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There are 3 ways to get from Bournemouth to Wales by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Cardiff Central

$102 - $180

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Bus, train  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Square to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row X3
  2. Take the train from Salisbury to Cardiff Central

$47 - $93

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Cardiff 118.4 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Wales is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Wales is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bournemouth to Wales. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Cardiff Central via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Wales is 136 miles. The road distance is 118.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Wales without a car is to train which takes 3 h 20 min and costs £75 - £140.

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Bournemouth to Wales, including transfers.

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Bournemouth to Wales train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Bournemouth station.

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Bournemouth to Wales train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bournemouth to Wales is 118 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to drive from Bournemouth to Wales.

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  • Distance: 135.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

What companies run services between Bournemouth, England and Wales?

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Cardiff via Reading in around 3 h 20 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
Train from Salisbury to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $45
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $90
Bus operators
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Bournemouth Square to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk

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There are 228+ hotels available in Wales. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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