There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Cornwall by train, bus or car

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  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bodmin Parkway

$111 - $195

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to Bristol Airport
  2. Take the bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from Plymouth to Lanivet

$49 - $57

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
  3. Take the train from Plymouth to Luxulyan

$101 - $222

Train via Exeter St Davids  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway

$107 - $215

Drive  •  3 h

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Cornwall 180.1 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Cornwall is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Cornwall is to drive which takes 3 h and costs £29 - £45.

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The distance between Cardiff and Cornwall is 161 km. The road distance is 288 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from Cardiff to Cornwall, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Cornwall. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Lanivet via Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal and Plymouth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Cornwall. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Luxulyan via Bristol Temple Meads and Plymouth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Cornwall, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Cardiff to Cornwall 5 times a week. Tickets cost $100 - $190 and the journey takes 4 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Cornwall via Bristol Airport, Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal, Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station, and Plymouth in around 6 h 44 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $85
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Plymouth to Luxulyan
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to Bristol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Plymouth to Lanivet
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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