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There are 12 ways to get from Aberdeen to Cardiff by plane, train, bus, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Aberdeen to Bristol, train  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Bristol (BRS) ABZ - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$116 - $441

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Bus  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Aberdeen, Scotland to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens National Express

$46 - $58

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Train to Edinburgh, fly to Cardiff  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Cardiff (CWL) EDI - CWL

$74 - $280

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Bristol, train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$96 - $307

Fly Aberdeen to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Birmingham (BHX) ABZ - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central

$107 - $279

Fly Aberdeen to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to London Heathrow (LHR) ABZ - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$145 - $384

Train to Glasgow, fly to Bristol, train  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$114 - $250

Train to Inverness, fly to Bristol, train  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Inverness
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Bristol (BRS) INV - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$102 - $362

Train via Crewe  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Cardiff Central

$220 - $399

Train CrossCountry  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Newport (S Wales)

$210 - $343

Night train, train  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Take the night train from Aberdeen to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Cardiff Central

$104 - $154

Drive  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Cardiff 526.6 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Cardiff is to bus which costs £35 - £45 and takes 13 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Cardiff is to fly and train which costs £85 - £340 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aberdeen to Cardiff station. However, there are services departing from Aberdeen, Scotland and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Aberdeen to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Aberdeen and arriving at Cardiff Central via Haymarket and Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 33 min.

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The distance between Aberdeen and Cardiff is 396 miles. The road distance is 526.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 9 h 33 min and costs £160 - £310.

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Aberdeen to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Aberdeen to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Aberdeen, Scotland station.

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Aberdeen to Cardiff train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Aberdeen station.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Cardiff is to train which takes 9 h 33 min and costs £160 - £310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £45 and takes 13 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Aberdeen to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 396 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

What companies run services between Aberdeen, Scotland and Cardiff, Wales?

You can take a train from Aberdeen to Cardiff via Haymarket and Crewe in around 9 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aberdeen to Cardiff via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 13 h 25 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Inverness to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Aberdeen to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Aberdeen to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Train from Aberdeen to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$200 - $310
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$110 - $180
Anytime Single
$200 - $310
Off-Peak Single
$230 - $350
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $45
Train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Aberdeen to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Aberdeen to Crewe
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$198
Sleeper Seat
$45 - $70
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Aberdeen, Scotland to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from Aberdeen Airport to Bristol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Aberdeen to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Aberdeen to Cardiff train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aberdeen to Cardiff is 527 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 37 min to drive from Aberdeen to Cardiff.

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BMI Regional offers flights from Aberdeen Airport to Bristol Airport.

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There are 554+ hotels available in Cardiff. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Aberdeen Airport is to line 727 bus which takes 40 min and costs £4.

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