There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff to Falmouth 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  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Redruth

$128 - $228

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 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 Falmouth

$51 - $59

2 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 9 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 Truro

$116 - $254

Drive  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Falmouth 209.4 miles

$45 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Falmouth is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Falmouth is to drive which takes 3 h 33 min and costs £30 - £50.

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The distance between Cardiff and Falmouth is 198 km. The road distance is 335 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from Cardiff to Falmouth, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Falmouth. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Falmouth via Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal and Plymouth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Falmouth. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Falmouth Town via Bristol Temple Meads, Plymouth and Truro. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 9 min.

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Cardiff to Falmouth 5 times a week. Tickets cost $120 - $230 and the journey takes 5 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Falmouth via Bristol Airport, Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal, Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station, and Plymouth in around 7 h 44 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Redruth
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $230
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $100
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $230
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
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
Train from Plymouth to Truro
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $27
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $55
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 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Plymouth to Truro
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
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 Falmouth
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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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