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

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Train  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$87 - $129

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Fly, train, line 85 bus  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Anglesey (VLY) CWL - VLY
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Bangor (Gwynedd)
  3. Take the line 85 bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Llanberis, Joe Brown (Menai Hall)

$46 - $144

2 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 49 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 Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) T2

$67

Drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Llanberis 164.8 miles

$35 - $55

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Llanberis. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) and arriving at Llanberis, Joe Brown (Menai Hall) via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) and Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 49 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Llanberis is 121 miles. The road distance is 164.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Llanberis without a car is to train which takes 5 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from Cardiff to Llanberis, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Llanberis is to train which takes 5 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 49 min.

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The quickest flight from Cardiff Airport to Anglesey Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Cardiff to Llanberis bus services, operated by Lloyds Coaches, arrive at Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station).

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Llanberis is 165 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to drive from Cardiff to Llanberis.

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Flybe offers flights from Cardiff Airport to Anglesey Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Llanberis.
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  • Distance: 121 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 37 min

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

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Cardiff to Llanberis every 4 hours. Tickets cost $80 - $130 and the journey takes 4 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Llanberis via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), and Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) in around 8 h 49 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Anglesey
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $130
First Anytime Day Single
$130 - $200
Train from Holyhead to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $16
First Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $29
Bus operators
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 Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Llanberis, Joe Brown (Menai Hall)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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