There are 3 ways to get from Cardiff to Hay-on-Wye by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle T14

$19

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Hereford
  2. Take the bus from Country Bus Station to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle (Tourist Information Centre) T14 / ...

$32 - $43

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

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

$12 - $18

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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 costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff, Philharmonic and arriving at Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 29 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Hay-on-Wye is 41 miles. The road distance is 56.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Hay-on-Wye without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 29 min and costs £15.

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The bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle takes 2 h 29 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Cardiff to Hay-on-Wye bus services, operated by Stagecoach in South Wales, depart from Cardiff, Philharmonic station.

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Cardiff to Hay-on-Wye bus services, operated by Stagecoach in South Wales, arrive at Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Hay-on-Wye is 57 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to drive from Cardiff to Hay-on-Wye.

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There are 372+ hotels available in Hay-on-Wye. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Hay-on-Wye.
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  • Distance: 41.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min

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

Stagecoach in South Wales operates a bus from Cardiff to Hay-on-Wye every 3 hours. Tickets cost $19 and the journey takes 2 h 29 min. Stagecoach South Wales also services this route every 4 hours.

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
$22 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
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
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19
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
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Yeomans Travel
Bus from Country Bus Station to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle (Tourist Information Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Website
yeomanscoachholidays.com
Yeomans Canyon Travel
Phone
01432 356201
Email
sales@yeomanstravel.co.uk
Website
yeomanscoachholidays.com
Bus from Country Bus Station to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle (Tourist Information Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
yeomanscoachholidays.com

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