There are 4 ways to get from Bournemouth to Wales by train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 21 min

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

$110 - $194

Cheapest option

Bus, train via Bath City Centre, Bus Station  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Square to Salisbury, New Canal X3
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, New Canal to Bath City Centre, Bus Station 265 / ...
  3. Take the train from Bath Spa to Cardiff Central

$44 - $73

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Square to Salisbury, New Canal X3
  2. Take the train from Salisbury to Cardiff Central

$63 - $109

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Cardiff 118.4 miles

$25 - $40

What companies run services between Bournemouth, England and Wales?

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Cardiff via Reading in around 3 h 21 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
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Train from Salisbury to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $95
Train from Bath Spa to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $27
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Bus operators
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Bournemouth Square to Salisbury, New Canal
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bournemouth to Wales?

The distance between Bournemouth and Wales is 217 km. The road distance is 189 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Wales?

The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Wales is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 2 h 31 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bournemouth to Wales?

The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Wales is to drive which takes 2 h 31 min and costs £18 - £27.

Is there a direct train between Bournemouth and Wales?

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 21 min.

How long does it take to get from Bournemouth to Wales?

It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from Bournemouth to Wales, including transfers.