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

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central

$104 - $156

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express

$27 - $35

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Swindon
  2. Take the bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square (Oxford Rail Station) S6
  3. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Railway Station (Stop R5) to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 11) X8
  4. Take the bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 10) to Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point H3)

$59 - $96

Drive  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Cranfield University 149.7 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Cranfield University is to bus which costs £20 - £28 and takes 6 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Cranfield University is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Cranfield University. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Wharley End, Cranfield University main gate (Prince Philip Avenue) via London Victoria Coach Station and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway (Milton Keynes Coachway Car Park). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 51 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Cranfield University is 117 miles. The road distance is 149.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cranfield University without a car is to train which takes 4 h 30 min and costs £75 - £120.

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It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from Cardiff to Cranfield University, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cranfield University is to train which takes 4 h 30 min and costs £75 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £28 and takes 6 h 51 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Cranfield University.
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  • Distance: 117.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 30 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Cranfield University, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Cranfield University via Birmingham New Street, Milton Keynes Central, Central Railway Station, and Wharley End, Cranfield University main gate (Prince Philip Avenue) in around 4 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Cranfield University via London Victoria Coach Station, Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14, Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway (Milton Keynes Coachway Car Park), and Wharley End, Cranfield University main gate (Prince Philip Avenue) in around 6 h 51 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Swindon
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $35
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $70
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square (Oxford Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Railway Station (Stop R5) to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 11)
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 10) to Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point H3)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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