There are 3 ways to get from Cardiff to Bath by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bath Spa

$26 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Bath National Express

$9 - $13

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Bath 57.1 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Bath is to bus which costs £6 - £10 and takes 1 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Bath is to train which costs £20 - £40 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Bath is 36 miles. The road distance is 57.1 miles.

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The train from Cardiff Central to Bath Spa takes 1 h 3 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens station and arriving at Bath. Services depart five times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Bath Spa. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 3 min.

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What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Bath, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Cardiff to Bath hourly. Tickets cost $26 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 3 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to Bath 5 times a week. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $50
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 from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Bath
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com

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