There are 3 ways to get from Cardiff to Shrewsbury by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Shrewsbury

$40 - $65

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 30 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 Frankwell, New Street Jct (New Street Junction) X75 / ...

$42

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Shrewsbury 110.6 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Shrewsbury is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 2 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Shrewsbury is to train which costs £30 - £50 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Shrewsbury. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) and arriving at Frankwell, New Street Jct (New Street Junction) via Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Shrewsbury. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Shrewsbury is 87 miles. The road distance is 110.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Shrewsbury without a car is to train which takes 2 h 5 min and costs £30 - £50.

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The train from Cardiff Central to Shrewsbury takes 2 h 5 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Cardiff to Shrewsbury bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, depart from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) station.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Shrewsbury.
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  • Distance: 87.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 5 min

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

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Cardiff to Shrewsbury hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Shrewsbury via Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) in around 5 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 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
Bus operators
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
Celtic Travel
Phone
01686 412231
Website
celtic-travel.co.uk
Bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Frankwell, New Street Jct (New Street Junction)
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
celtic-travel.co.uk
Tanat Valley
Phone
01691 780212
Email
info@tanat.co.uk
Website
tanat.co.uk
Bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Frankwell, The Swan
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
tanat.co.uk

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