There are 6 ways to get from Cardiff to Risca by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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  •  25 min

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

$7 - $11

5 alternative options

Train, line 151 bus  •  41 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the line 151 bus from Newport, Queensway (Newport Railway Station) to Risca, Spar (Risca Spar) 151 / ...

$10 - $44

Bus, line 151 bus  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Holiday Inn) to Newport, Market Square X5
  2. Take the line 151 bus from Newport, Market Square to Risca, Spar (Risca Spar) 151 / ...

$11

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cardiff to Risca 15 miles

$45 - $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 - $50

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 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Risca via Newport, Market Square in around 1 h 30 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
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
First Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
Train from Cardiff Central to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $9
First Anytime Day Single
$7 - $12
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$6 - $10
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $12
Bus operators
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Newport, Queensway (Newport Railway Station) to Risca, Spar (Risca Spar)
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Newport, Market Square to Risca, Spar (Risca Spar)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Holiday Inn) to Newport, Market Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cardiff to Risca
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$30 - $50
uberX
$30 - $50
uberEXEC
$45 - $65
uberXL
$45 - $70
Taxi from Cardiff to Risca
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$45 - $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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cardiff and Risca is 15 km. The road distance is 24 km.

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

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

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Risca & Pontymister. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Risca. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Holiday Inn) and arriving at Risca, Spar (Risca Spar) via Newport, Market Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

The train from Cardiff Central to Risca & Pontymister takes 25 min including transfers and departs hourly.