There are 3 ways to get from Cardiff to Bangor by train, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 8 min

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

$80 - $130

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Fly  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Anglesey (VLY) CWL - VLY

$35 - $113

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Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Bangor 171.2 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Bangor is to drive which costs £27 - £45 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Bangor is to drive which costs £27 - £45 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Bangor (Gwynedd). Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 4 h 8 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Bangor is 128 miles. The road distance is 171.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Bangor without a car is to train which takes 4 h 8 min and costs £60 - £95.

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The train from Cardiff Central to Bangor (Gwynedd) takes 4 h 8 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Cardiff to Bangor train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Bangor is to train which takes 4 h 8 min and costs £60 - £95. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £26 - £90 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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The quickest flight from Cardiff Airport to Anglesey Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Cardiff to Bangor train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Bangor (Gwynedd) station.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Bangor.
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  • Distance: 128 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 8 min

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

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Cardiff to Bangor every 4 hours. Tickets cost $80 - $130 and the journey takes 4 h 8 min. Alternatively, Flybe flies from Cardiff to Bangor once daily.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Anglesey
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Bangor is 171 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to drive from Cardiff to Bangor.

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Flybe offers flights from Cardiff Airport to Anglesey Airport.

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There are 1088+ hotels available in Bangor. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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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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