There are 3 ways to get from Cardiff to Castle Donington by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Long Eaton

$76 - $113

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Bus  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff University to Derby National Express

$18 - $23

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Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Castle Donington 148.1 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Castle Donington is to bus which costs £13 - £18 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Castle Donington is to drive which costs £24 - £35 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Castle Donington station. However, there are services departing from Cardiff University and arriving at Castle Donington, Bus Station via Derby, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 12 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Castle Donington is 123 miles. The road distance is 148.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Castle Donington without a car is to train which takes 3 h 17 min and costs £55 - £90.

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It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Cardiff to Castle Donington, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Castle Donington bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff University station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Castle Donington is to train which takes 3 h 17 min and costs £55 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £18 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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Cardiff to Castle Donington bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Derby station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Castle Donington is 148 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to drive from Cardiff to Castle Donington.

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  • Distance: 122.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 17 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Castle Donington, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Cardiff to Castle Donington every 2 hours. Tickets cost $70 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 3 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to Castle Donington once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min.

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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.

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+44 08717 818178
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nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff University to Derby
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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