There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff to Betws-y-Coed by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Llandudno Junction

$86 - $123

Cheapest option

Fly, train, bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Anglesey (VLY) CWL - VLY
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
  3. Take the bus from Llandudno Junction, Station (Llandudno Junction Station) to Betws-y-Coed, Railway Station (Information Centre)

$58 - $163

2 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 43 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 Tan-y-bwlch, Oakeley Arms (Oakeley Arms Hotel PH) T2

$63 - $65

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Betws-y-Coed 170.2 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Betws-y-Coed is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Betws-y-Coed is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Betws-y-Coed is 115 miles. The road distance is 170.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Cardiff to Betws-y-Coed, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Betws-y-Coed station. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) and arriving at Betws-y-Coed, Railway Station (Information Centre) via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), Tan-y-bwlch, Oakeley Arms (Oakeley Arms Hotel PH) and Blaenau Ffestiniog, Church Street (NatWest Bank). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 43 min.

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What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Betws-y-Coed, Wales?

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Cardiff to Betws-y-Coed every 4 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Betws-y-Coed via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), Tan-y-bwlch, Oakeley Arms (Oakeley Arms Hotel PH), and Blaenau Ffestiniog, Church Street (NatWest Bank) in around 8 h 43 min.

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 Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
First Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $26
First Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
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
$37
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 Tan-y-bwlch, Oakeley Arms (Oakeley Arms Hotel PH)
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Llew Jones Coaches
Phone
+44 1492 640320
Email
info@llewjonesinternational.co.uk
Website
llewjonesinternational.co.uk
Bus from Llandudno Junction, Station (Llandudno Junction Station) to Betws-y-Coed, Railway Station (Information Centre)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
llewjonesinternational.co.uk

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