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. 460 / ...

$37 - $89

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 14 min

  1. T1c
  2. 460 / ...

$27 - $34

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 29 min

$52 - $80

Drive  •  1 h 52 min

  1. 95.9 miles

$20 - $30

Uber  •  1 h 52 min

  1. 95.9 miles

$210 - $290

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 - $75 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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard & Goodwick
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Carmarthen
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23
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
$210 - $290
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$210 - $290
uberX
$210 - $290
uberEXEC
$260 - $360
uberXL
$300 - $410

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cardiff and Cardigan is 122 km. The road distance is 153 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Cardigan is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 52 min.

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Cardigan is to drive which takes 1 h 52 min and costs £15 - £23.

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.

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