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

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Train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bodmin Parkway

$109 - $195

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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 Coach Station, Armada Way to Lanivet

$49 - $57

2 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bodmin Parkway

$95 - $210

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 costs £29 - £45 and takes 3 h.

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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 Coach Station, Armada Way. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 44 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Cornwall is 101 miles. The road distance is 180.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cornwall without a car is to train which takes 5 h 23 min and costs £80 - £150.

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Cardiff to Cornwall, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Cornwall bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cornwall is to train which takes 5 h 23 min and costs £80 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £45 and takes 6 h 44 min.

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Cardiff to Cornwall bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Lanivet station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Cornwall is 180 miles. It takes approximately 3 h to drive from Cardiff to Cornwall.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Cornwall.
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  • Distance: 100.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

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 Coach Station, Armada Way 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 Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
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
51 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 Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $100
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to Bristol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way 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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