There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff to Caernarfon Castle by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 50 min

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

$87 - $129

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Fly, train, bus  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Anglesey (VLY) CWL - VLY
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Bangor (Gwynedd)
  3. Take the bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)

$46 - $144

2 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 52 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 Caernarfon, Turf Square T2

$62

Drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Caernarfon Castle 163.1 miles

$35 - $55

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Caernarfon Castle. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) and arriving at Caernarfon, Turf Square via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 52 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Caernarfon Castle is 124 miles. The road distance is 163.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Caernarfon Castle without a car is to train which takes 4 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Cardiff to Caernarfon Castle, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Caernarfon Castle bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, depart from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Caernarfon Castle is to train which takes 4 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 52 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 Caernarfon Castle bus services, operated by Lloyds Coaches, arrive at Caernarfon, Turf Square station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Caernarfon Castle is 163 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to drive from Cardiff to Caernarfon Castle.

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Flybe offers flights from Cardiff Airport to Anglesey Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Caernarfon Castle.
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  • Distance: 124.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Caernarfon Castle, Wales?

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Cardiff to Caernarfon Castle every 4 hours. Tickets cost $80 - $130 and the journey takes 4 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Caernarfon Castle via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), and Caernarfon, Turf Square in around 7 h 52 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 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
Train from Holyhead to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $16
First Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $29
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
$36
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 Caernarfon, Turf Square
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Efco
Phone
01407 721111
Email
Mail@EifionsCoaches.co.uk
Website
eifionscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
eifionscoaches.co.uk
Clynnog & Trefor Motor C
Phone
+44(0)1286 660208
Email
info@clynnogandtrefor.com
Website
clynnogandtrefor.com
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
clynnogandtrefor.com

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