There are 6 ways to get from Cardiff to Pwllheli by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  6 h 5 min

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

$103 - $148

Cheapest option

Fly, bus, line 12 bus  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Anglesey (VLY) CWL - VLY
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
  3. Take the line 12 bus from Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) to Pwllheli, Bus Station

$47 - $128

4 alternative options

Train via Shrewsbury  •  7 h 32 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

$97 - $149

Bus  •  7 h 54 min

  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

$63 - $65

Bus, train  •  8 h 49 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) X85
  3. Take the train from Machynlleth to Pwllheli

$68 - $83

Drive  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Pwllheli 160.6 miles

$30 - $50

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 $90 - $140 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 7 h 54 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Anglesey
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
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
$90 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$140 - $210
Train from Cardiff Central to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
First Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Train from Machynlleth to Pwllheli
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
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
$39
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
$21
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Efco
Phone
01407 721111
Email
Mail@EifionsCoaches.co.uk
Website
eifionscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
eifionscoaches.co.uk
Clynnog & Trefor Motor C
Phone
+44(0)1286 660208
Email
info@clynnogandtrefor.com
Website
clynnogandtrefor.com
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
clynnogandtrefor.com
Gwynfor Coaches
Phone
01248 722 694
Email
mail@gwynforcoaches.co.uk
Website
gwynforcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
gwynforcoaches.co.uk
Clynnog & Trefor/Berwyn
Bus from Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) to Pwllheli, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cardiff to Pwllheli?

The distance between Cardiff and Pwllheli is 178 km. The road distance is 257 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Pwllheli?

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Pwllheli is to drive which costs £24 - £35 and takes 3 h 38 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cardiff to Pwllheli?

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Pwllheli is to drive which takes 3 h 38 min and costs £24 - £35.

Is there a direct train between Cardiff and Pwllheli?

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 32 min.

Is there a direct bus between Cardiff and Pwllheli?

No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Pwllheli. 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 7 h 54 min.

How long does it take to get from Cardiff to Pwllheli?

It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to get from Cardiff to Pwllheli, including transfers.