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There are 4 ways to get from Bristol to Cardigan by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Haverfordwest
  3. Take the bus from Haverfordwest, Railway Station to Cardigan, Finch Square T5

$66 - $110

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens 202
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Haverfordwest
  3. Take the bus from Haverfordwest, Bus Station to Cardigan, Finch Square T5

$26 - $37

2 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard & Goodwick

$69 - $112

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Cardigan 134.2 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Cardigan is to bus which costs £19 - £29 and takes 7 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Cardigan is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Cardigan. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Cardigan, Finch Square via Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and Haverfordwest, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 41 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Cardigan is 99 miles. The road distance is 134.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Cardigan without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 9 min and costs £50 - £85.

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It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Bristol to Cardigan, including transfers.

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Bristol to Cardigan bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Cardigan is to train which takes 6 h 9 min and costs £50 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £29 and takes 7 h 41 min.

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Bristol to Cardigan bus services, operated by Richards Bros, arrive at Cardigan, Finch Square station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Cardigan is 134 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to drive from Bristol to Cardigan.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Cardigan.
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  • Distance: 98.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 9 min

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

You can take a train from Bristol to Cardigan via Cardiff Central, Fishguard & Goodwick, and Goodwick, Station in around 6 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Cardigan via Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens, Haverfordwest, and Haverfordwest, Bus Station in around 7 h 41 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 - $21
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 Haverfordwest
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard & Goodwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
First Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Bus operators
Richards Bros
Phone
+44 1239 613756
Email
enquiries@richardsbros.co.uk
Website
richardsbros.co.uk
Bus from Haverfordwest, Railway Station to Cardigan, Finch Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
richardsbros.co.uk
Bus from Haverfordwest, Bus Station to Cardigan, Finch Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
richardsbros.co.uk
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
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Haverfordwest
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com

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