There are 9 ways to get from Cardiff to Bangor by plane, train, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus or car

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Fly Cardiff to Belfast City  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Belfast City (BHD) CWL - BHD

$57 - $215

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Train to Bristol, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) BRS - BFS
  3. Take the train from Great Victoria Street to Bangor

$80 - $213

Train to Birmingham, fly to Belfast City  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Belfast City (BHD) BHX - BHD

$102 - $305

Train, car ferry via Crewe  •  11 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
  4. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Belfast

$160 - $317

Train, car ferry  •  13 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station

$186 - $261

Train, car ferry #2  •  14 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Chester
  2. Take the car ferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast

$133 - $176

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  15 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre

$101 - $144

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a / ...

$69 - $92

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne

$123 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Bangor is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £50 - £70 and takes 16 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Bangor is to fly which costs £40 - £170 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff station to Bangor. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Bangor Buscentre via Birmingham, Busáras and Belfast Europa Bus Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 46 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Bangor is 244 miles.

The best way to get from Cardiff to Bangor without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 11 h 47 min and costs £120 - £250.

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Cardiff to Bangor, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Bangor bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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The quickest flight from Cardiff Airport to Belfast City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Cardiff to Bangor bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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Flybe offers flights from Cardiff Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Bangor.
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  • Distance: 243.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Bangor, Northern Ireland?

Flybe flies from Cardiff to Bangor twice daily.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Birmingham to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Great Victoria Street to Bangor
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
Train from Cardiff Central to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$150 - $220
Train from Cardiff Central to Chester
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
First Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Single offer
$35
Standard fare
$62
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $44
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $44
car
$118
Passenger
$42
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$47
Small Car
$157
Car ferry from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$227
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$93

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cardiff Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs £5.

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