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

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Train  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Newtown (Powys)

$56 - $84

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Bus  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Newtown, Ladywell House T4

$30

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Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Newtown 94.9 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Newtown is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Newtown is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) and arriving at Newtown, Ladywell House. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Newtown. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Newtown (Powys) via Shrewsbury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 41 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Newtown is 72 miles. The road distance is 94.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Newtown without a car is to train which takes 3 h 41 min and costs £40 - £65.

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Cardiff to Newtown, including transfers.

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

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Cardiff to Newtown train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Newtown is to train which takes 3 h 41 min and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Newtown.
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  • Distance: 72.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

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

You can take a train from Cardiff to Newtown via Shrewsbury in around 3 h 41 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach South Wales operates a bus from Cardiff to Newtown every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 and the journey takes 3 h 43 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
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
Train from Shrewsbury to Newtown (Powys)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $20
First Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
Bus operators
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Newtown, Ladywell House
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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Cardiff to Newtown bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, arrive at Newtown, Ladywell House station.

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Cardiff to Newtown train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Newtown (Powys) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Newtown is 95 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to drive from Cardiff to Newtown.

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