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

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  •  7 h 10 min

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

$106 - $151

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 59 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

$67 - $69

3 alternative options

Train via Shrewsbury  •  8 h 36 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

$100 - $153

Bus, train  •  9 h 53 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) X85
  3. Take the train from Machynlleth to Pwllheli

$73 - $88

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Abersoch 167.4 miles

$35 - $55

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 $85 - $140 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 8 h 59 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
$85 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$140 - $210
Train from Cardiff Central to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
First Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Train from Machynlleth to Pwllheli
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
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
$38
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
Bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cardiff to Abersoch?

The distance between Cardiff and Abersoch is 175 km. The road distance is 268 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Abersoch?

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Abersoch is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 3 h 47 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cardiff to Abersoch?

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Abersoch is to drive which takes 3 h 47 min and costs £25 - £40.

Is there a direct bus between Cardiff and Abersoch?

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 8 h 59 min.

How long does it take to get from Cardiff to Abersoch?

It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Cardiff to Abersoch, including transfers.