There are 3 ways to get from Bristol to Barry by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 21 min

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

$24 - $58

Cheapest option

Bus, line 95 bus  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Cathays Park, University (University of Wales Cardiff) 202 / ...
  2. Take the line 95 bus from Cathays Park, University (University of Wales Cardiff) to Barry, Gladstone Bridge (Old Western Welsh Depot) 95

$11 - $14

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h

  1. Drive from Bristol to Barry 55.6 miles

$11 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Barry is to bus and line 95 bus which costs £8 - £11 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Barry is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h.

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The distance between Bristol and Barry is 30 miles. The road distance is 55.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 21 min to get from Bristol to Barry, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Barry. However, there are services departing from Bristol, Bus Station and arriving at Barry, Gladstone Bridge (Old Western Welsh Depot) via Cathays Park, University (University of Wales Cardiff). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bristol to Barry. However, there are services departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Barry via Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 21 min.

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Bristol to Barry train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Portsmouth Harbour station.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Barry.
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  • Distance: 30 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 21 min

What companies run services between Bristol, England and Barry, Wales?

You can take a train from Bristol to Barry via Cardiff Central in around 1 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Barry via Cathays Park, University (University of Wales Cardiff) in around 2 h 28 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Barry
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$2 - $4
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $7
First Anytime Day Single
$5 - $8
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Cathays Park, University (University of Wales Cardiff)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Cardiff Bus
Phone
029 2066 6444
Email
talktous@cardiffbus.com
Website
cardiffbus.com
Bus from Cathays Park, University (University of Wales Cardiff) to Barry, Gladstone Bridge (Old Western Welsh Depot)
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
cardiffbus.com

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