There are 7 ways to get from Cambridge to Wales by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Great Western Railway  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$112 - $199

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 010 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street National Express

$26 - $34

5 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central

$132 - $202

Train, bus  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway M7

$56 - $86

Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Cardiff 186.8 miles

$40 - $60

Fly from Cambridge, bus, line 4 bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
  3. Take the line 4 bus from Chester, Railway Station (Town Crier) to Buckley, Black Lion (Black Lion PH)

$63 - $251

Train to London Heathrow, fly, bus, line 4 bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
  4. Take the line 4 bus from Chester, Railway Station (Town Crier) to Buckley, Black Lion (Black Lion PH)

$136 - $347

What companies run services between Cambridge, England and Wales?

You can take a train from Cambridge to Cardiff via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, and London Paddington in around 3 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Cardiff via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and London Victoria Coach Station in around 6 h 16 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $160
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $100
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
easyBus
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chester, Railway Station (Town Crier) to Buckley, Black Lion (Black Lion PH)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cambridge to Wales?

The distance between Cambridge and Wales is 263 km. The road distance is 299 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Wales?

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Wales is to bus which costs £18 - £25 and takes 6 h 16 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cambridge to Wales?

The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Wales is to drive which takes 3 h 21 min and costs £28 - £45.

Is there a direct train between Cambridge and Wales?

No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Wales. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Cardiff Central via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 19 min.

Is there a direct bus between Cambridge and Wales?

No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Wales. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 16 min.

How long does it take to get from Cambridge to Wales?

It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from Cambridge to Wales, including transfers.