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1 h 8 m
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Of the 25 buses that leave Cardiff for Bristol every day 24 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 8 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 50 m .
The slowest buses will take 1 h 50 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.
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 £ 13 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 7.
|Distance||25 miles (40 km)|
|Average coach duration||55 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£3 (€3)|
|Coach companies||National Express or Megabus|
Coaches from Cardiff to Bristol cover the 25 miles (40 km) long journey taking on average 55 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £3, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £1. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Bristol, City Centre.
You can travel by coach from Cardiff to Bristol with National Express for as low as £1. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Taking the coach with National Express is a great way to travel from Cardiff to Bristol! National Express is the UK’s leading coach operator with hundreds of routes to cities, towns and major airports throughout the country at affordable prices. As an official travel partner of National Express, Omio shows you the best deals for National Express coach tickets from Cardiff to Bristol, so you can book the cheapest, fastest or earliest ticket. Simply choose the best times and tickets available for the Cardiff to Bristol route on Omio. You can expect to travel around 25 miles (40 km) between Cardiff and Bristol on a National Express coach.
All National Express coaches have air conditioning and free WiFi access as well as onboard entertainment. Most coaches have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select from three ticket options for the Cardiff to Bristol coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on cancelling or changing your coach ticket easily, we recommend booking the Fully Flexible Fare option.
Please follow the recommendations outlined by National Express when booking your coach tickets from Cardiff to Bristol due to the coronavirus:
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.
When departing from Cardiff, you have various coach station options to start your journey from including Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg). When arriving in Bristol, you can end your route in coach stations like Bristol, City Centre, Bristol, Bus & Coach Station (Marlborough St) and Bristol, The Centre (c9).
Omio customers book a coach from Cardiff Central to Bristol, City Centre most frequently for this route.
The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this route, called Cardiff Central, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Cardiff.
The most popular arrival coach station, Bristol, City Centre, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Bristol.
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