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There are 5 ways to get from Barnstaple to Cardiff Airport (CWL) by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Parkway
  3. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central

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Bus, train, line 304 bus

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple Bus Station to Weston-super-Mare Coach Terminal
  2. Take the train from Weston-super-Mare to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the line 304 bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street JL to Cardiff Airport, Airport

Train, line 304 bus

  1. Take the train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the line 304 bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street JL to Cardiff Airport, Airport

Bus, line 304 bus

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple Bus Station to Bristol Bond St
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bond St to Cardiff North Road
  3. Take the line 304 bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street JL to Cardiff Airport, Airport

Drive

  1. Drive from Barnstaple to Cardiff Airport (CWL)

Barnstaple to Cardiff Airport (CWL) by train and bus

The journey time between Barnstaple and Cardiff Airport (CWL) is around 7h 29m and covers a distance of around 167 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 48m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 48m. Operated by First Great Western Service, CrossCountry, Great Northern and others, the Barnstaple to Cardiff Airport (CWL) service departs from Barnstaple and arrives in Cardiff Airport, Airport. Typically 59 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 41m
Layover time:
3h 48m
Total time:
7h 29m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 48m
Journey distance:
167 miles
Services per week:
59
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:06
Last service departs at:
22:39

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Barnstaple to Cardiff Airport (CWL) train and bus schedules

Departing Saturday, October 23, 2021

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barnstaple to Cardiff Airport (CWL) is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Barnstaple to Cardiff Airport (CWL) is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barnstaple station to Cardiff Airport (CWL). However, there are services departing from Barnstaple Bus Station and arriving at Cardiff Airport, Airport via Bristol Bond St and Cardiff, Customhouse Street JL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 23m.

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The distance between Barnstaple and Cardiff Airport (CWL) is 38 miles. The road distance is 139.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Barnstaple to Cardiff Airport (CWL) without a car is to train which takes 5h 53m and costs £65 - £300.

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It takes approximately 5h 53m to get from Barnstaple to Cardiff Airport (CWL), including transfers.

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Barnstaple to Cardiff Airport (CWL) bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Barnstaple Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Barnstaple to Cardiff Airport (CWL) is to train which takes 5h 53m and costs £65 - £300. Alternatively, you can bus and line 304 bus, which costs and takes 7h 23m.

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Barnstaple to Cardiff Airport (CWL) bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, arrive at Cardiff Airport, Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barnstaple to Cardiff Airport (CWL) is 140 miles. It takes approximately 2h 26m to drive from Barnstaple to Cardiff Airport (CWL).

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Map of how to get from Barnstaple to Cardiff Airport (CWL).
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  • Distance: 38.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 53m

What companies run services between Barnstaple, England and Cardiff Airport (CWL), Wales?

You can take a train from Barnstaple to Cardiff Airport (CWL) via Exeter St Davids, Bristol Parkway, Cardiff Central, Barry, and Barry, Windsor Court in around 5h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barnstaple to Cardiff Airport (CWL) via Bristol Bond St, Cardiff North Road, and Cardiff, Customhouse Street JL in around 7h 23m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £20
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£27 - £40
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£30 - £40
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £70
Train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£13 - £17
Anytime Day 1st Class
£23 - £35
Train from Weston-super-Mare to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£22 - £27
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£22 - £27
Anytime Day 1st Class
£35 - £50
Train from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £95
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £150
Train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£27 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£27 - £33
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Barnstaple Bus Station to Weston-super-Mare Coach Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£8 - £15
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Barnstaple Bus Station to Bristol Bond St
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £16
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Bristol Bond St to Cardiff North Road
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £13
Website
Megabus UK
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street JL to Cardiff Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
New Adventure Travel

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