There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Pwllheli by train, bus or car

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Train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$96 - $138

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Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1c
  2. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) T2

$59 - $62

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Train via Shrewsbury  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth
  3. Take the train from Machynlleth to Pwllheli

$89 - $139

Bus, train  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) T4
  2. Take the bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) T12
  3. Take the train from Machynlleth to Pwllheli

$64 - $76

Drive  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Pwllheli 160.6 miles

$30 - $50

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Pwllheli station. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) and arriving at Pwllheli, Bus Station (Pwllheli Bus Station) via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) and Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Pwllheli. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Pwllheli via Shrewsbury and Machynlleth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 31 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Pwllheli is 111 miles. The road distance is 160.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Pwllheli without a car is to train which takes 6 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Cardiff to Pwllheli, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Pwllheli bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, depart from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) station.

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

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Pwllheli is to train which takes 6 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h.

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Cardiff to Pwllheli bus services, operated by Lloyds Coaches, arrive at Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) station.

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Cardiff to Pwllheli train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Pwllheli station.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Pwllheli.
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  • Distance: 111.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 9 min

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

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Cardiff to Pwllheli every 4 hours. Tickets cost $80 - $130 and the journey takes 4 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Pwllheli via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), and Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park) in around 8 h.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $130
First Anytime Day Single
$130 - $200
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 Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Machynlleth to Pwllheli
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Porthmadog, Park (Porthmadog Park)
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office)
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Tanat Valley
Phone
01691 780212
Email
info@tanat.co.uk
Website
tanat.co.uk
Bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
tanat.co.uk

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