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There are 5 ways to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Cardiff (Station) by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Bus, train  •  2h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal to Temple Meads Stn A1
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

£26 - £122

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal to Bristol, Bus Station A1
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens National Express

£14 - £16

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Taxi  •  56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Cardiff (Station) 46.9 miles

£95 - £120

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Cardiff (Station) 46.9 miles

£7 - £11

Towncar  •  56 min

  1. Take a town car from Bristol Airport to Cardiff (Station) 46.9 miles

£30 - £120

Bristol Airport (BRS) to Cardiff (Station) by bus and train

The journey time between Bristol Airport (BRS) and Cardiff (Station) is around 2h 21m and covers a distance of around 48 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 41m. Operated by First, First Great Western Service, CrossCountry and others, the Bristol Airport (BRS) to Cardiff (Station) service departs from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal and arrives in Gabalfa, North Road Clinic. Typically 92 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 21m
Fastest journey time:
1h 41m
Journey distance:
48 miles
Services per week:
92
Cheapest price:
£26
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:50
Last service departs at:
23:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bristol Airport (BRS) to Cardiff (Station) bus and train schedules

Departing Friday, August 6, 2021

Bristol Airport (BRS) → Cardiff (Station)
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The cheapest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Cardiff (Station) is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Cardiff (Station) is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Cardiff (Station) station. However, there are services departing from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens via Bristol Bus & Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 20m.

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The distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) and Cardiff (Station) is 22 miles. The road distance is 46.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Cardiff (Station) without a car is to bus and train which takes 2h 5m and costs £26 - £130.

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It takes approximately 2h 5m to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Cardiff (Station), including transfers.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to Cardiff (Station) bus services, operated by First, depart from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal station.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to Cardiff (Station) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) to Cardiff (Station) is 47 miles. It takes approximately 56 min to drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Cardiff (Station).

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  • Distance: 22.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 5m

What companies run services between Bristol Airport (BRS), England and Cardiff (Station), Wales?

You can take a bus from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Cardiff (Station) via Bristol Bus & Coach Station and Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens in around 3h 20m.

Train operators
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal to Temple Meads Stn
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9
Website
First
Bus from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal to Bristol, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9
Website
First
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Cardiff (Station)
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
£95 - £120
Yellow Cabs
Phone
+44 117 923 1515
Website
yellowcabsbristol.co.uk
Gloucester Road Taxis
Phone
+44 117 325 5255
CityFox Taxis
Phone
+44 117 403 2798
Bristol City Taxis
Phone
+44 117 214 0944
Website
bctaxis.co.uk
AA Taxis Bristol
Phone
+44 117 955 5000
Website
aataxibristol.co.uk
1st Call Taxis
Phone
+44 117 955 5111
MBee's
Phone
+44 1275 880 666
Gatsby's Taxi Co of Clevedon
Phone
+44 1275 350 036
DJB Taxi
Phone
+44 7555 475 787
Cheddar District Taxis
Phone
+44 1934 744 744
Website
cheddardistricttaxis.co.uk
GoCars
Phone
+44 1934 440 111
Website
gocars.co
All The Twos
Phone
+44 1934 222 222
Website
curtiseecabs.co.uk
1st Ace Cars
Phone
+44 1934 811 111
Pauls Taxis
Phone
+44 1761 414661
Jayride
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Bristol Airport to Cardiff (Station)
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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