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

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Train  •  3 h 21 min

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

$101 - $178

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Square to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row X3
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, New Canal to Bath City Centre, Bus Station D1
  3. Take the bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Cardiff, Castle Street Stop KB (Castle Arcade) 216

$30 - $36

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 18 min

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

$57 - $98

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 £20 - £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 £20 - £29 and takes 2 h 31 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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It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from Bournemouth to Wales, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth to Wales. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Square and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street Stop KB (Castle Arcade) via Salisbury, New Canal, Bath City Centre, Ambury and Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 57 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 21 min.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Wales without a car is to train which takes 3 h 21 min and costs £75 - £140.

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Map of how to get from Bournemouth to Wales.
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  • Distance: 135.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 21 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 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bournemouth to Cardiff via Salisbury, Blue Boar Row, Salisbury, New Canal, Bath City Centre, Bus Station, Bath City Centre, Ambury, and Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal in around 7 h 57 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 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Cardiff, Castle Street Stop KB (Castle Arcade)
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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