There are 6 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.

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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

$100 - $175

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Bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens 201 / ...

$69 - $89

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Train CrossCountry  •  5 h 28 min

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

$121 - $182

Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Cardiff 186.8 miles

$40 - $60

Train to London Heathrow, fly, train  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester

$116 - $323

Fly from Cambridge, train, line 4 bus  •  5 h 17 min

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

$71 - $268

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Wales is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Wales is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Wales. However, there are services departing from Cambridge Parkside and arriving at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

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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 28 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Wales is 164 miles. The road distance is 186.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Wales without a car is to train which takes 3 h 28 min and costs £75 - £140.

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

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Cambridge to Wales bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge Parkside station.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Wales.
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  • Distance: 164.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 28 min

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 London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 6 h 35 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
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
$22 - $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
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
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
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $30
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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