There are 3 ways to get from Cardiff to Hay-on-Wye 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, bus  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Hereford
  2. Take the bus from Country Bus Station to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle X99 / ...

$32 - $43

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange) T4
  2. Take the bus from Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange) to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle 39

$21

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Hay-on-Wye 56.9 miles

$12 - $18

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Hay-on-Wye is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Hay-on-Wye is to drive which takes 1 h 17 min and costs £9 - £14.

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The distance between Cardiff and Hay-on-Wye is 66 km. The road distance is 91 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to get from Cardiff to Hay-on-Wye, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Hay-on-Wye. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) and arriving at Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle via Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 58 min.

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What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Hay-on-Wye, Wales?

You can take a bus from Cardiff to Hay-on-Wye via Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange) in around 2 h 58 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 Hereford
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Coastal Liner UK
Phone
01902 633064
Email
info@coastallinerltd.co.uk
Website
coastallinerltd.co.uk
Bus from Country Bus Station to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
Coastal Liner UK
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Country Bus Station to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle (Tourist Information Centre)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange)
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange) to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Country Bus Station to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle (Tourist Information Centre)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange) to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Celtic Travel
Phone
01686 412231
Website
celtic-travel.co.uk
Bus from Country Bus Station to Hay-on-Wye, Clock Tower (Hay-on-Wye Clock Tower)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
celtic-travel.co.uk

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