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There are 5 ways to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Queen Street by train, bus, taxi, car or rideshare

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Train

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Bristol to Cardiff

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Bristol City Centre to Cardiff City Centre

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Queen Street

Drive

  1. Drive from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Queen Street

Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Queen Street by train and walk

The journey time between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Queen Street is around 53 min and covers a distance of around 39 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 44 min. Services are operated by First Great Western Service and CrossCountry. Typically 238 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Route information

Average journey time:
53 min
Fastest journey time:
44 min
Journey distance:
39 miles
Services per week:
238
Cheapest price:
£15
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:20
Last service departs at:
22:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Queen Street train and walk schedules

Bristol Temple Meads → Cardiff Queen Street
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cardiff Queen Street is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cardiff Queen Street is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Cardiff Queen Street is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Queen Street is to rideshare which costs £4 - £7 and takes 1h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Queen Street is to taxi which costs £85 - £110 and takes 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bristol City Centre and arriving at Cardiff City Centre. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Cardiff Central. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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It is 26 miles from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Queen Street. It is approximately 42.7 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Queen Street without a car is to train which takes 1h 8m and costs £15 - £110.

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The train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central takes 50 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Queen Street bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bristol City Centre station.

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Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Queen Street train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Bristol Temple Meads station.

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The best way to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Queen Street is to train which takes 1h 8m and costs £15 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £7 and takes 1h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Queen Street.
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  • Distance: 25.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 8m

What companies run services between Bristol Temple Meads, England and Cardiff Queen Street, Wales?

First Great Western Service operates a train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central hourly. Tickets cost £15 - £19 and the journey takes 50 min. CrossCountry also services this route 5 times a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bristol City Centre to Cardiff City Centre twice daily. Tickets cost £5 - £7 and the journey takes 1h.

Train operators
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bristol City Centre to Cardiff City Centre
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bristol to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £7
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Queen Street
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
£85 - £110
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

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Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Queen Street bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Cardiff City Centre station.

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Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Queen Street train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Queen Street is 43 miles. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Queen Street.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Queen Street. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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