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Travel Information between Bath and Cardiff

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • £14 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreat Western Railway

Take a train to travel 36 miles (58 km) to Cardiff from Bath. Great Western Railway is the main travel provider operating this route. Travellers can even take a direct train from Bath to Cardiff.

How to Travel from Bath to Cardiff?

It is possible to travel from Bath in England to Cardiff in Wales by train or bus every day of the week. While there is little difference in the prices of both routes, the train journey is more than one hour faster with journey times that start at just over an hour. Some train routes are direct while all coaches require a connection en route. 

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Bath to Cardiff?

While some train ticket prices are comparable with bus tickets, overall it is cheaper to travel from Bath to Cardiff on National Express Coaches. The overall journey takes from just over 2.5 hours to around 6.5 hours depending on traffic conditions and transfer waiting times. Connections are made at Bristol Bus and Coach Station. From Monday to Saturday, there are a dozen daily departures which start in the early morning and continue until late at night. There is a reduced service on Sundays. Coaches leave from Bath Bus Station and terminate at the National Express Cardiff Coach Station in Sophia Gardens. 

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Bath to Cardiff?

The fastest way of travelling to Cardiff from Bath is by train on a route operated by Great Western Railway. There is a mix of direct and connecting services and one to three departures an hour from early morning until late evening. Journey times are between one hour and 15 minutes and one hour and 45 minutes depending on whether a connection is required or not. These are made at Bristol Temple Meads Station. A similar service operates seven days a week. Routes commence at either Bath Spa Station or Oldfield Park Station and terminate at Cardiff Central Station.

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Travel from Bath to Cardiff by Train

There are over two dozen train departures from Bath to Cardiff every day of the week on a route operated by Great Western Railway. Some routes are direct and others require a connection at Bristol Temple Meads Station. Services start departing Bath in the early morning with up to four departures an hour until late evening. They take between one hour and 15 minutes and one hour and 45 minutes to reach Cardiff. Services start from either Bath Spa Station or Oldfield Park Station and terminate at Cardiff Central Station. Located right in the heart of central Cardiff, the station is within easy walking distance of city tourist attractions and is also served by taxis, local buses, and local or regional trains.

Travel from Bath to Cardiff by Bus

Buses from Bath to Cardiff are operated by National Express Coaches, a British provider with a network that covers the United Kingdom. All routes require a connection at Bristol Bus and Coach Station and have journey times that range from 2.5 hours to six hours or more. This depends on the time of departure and the waiting time for transfers in Bristol. On weekdays and Saturdays, there are a dozen departures with the first coach leaving early morning and the last one late at night. The service is slightly reduced on Sundays. Coaches depart from Bath Bus Station and terminate at the National Express Cardiff Coach Station which can be found in Sophia Gardens. It is within easy walking distance of the city centre and is also served by taxis and local buses.

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FAQs
How do I go from Bath to Cardiff?

You can travel from Bath to Cardiff by train.

What is the fastest way to get from Bath to Cardiff?

Going by train is the quickest way from Bath to Cardiff with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

What is the distance from Bath to Cardiff?

You should expect to travel around 36 miles (58 km) from Bath to Cardiff.

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

The average frequency per day from Bath to Cardiff is:

  • 51 trains a day.

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

When going from Bath to Cardiff, where do I depart from Bath and where do I arrive in Cardiff?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Bath to Cardiff:

  • Trains most often depart from Bath at Bath Spa and arrive in Cardiff at Cardiff Central.
Which travel operators can get me from Bath to Cardiff?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with to Cardiff from Bath:

  • You can take a train from Bath to Cardiff with Great Western Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for £14 with Great Western Railway from Bath to Cardiff.
Is there a way to travel directly from Bath to Cardiff?

Yes, there is a direct service from Bath to Cardiff:

  • You can find 51 direct trains per day to Cardiff with Great Western Railway.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Cardiff tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this route.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Bath and Cardiff ends?
Omio customers who travel from Bath to Cardiff often also extend their holiday to go to London, Bristol or Birmingham. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cardiff and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I purchase Bath to Cardiff tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip between Bath and Cardiff, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Train tickets cost on average £14 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Cardiff from Bath online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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