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

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Train  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Chirk

$80 - $111

Cheapest option

Train via Shrewsbury  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Shrewsbury

$80 - $111

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Llangollen 138 miles

$29 - $45

Train, fly  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Chester (CEG) BRS - CEG

$220 - $382

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Llangollen is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Llangollen is to train which costs £60 - £85 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Llangollen is 104 miles. The road distance is 138 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Llangollen without a car is to train which takes 2 h 36 min and costs £60 - £85.

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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Cardiff to Llangollen, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Chester Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Llangollen is 138 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to drive from Cardiff to Llangollen.

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Germania offers flights from Bristol Airport to Chester Airport.

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There are 441+ hotels available in Llangollen. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Llangollen.
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  • Distance: 103.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 36 min

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

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Cardiff to Llangollen every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 26 min.

Airlines
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Bristol to Chester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Chirk
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Train from Cardiff Central to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
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 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40

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