There are 4 ways to get from Caernarfon to Cardiff by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  2h 11m

  1. Fly from Anglesey (VLY) to Cardiff (CWL) VLY - CWL

£74 - £144

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Bus  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Caernarfon to Aberystwyth T2
  2. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 5 to Cardiff, Kingsway GQ M7

£17 - £28

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Train  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Cardiff Central

£60 - £95

Drive  •  3h 41m

  1. Drive from Caernarfon to Cardiff 162.5 miles

£27 - £40

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The cheapest way to get from Caernarfon to Cardiff is to bus which costs £17 - £28 and takes 7h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Caernarfon to Cardiff is to fly which costs £70 - £150 and takes 2h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Caernarfon to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Caernarfon and arriving at Cardiff, Kingsway GQ via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 46m.

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The distance between Caernarfon and Cardiff is 124 miles. The road distance is 162.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Caernarfon to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 5h 40m and costs £60 - £95.

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It takes approximately 2h 11m to get from Caernarfon to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Caernarfon to Cardiff bus services, operated by Lloyd's Coaches, depart from Caernarfon station.

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The best way to get from Caernarfon to Cardiff is to fly which takes 2h 11m and costs £70 - £150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £60 - £95 and takes 5h 40m, you could also bus, which costs £17 - £28 and takes 7h 46m.

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The quickest flight from Anglesey Airport to Cardiff Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Caernarfon to Cardiff bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Cardiff, Kingsway GQ station.

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Map of how to get from Caernarfon to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 124.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 11m

What companies run services between Caernarfon, Wales and Cardiff, Wales?

Flybe flies from Caernarfon to Cardiff once daily. Alternatively, Transport for Wales operates a train from Caernarfon to Cardiff every 4 hours. Tickets cost £60 - £95 and the journey takes 4h 17m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Anglesey to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Train operators
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £95
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£29 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £95
First Anytime Day Single
£100 - £150
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 5 to Cardiff, Kingsway GQ
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£17 - £28
Website
Megabus UK

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Yes, the driving distance between Caernarfon to Cardiff is 162 miles. It takes approximately 3h 41m to drive from Caernarfon to Cardiff.

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Flybe offers flights from Anglesey Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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There are 713+ hotels available in Cardiff. Prices start at £50 per night.

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The best way to get from Caernarfon to Anglesey Airport is to taxi which takes 33 min and costs £50 - £65.

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