There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Cardigan by train, bus, 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, bus  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen
  2. Take the bus from Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station) to Cardigan, Finch Square (St Mary`s Church) 460 / ...

$36 - $85

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) to Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station) T1c
  2. Take the bus from Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station) to Cardigan, Finch Square (St Mary`s Church) 460 / ...

$27 - $34

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard & Goodwick

$50 - $75

Drive  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Cardigan 95.9 miles

$20 - $30

Uber  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take an Uber from Cardiff to Cardigan 95.9 miles

$200 - $270

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Cardigan is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Cardigan is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1 h 52 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Cardigan is 76 miles. The road distance is 95.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to get from Cardiff to Cardigan, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Cardigan. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) and arriving at Cardigan, Finch Square (St Mary`s Church) via Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 14 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Cardigan.
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  • Distance: 76.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 4 min

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

You can take a bus from Cardiff to Cardigan via Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station) in around 4 h 14 min. Alternatively, Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Cardiff to Cardigan once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 42 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard & Goodwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
First Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Bus operators
Richards Bros
Phone
+44 1239 613756
Email
enquiries@richardsbros.co.uk
Website
richardsbros.co.uk
Bus from Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station) to Cardigan, Finch Square (St Mary`s Church)
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
richardsbros.co.uk
Midway Motors
Phone
01239 831267
Email
info@midwaymotorscrymych.com
Website
midwaymotorscrymych.com
Bus from Carmarthen, Peacocks to Cardigan, Finch's Square (St Mary`s Church)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
midwaymotorscrymych.com
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 Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cardiff to Cardigan
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$200 - $270
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$200 - $270
UberX
$200 - $270
Exec
$250 - $340
UberXL
$280 - $390

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