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There are 3 ways to get from Cardiff to Loughborough University by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Derby

$81 - $121

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Bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Loughborough National Express

$22 - $31

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Drive  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Loughborough University 149.3 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Loughborough University is to bus which costs £17 - £24 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Loughborough University is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff station to Loughborough University. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Loughborough, Student's Union via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Loughborough, The Rushes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 17 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Loughborough University is 122 miles. The road distance is 149.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Loughborough University without a car is to train which takes 4 h 29 min and costs £60 - £95.

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Cardiff to Loughborough University, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Loughborough University bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Loughborough University is to train which takes 4 h 29 min and costs £60 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £24 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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Cardiff to Loughborough University bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Loughborough station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Loughborough University is 149 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to drive from Cardiff to Loughborough University.

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  • Distance: 122.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Loughborough University, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Cardiff to Loughborough University hourly. Tickets cost $70 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Loughborough University via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Loughborough, The Rushes, and Loughborough, Student's Union in around 5 h 17 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

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+44 08717 818178
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nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Loughborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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