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Travel Information to Cardiff from Bath

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • £26 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreat Western Railway

Travel 36 miles (58 km) by train between Bath and Cardiff. Great Western Railway is the main travel provider operating this journey. Travellers can even take a direct 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?

Getting from Bath to Cardiff includes taking a train.

How far is it from Bath to Cardiff?

The distance between Bath and Cardiff is around 36 miles (58 km).

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.
Who can get me from Bath to Cardiff?

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

  • You can travel from Bath to Cardiff by train with Great Western Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £26 with Great Western Railway from Bath to Cardiff.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Bath to Cardiff?
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 far in advance should I purchase tickets to Cardiff from Bath online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Bath to 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 £26 one way.

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

What is the fastest way to Cardiff from Bath?

The fastest way to travel from Bath to Cardiff is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

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