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There are 7 ways to get from Cardiff to Norwich by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Norwich

£97 - £165

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Bus  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Norwich Bus Station National Express

£38 - £52

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Train, bus  •  8h 27m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Peterborough
  3. Take the bus from Peterborough, Railway Station to Norwich City Centre, Bus Station

Drive  •  4h 22m

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Norwich 249.3 miles

£40 - £60

Fly from Cardiff  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Norwich (NWI) CWL - NWI

£64 - £371

Train to Bristol, fly  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Norwich (NWI) BRS - NWI

£84 - £330

Train to Manchester, fly  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Wilmslow
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Norwich (NWI) MAN - NWI

£106 - £218

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Norwich is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Norwich is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Norwich station. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Norwich Bus Station via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 52m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Norwich is 207 miles. The road distance is 249.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Norwich without a car is to train which takes 4h 42m and costs £95 - £170.

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It takes approximately 4h 42m to get from Cardiff to Norwich, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Norwich bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Norwich is to train which takes 4h 42m and costs £95 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £55 and takes 7h 52m, you could also fly, which costs £60 - £380 and takes 6h 14m.

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There is no direct flight from Cardiff Airport to Norwich Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Cardiff to Norwich bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Norwich Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Norwich.
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  • Distance: 207.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 42m

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Norwich, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Norwich via London Paddington, Lancaster Gate station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 4h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Norwich via London Victoria Coach Station in around 7h 52m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cardiff to Norwich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £600
Flights from Bristol to Norwich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £550
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Cardiff to Norwich via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £390
Flights from Cardiff to Norwich via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£50 - £350
Flights from Bristol to Norwich via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £330
Flights from Manchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£29 - £260
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Norwich via Paris CDG, Exeter
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£110 - £460
Flights from Cardiff to Norwich via Newcastle, Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£100 - £430
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£30 - £50
Advanced Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £110
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £29
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £16
Advanced Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £29
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£28 - £45
Anytime Single
£40 - £70
Off-Peak Single
£35 - £55
Train from Birmingham New Street to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£26 - £40
Anytime Single
£40 - £60
Off-Peak Single
£30 - £50
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£26 - £40
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£19 - £28
Anytime Single
£26 - £40
Off-Peak Single
£16 - £24
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Wilmslow
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £75
First Anytime Day Single
£75 - £120
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £28
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National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Norwich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£17 - £24
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National Express
First in Norfolk & Suffolk
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Peterborough, Railway Station to Norwich City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
First in Norfolk & Suffolk

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Norwich is 249 miles. It takes approximately 4h 22m to drive from Cardiff to Norwich.

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Loganair, KLM and Flybe offer flights from Cardiff Airport to Norwich Airport.

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