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

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  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Llandudno Junction

$85 - $122

Cheapest option

Fly, train, bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Anglesey (VLY) CWL - VLY
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
  3. Take the bus from Llandudno Junction, Station (Llandudno Junction Station) to Betws-y-Coed, Railway Station (Information Centre)

$57 - $163

2 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 40 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 Tan-y-bwlch, Oakeley Arms (Oakeley Arms Hotel PH) T2

$61 - $63

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Conwy 167.9 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Conwy is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Conwy is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Conwy is 114 miles. The road distance is 167.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Cardiff to Conwy, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Conwy. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) and arriving at Dinas Mawr, Pont yr Afanc via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), Tan-y-bwlch, Oakeley Arms (Oakeley Arms Hotel PH) and Blaenau Ffestiniog, Church Street (NatWest Bank). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 40 min.

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

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Cardiff to Conwy every 4 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Conwy via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), Tan-y-bwlch, Oakeley Arms (Oakeley Arms Hotel PH), and Blaenau Ffestiniog, Church Street (NatWest Bank) in around 8 h 40 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 Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
First Anytime Day Single
$120 - $180
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
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 Tan-y-bwlch, Oakeley Arms (Oakeley Arms Hotel PH)
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Llew Jones Coaches
Phone
+44 1492 640320
Email
info@llewjonesinternational.co.uk
Website
llewjonesinternational.co.uk
Bus from Llandudno Junction, Station (Llandudno Junction Station) to Betws-y-Coed, Railway Station (Information Centre)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
llewjonesinternational.co.uk

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