach Station (Marlborough St) and Bristol, The Centre (c9).

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arriving in Bristol, City Centre.

Where is the coach station in Cardiff? Where is the coach station in Bristol?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their coaches from Cardiff Central and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this coach station.

Passengers arriving in Bristol most often arrive at Bristol, City Centre and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this coach station to the city centre.

Which coach companies can get me from Cardiff to Bristol?
If you're looking for coaches from Cardiff to Bristol, you can rely on National Express or Megabus to get you to Bristol. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Cardiff to Bristol route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
What time is the earliest coach from Cardiff to Bristol? What time is the last coach from Cardiff to Bristol?
If you prefer early morning coaches from Cardiff to Bristol, the first coach leaves at 04: 50. If you prefer late night coaches from Cardiff to Bristol, the last coach of the day leaves at 12: 45. Omio shows you the latest coach from Cardiff to Bristol schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How far in advance should I purchase a coach ticket from Cardiff to Bristol to get the best deals?
If you book Cardiff to Bristol coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £6. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches from Cardiff to Bristol. Look out for coach tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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