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

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

Train  •  3 h 36 min

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

$57 - $85

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 43 min

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

$31

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Newtown 94.9 miles

$20 - $30

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 36 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach South operates a bus from Cardiff to Newtown every 3 hours. Tickets cost $31 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
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
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
$22 - $35
Bus operators
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Newtown, Ladywell House
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cardiff and Newtown is 115 km. The road distance is 152 km.

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

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

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 36 min.

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

It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Cardiff to Newtown, including transfers.