There are 6 ways to get from Cardiff to Bristol Temple Meads by train, bus, night train, taxi, car or rideshare

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Train  •  48 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads

$20 - $55

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cardiff to Bristol 43.6 miles

$5 - $12

4 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to Bristol Airport National Express
  2. Take the bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Temple Meads A1

$20 - $23

Night train  •  58 min

  1. Take the night train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads

$21 - $40

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cardiff to Bristol Temple Meads 43.9 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Bristol Temple Meads 43.9 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Bristol Temple Meads is to rideshare which costs £4 - £9 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Bristol Temple Meads is to train which costs £15 - £40 and takes 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Bristol Temple Meads. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Temple Meads via Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Bristol Temple Meads. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 48 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Bristol Temple Meads is 26 miles. The road distance is 43.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Bristol Temple Meads without a car is to train which takes 48 min and costs £15 - £40.

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The train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads takes 48 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Cardiff to Bristol Temple Meads bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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Cardiff to Bristol Temple Meads train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Bristol Temple Meads is to train which takes 48 min and costs £15 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £18 and takes 2 h.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Bristol Temple Meads.
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  • Distance: 26 miles
  • Duration: 48 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Bristol Temple Meads, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Cardiff to Bristol Temple Meads hourly. Tickets cost $20 - $40 and the journey takes 48 min. CrossCountry also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Bristol Temple Meads via Bristol Airport and Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal in around 2 h.

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 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
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, Castle Street to Bristol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cardiff to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Cardiff to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Cardiff Taxis and Executive Hire
Phone
+44 29 2199 2200
Website
cardifftaxis.com
Cardiff Cabs
Phone
+44 29 2090 9090
Website
cardiffcabs.com

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Cardiff to Bristol Temple Meads bus services, operated by First, arrive at Temple Meads station.

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Cardiff to Bristol Temple Meads train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Bristol Temple Meads station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Bristol Temple Meads is 44 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Cardiff to Bristol Temple Meads.

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There are 932+ hotels available in Bristol Temple Meads. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Cardiff and Bristol Temple Meads. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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