There are 5 ways to get from Builth Wells to Cardiff by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus Celtic Travel, train  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Builth Wells, Groe (Builth Wells Post Office) to Abergavenny, Bus Station (Abergavenny Bus Station) X12
  2. Take the train from Abergavenny to Cardiff Central

$25 - $32

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Bus  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Builth Wells, Strand Hall to Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club) T4

$21

3 alternative options

Bus Stagecoach South Wales, train  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Builth Wells, Strand Hall to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) T4
  2. Take the train from Merthyr Tydfil to Cathays

$23 - $28

Drive  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Builth Wells to Cardiff 59.2 miles

$12 - $19

Uber  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take an Uber from Builth Wells to Cardiff 59.2 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Builth Wells to Cardiff is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Builth Wells to Cardiff is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Builth Wells, Strand Hall and arriving at Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club). Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 42 min.

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The distance between Builth Wells and Cardiff is 48 miles. The road distance is 59.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Builth Wells to Cardiff without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 h 36 min and costs £18 - £24.

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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Builth Wells to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Builth Wells to Cardiff bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, depart from Builth Wells, Strand Hall station.

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Builth Wells to Cardiff bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, arrive at Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Builth Wells to Cardiff is 59 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 18 min to drive from Builth Wells to Cardiff.

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There are 532+ hotels available in Cardiff. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Builth Wells to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 47.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 36 min

What companies run services between Builth Wells, Wales and Cardiff, Wales?

Stagecoach South Wales operates a bus from Builth Wells to Cardiff every 3 hours. Tickets cost $21 and the journey takes 2 h 42 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Abergavenny to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $20
First Anytime Day Single
$20 - $30
Train from Merthyr Tydfil to Cathays
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
First Anytime Day Single
$14 - $22
Bus operators
Celtic Travel
Phone
01686 412231
Website
celtic-travel.co.uk
Bus from Builth Wells, Groe (Builth Wells Post Office) to Abergavenny, Bus Station (Abergavenny Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
celtic-travel.co.uk
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Builth Wells, Strand Hall to Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Builth Wells, Strand Hall to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Builth Wells to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$120 - $180
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Assist
$120 - $180
UberX
$120 - $180
Exec
$160 - $220
UberXL
$180 - $250

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