There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Risca by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  26 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Risca & Pontymister

$7 - $11

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Bus, line 151 bus  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Greyfriars Road GG (Park House) to Newport, Friars Walk 30 / ...
  2. Take the line 151 bus from Newport, Market Square to Risca, Spar (Risca Spar) 151 / ...

$6 - $9

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Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cardiff to Risca 15 miles

$40 - $55

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Risca 15 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  18 min

  1. Take an Uber from Cardiff to Risca 15 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Risca is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Risca is to taxi which costs £30 - £40 and takes 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Risca. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Greyfriars Road GG (Park House) and arriving at Risca, Spar (Risca Spar) via Newport, Market Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Risca & Pontymister. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 26 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Risca is 10 miles. The road distance is 15 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Risca without a car is to train which takes 26 min and costs £5 - £8.

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The train from Cardiff Central to Risca & Pontymister takes 26 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Cardiff to Risca bus services, operated by Cardiff Bus, depart from Cardiff, Greyfriars Road GG (Park House) station.

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

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Risca is to train which takes 26 min and costs £5 - £8. Alternatively, you can bus and line 151 bus, which costs £4 - £8 and takes 1 h 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Risca.
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  • Distance: 9.5 miles
  • Duration: 26 min

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

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Cardiff to Risca hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Risca via Newport, Friars Walk and Newport, Market Square in around 1 h 18 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 Risca & Pontymister
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
First Anytime Day Single
$9 - $15
Bus operators
Cardiff Bus
Phone
029 2066 6444
Email
talktous@cardiffbus.com
Website
cardiffbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Greyfriars Road GG (Park House) to Newport, Friars Walk
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
cardiffbus.com
Newport Bus
Phone
+44 1633 263600
Email
managingdirector@newporttransport.co.uk
Website
newportbus.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff, Greyfriars Road GG (Park House) to Newport, Friars Walk
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
newportbus.co.uk
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Newport, Market Square to Risca, Spar (Risca Spar)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cardiff to Risca
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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uber.com
Assist
$30 - $45
UberX
$30 - $45
Exec
$45 - $65
UberXL
$45 - $65
Taxi from Cardiff to Risca
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Cardiff Taxis and Executive Hire
Phone
+44 29 2199 2200
Website
cardifftaxis.com
Cardiff Cabs
Phone
+44 29 2090 9090
Website
cardiffcabs.com

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Cardiff to Risca bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, arrive at Risca, Spar (Risca Spar) station.

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Cardiff to Risca train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Risca & Pontymister station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Risca is 15 miles. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from Cardiff to Risca.

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