There are 6 ways to get from Cardiff to Bridgend by train, bus, rideshare, taxi, car or towncar

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  •  19 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bridgend

$8 - $20

Cheapest option

Bus  •  40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park) National Express / ...

$3 - $9

4 alternative options

Rideshare  •  41 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cardiff to Bridgend 21.1 miles

$6

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cardiff to Bridgend 20.8 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Bridgend 20.8 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  24 min

  1. Take an Uber from Cardiff to Bridgend 20.8 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Bridgend is to bus which costs £2 - £7 and takes 40 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Bridgend is to train which costs £6 - £15 and takes 19 min.

More details

The distance between Cardiff and Bridgend is 17 miles. The road distance is 20.8 miles.

Get driving directions

The train from Cardiff Central to Bridgend takes 19 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park). Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Bridgend. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 19 min.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Bridgend is 21 miles. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from Cardiff to Bridgend.

Get driving directions

Map of how to get from Cardiff to Bridgend.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 17.3 miles
  • Duration: 19 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Cardiff to Bridgend hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $20 and the journey takes 19 min. Arriva Trains Wales also services this route hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to Bridgend hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 40 min. First also services this route every 30 minutes.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$8 - $13
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $20
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $13
First Anytime Day Single
$12 - $19
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, Sophia Gardens to Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cardiff to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cardiff to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$40 - $60
UberX
$40 - $60
Exec
$55 - $80
UberXL
$60 - $90
Taxi from Cardiff to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Cardiff Taxis and Executive Hire
Phone
+44 29 2199 2200
Website
cardifftaxis.com
Cardiff Cabs
Phone
+44 29 2090 9090
Website
cardiffcabs.com

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.