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

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Train  •  7h 3m

  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  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Bideford Quay to St Davids Station 5B
  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 304

Train, line 304 bus  •  7h 45m

  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 304

Bus, line 304 bus  •  8h 41m

  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 304

Drive  •  2h 36m

  1. Drive from Bideford to Cardiff Airport (CWL) 148.2 miles

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The cost-effective way to get from Bideford to Cardiff Airport (CWL) is to drive, which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Bideford to Cardiff Airport (CWL) is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bideford to Cardiff Airport (CWL). However, there are services departing from Bideford Quay and arriving at Cardiff Airport, Airport via Barnstaple Bus Station, Bristol Bond St and Cardiff, Customhouse Street JL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 41m.

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The distance between Bideford and Cardiff Airport (CWL) is 46 miles. The road distance is 148.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Bideford to Cardiff Airport (CWL) without a car is to train which takes 7h 3m and costs £70 - £300.

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It takes approximately 7h 3m to get from Bideford to Cardiff Airport (CWL), including transfers.

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Bideford 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 Bideford to Cardiff Airport (CWL) is to train which takes 7h 3m and costs £70 - £300. Alternatively, you can bus and line 304 bus, which costs and takes 8h 41m.

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Bideford 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 Bideford to Cardiff Airport (CWL) is 148 miles. It takes approximately 2h 36m to drive from Bideford to Cardiff Airport (CWL).

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  • Distance: 46.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 3m

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

You can take a train from Bideford to Cardiff Airport (CWL) via Barnstaple, Station Entrance, Barnstaple, Exeter St Davids, Bristol Parkway, Cardiff Central, Barry, and Barry, Windsor Court in around 7h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bideford to Cardiff Airport (CWL) via Barnstaple Bus Station, Bristol Bond St, Cardiff North Road, and Cardiff, Customhouse Street JL in around 8h 41m.

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 28m
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
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£13 - £17
Anytime Day 1st Class
£23 - £35
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 18m
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
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bideford Quay to St Davids Station
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£5 - £9
Website
Stagecoach South West
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
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Barnstaple Bus Station to Bristol Bond St
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
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 4 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £13
Website
Megabus UK

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