There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Machen by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train, bus  •  40 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Queen Street to Caerphilly
  2. Take the bus from Caerphilly, Interchange (Caerphilly Interchange) to Machen, Dranllwyn Lane (Machen Primary School) 50 / ...

$8 - $10

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Line 26 bus, bus  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 26 bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Caerphilly, Interchange (Caerphilly Interchange) 26 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Caerphilly, Interchange (Caerphilly Interchange) to Machen, Dranllwyn Lane (Machen Primary School) 50 / ...

$9

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cardiff to Machen 12.1 miles

$35 - $45

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Machen 12.1 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  19 min

  1. Take an Uber from Cardiff to Machen 12.1 miles

$25 - $40

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Machen. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) and arriving at Machen, Dranllwyn Lane (Machen Primary School) via Caerphilly, Interchange (Caerphilly Interchange). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 8 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Machen is 8 miles. The road distance is 12.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Machen without a car is to train and bus which takes 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 40 min to get from Cardiff to Machen, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Machen bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, depart from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) station.

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Cardiff to Machen bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, arrive at Machen, Dranllwyn Lane (Machen Primary School) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Machen is 12 miles. It takes approximately 19 min to drive from Cardiff to Machen.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Machen.
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  • Distance: 8.3 miles
  • Duration: 40 min

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

You can take a bus from Cardiff to Machen via Caerphilly, Interchange (Caerphilly Interchange) in around 1 h 8 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Queen Street to Caerphilly
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$2 - $4
Anytime Day Single
$3 - $6
First Anytime Day Single
$4 - $7
Bus operators
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Caerphilly, Interchange (Caerphilly Interchange) to Machen, Dranllwyn Lane (Machen Primary School)
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Caerphilly, Interchange (Caerphilly Interchange)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
connect2
Phone
01443 815588
Website
caerphilly.gov.uk
Bus from Caerphilly, Interchange (Caerphilly Interchange) to Machen, Surgery (Machen Surgery)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
caerphilly.gov.uk
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cardiff to Machen
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$25 - $40
UberX
$25 - $40
Exec
$35 - $50
UberXL
$35 - $55
Taxi from Cardiff to Machen
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Cardiff Taxis and Executive Hire
Phone
+44 29 2199 2200
Website
cardifftaxis.com
Cardiff Cabs
Phone
+44 29 2090 9090
Website
cardiffcabs.com

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