There are 6 ways to get from Cardiff to Nelson by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Pontypridd, Bus Station (Pontypridd Bus Station) T4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pontypridd, Bus Station (Pontypridd Bus Station) to Nelson, Bus Station (Nelson Police Station) X38 / ...

$9

Cheapest option

Train  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Queen Street to Ystrad Mynach

$9 - $12

4 alternative options

Line 26 bus, bus  •  2 h 2 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 Nelson, Bus Station (Nelson Police Station) C16

$10

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cardiff to Nelson 17.6 miles

$50 - $60

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Nelson 17.6 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  23 min

  1. Take an Uber from Cardiff to Nelson 17.6 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Nelson is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Nelson is to taxi which costs £35 - £50 and takes 23 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Nelson is 13 miles. The road distance is 17.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to get from Cardiff to Nelson, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Nelson station. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) and arriving at Nelson, Bus Station (Nelson Police Station) via Pontypridd, Bus Station (Pontypridd Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 8 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Nelson is 18 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Cardiff to Nelson.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Nelson.
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  • Distance: 12.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 8 min

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

You can take a bus from Cardiff to Nelson via Pontypridd, Bus Station (Pontypridd Bus Station) in around 1 h 8 min. Alternatively, Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Cardiff to Nelson every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $9 and the journey takes 26 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 Ystrad Mynach
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $9
First Anytime Day Single
$7 - $12
Bus operators
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Pontypridd, Bus Station (Pontypridd Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Pontypridd, Bus Station (Pontypridd Bus Station) to Nelson, Bus Station (Nelson Police Station)
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
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
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Pontypridd, Bus Station (Pontypridd Bus Station) to Nelson, Bus Station (Nelson Police Station)
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Harris Coaches
Phone
01527 872857
Email
info@harriscoaches.com
Website
harriscoaches.com
Bus from Caerphilly, Interchange (Caerphilly Interchange) to Nelson, Bus Station (Nelson Police Station)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
harriscoaches.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cardiff to Nelson
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$35 - $55
UberX
$35 - $55
Exec
$50 - $70
UberXL
$50 - $75
Taxi from Cardiff to Nelson
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$50 - $60
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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