There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Nelson by bus, 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.

Recommended option

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 / ...

$10

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

$11

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cardiff to Nelson 17.6 miles

$55 - $65

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

$40 - $60

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.

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
$6
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
$6
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
$40 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$40 - $60
uberX
$40 - $60
uberEXEC
$55 - $75
uberXL
$55 - $80
Taxi from Cardiff to Nelson
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$55 - $65
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cardiff to Nelson?

The distance between Cardiff and Nelson is 20 km. The road distance is 28 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Nelson?

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Nelson is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 23 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cardiff to Nelson?

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

Is there a direct bus between Cardiff and Nelson?

No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Nelson. 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.

How long does it take to get from Cardiff to Nelson?

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