There are 4 ways to get from Bangor to Cardiff by train, bus, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Cardiff Central

$85 - $130

Cheapest option

Fly  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Anglesey (VLY) to Cardiff (CWL) VLY - CWL

$37 - $113

2 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T2
  2. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) T1c

$65

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Bangor to Cardiff 170.9 miles

$35 - $55

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

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Bangor to Cardiff every 4 hours. Tickets cost $85 - $130 and the journey takes 4 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bangor to Cardiff via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) and Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) in around 8 h 5 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Anglesey to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
First Anytime Day Single
$130 - $200
Bus operators
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse)
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bangor and Cardiff is 205 km. The road distance is 274 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bangor to Cardiff is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 3 h 56 min.

The quickest way to get from Bangor to Cardiff is to fly which takes 3 h 43 min and costs £27 - £85.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bangor (Gwynedd) and arriving at Cardiff Central. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 4 h 11 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Bangor to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) and arriving at Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

The train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Cardiff Central takes 4 h 11 min including transfers and departs every four hours.