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

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Llandudno Junction
  2. Take the bus from Llandudno Junction, Station (Llandudno Junction Station) to Blaenau Ffestiniog, Cwm (NatWest Bank) X19

$89 - $128

Cheapest option

Bus Stagecoach South Wales  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) T4
  2. Take the bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) T12
  3. Take the bus from Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) to Tan-y-bwlch, Oakeley Arms (Oakeley Arms Hotel PH) T2

$55 - $57

2 alternative options

Bus New Adventure Travel  •  7 h 19 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

$56 - $58

Drive  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Ffestiniog 140.7 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Ffestiniog is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Ffestiniog is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Ffestiniog. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) and arriving at Llan Ffestiniog, Peniel (Capel Peniel) via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) and Tan-y-bwlch, Oakeley Arms (Oakeley Arms Hotel PH). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 19 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Ffestiniog is 108 miles. The road distance is 140.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Ffestiniog without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 39 min and costs £65 - £100.

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Cardiff to Ffestiniog, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Ffestiniog bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, depart from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) station.

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Cardiff to Ffestiniog bus services, operated by Lloyds Coaches, arrive at Tan-y-bwlch, Oakeley Arms (Oakeley Arms Hotel PH) station.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Ffestiniog.
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  • Distance: 107.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

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

You can take a bus from Cardiff to Ffestiniog via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), and Tan-y-bwlch, Oakeley Arms (Oakeley Arms Hotel PH) in around 7 h 19 min.

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
Bus operators
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 Blaenau Ffestiniog, Cwm (NatWest Bank)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
llewjonesinternational.co.uk
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
Bus from Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) to Tan-y-bwlch, Oakeley Arms (Oakeley Arms Hotel PH)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office)
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Tanat Valley
Phone
01691 780212
Email
info@tanat.co.uk
Website
tanat.co.uk
Bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
tanat.co.uk

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