There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Abersoch by train, bus or car

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Train  •  7 h 14 min

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

$100 - $142

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1c
  2. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) T2

$63 - $66

3 alternative options

Train via Shrewsbury  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth
  3. Take the train from Machynlleth to Pwllheli

$93 - $143

Bus, train  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) T4
  2. Take the bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) T12
  3. Take the train from Machynlleth to Pwllheli

$68 - $80

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Abersoch 167.4 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Abersoch. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) and arriving at Abersoch, Stryd Fawr (St Tudwal`s Hotel) via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) and Pwllheli, Bus Station (Pwllheli Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 4 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Abersoch is 109 miles. The road distance is 167.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Abersoch without a car is to train which takes 7 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 14 min to get from Cardiff to Abersoch, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Abersoch bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, depart from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Abersoch is to train which takes 7 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 4 min.

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Cardiff to Abersoch bus services, operated by Lloyds Coaches, arrive at Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Abersoch is 167 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to drive from Cardiff to Abersoch.

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There are 564+ hotels available in Abersoch. Prices start at $299 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Abersoch.
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  • Distance: 109.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 14 min

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

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Cardiff to Abersoch every 4 hours. Tickets cost $80 - $130 and the journey takes 4 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Abersoch via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park), and Pwllheli, Bus Station (Pwllheli Bus Station) in around 9 h 4 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $130
First Anytime Day Single
$130 - $200
Train from Cardiff Central to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Machynlleth to Pwllheli
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park)
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office)
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Tanat Valley
Phone
01691 780212
Email
info@tanat.co.uk
Website
tanat.co.uk
Bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
tanat.co.uk

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