There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff to Poole by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Poole

$76 - $133

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Bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff University to Bristol Bus & Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to POOLE, Dorset National Express

$19 - $27

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Trowbridge
  2. Take the bus from Trowbridge, Trinity Church to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row D1
  3. Take the bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Bournemouth Square X3

$53 - $81

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Poole 114.9 miles

$24 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Poole is to bus which costs £14 - £21 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Poole is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 2 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Poole. However, there are services departing from Cardiff University and arriving at POOLE, Dorset via Bristol Bus & Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Poole. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Poole via Southampton Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Poole is 75 miles. The road distance is 114.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Poole without a car is to train which takes 3 h 50 min and costs £55 - £110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Cardiff to Poole, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Poole bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff University station.

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Cardiff to Poole train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Poole is to train which takes 3 h 50 min and costs £55 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £21 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Poole.
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  • Distance: 74.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from Cardiff to Poole via Southampton Central in around 3 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Poole via Bristol Bus & Coach Station in around 5 h 25 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Train from Cardiff Central to Trowbridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
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 University to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to POOLE, Dorset
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Bournemouth Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk

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Cardiff to Poole bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at POOLE, Dorset station.

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Cardiff to Poole train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Poole station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Poole is 115 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to drive from Cardiff to Poole.

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