There are 6 ways to get from Aberdare to Cardiff by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  47 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdare to Cathays

$9 - $15

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Line 600 bus  •  1 h

  1. Take the line 600 bus from Gadlys, Little Theatre (Gadlys School) to Cathays Park, Law Courts Stop RJ (Cardiff Crown Court) 600

$9

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Bus  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Gadlys, Little Theatre (Mackworth Arms PH) to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) 6 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club) X4 / ...

$14

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Aberdare to Cardiff 23.8 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Aberdare to Cardiff 23.8 miles

$5 - $8

Uber  •  32 min

  1. Take an Uber from Aberdare to Cardiff 23.8 miles

$50 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Aberdare to Cardiff is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdare to Cardiff is to taxi which costs £50 - £65 and takes 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gadlys, Little Theatre (Gadlys School) and arriving at Cathays Park, Law Courts Stop RJ (Cardiff Crown Court). Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Aberdare and arriving at Cathays. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 47 min.

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The distance between Aberdare and Cardiff is 20 miles. The road distance is 23.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberdare to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 47 min and costs £7 - £11.

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The train from Aberdare to Cathays takes 47 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Aberdare to Cardiff bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, depart from Gadlys, Little Theatre (Gadlys School) station.

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Aberdare to Cardiff train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Aberdare station.

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The best way to get from Aberdare to Cardiff is to train which takes 47 min and costs £7 - £11. Alternatively, you can line 600 bus, which costs £7 and takes 1 h.

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Map of how to get from Aberdare to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 20 miles
  • Duration: 47 min

What companies run services between Aberdare, Wales and Cardiff, Wales?

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Aberdare to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 47 min. Alternatively, New Adventure Travel operates a bus from Aberdare to Cardiff once a week. Tickets cost $9 and the journey takes 1 h.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Aberdare to Cathays
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $15
First Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Bus operators
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Gadlys, Little Theatre (Gadlys School) to Cathays Park, Law Courts Stop RJ (Cardiff Crown Court)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Gadlys, Little Theatre (Mackworth Arms PH) to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gadlys, Little Theatre (Mackworth Arms PH) to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Aberdare to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$50 - $70
UberX
$50 - $70
Exec
$65 - $95
UberXL
$70 - $110
Taxi from Aberdare to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85

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Aberdare to Cardiff bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, arrive at Cathays Park, Law Courts Stop RJ (Cardiff Crown Court) station.

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Aberdare to Cardiff train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Cathays station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aberdare to Cardiff is 24 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Aberdare to Cardiff.

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