How to get from Chester to Cardiff

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Travel Information from Chester to Cardiff

distanceDistance118 miles (191 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £37 • 2 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Transport for Wales

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 118 miles (191 km) to Cardiff from Chester. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Transport for Wales among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Chester to Cardiff.

Travel Tips: Travel from Chester to Cardiff

Travel to Cardiff 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 Chester to Cardiff.

There are 4 travel options from Chester to Cardiff: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Chester to Cardiff, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cardiff:

A flight is about £28 less than a coach, which costs on average £28 for this journey.

A flight is £1 less than a ferry for this route with tickets for a ferry from Chester to Cardiff costing on average £1.

A flight journey is usually £37 less than a journey to Cardiff by train, which costs on average £37 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Cardiff from Chester is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 50 min.

There are alternative travel options to Cardiff that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Cardiff by coach can take on average 6 h 50 min.

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The Chester to Cardiff distance is approximately 118 miles (191 km).

The average frequency per day from Chester to Cardiff is:

  • 13 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Chester and Cardiff as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Coaches from Chester to Cardiff most often leave from Chester, Gorse Stacks (Bus Interchange) and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
  • Trains mostly depart from Chester and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Chester to Cardiff:

  • You can travel by coach from Chester to Cardiff with National Express, and you can find National Express Chester to Cardiff tickets for £28 on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Chester and Cardiff with Transport for Wales, and you can find Transport for Wales Chester to Cardiff tickets for £37 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available between Chester and Cardiff with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with with direct coaches per day.
  • You can take a direct train with Transport for Wales with 6 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Cardiff as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Cardiff from Chester.

Looking to extend your trip from Chester to Cardiff? Many Omio customers who go from Chester to Cardiff usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Birmingham. If you're looking to explore London, Bristol or Birmingham from Cardiff, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £28 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £1 one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £37 one way on average.

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

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