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There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon by train, night train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham Moor Street to Stratford-upon-Avon

$66 - $99

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Bristol Bus & Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Stratford-upon-Avon National Express

$17 - $25

2 alternative options

Train, night train, bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Hereford
  2. Take the night train from Hereford to Evesham
  3. Take the bus from Greenhill, Victoria Avenue to Stratford-upon-Avon, Civic Hall X18 / ...

$51 - $87

Drive  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon 99.4 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon is to bus which costs £13 - £20 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff station to Stratford-upon-Avon. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Stratford-upon-Avon via Bristol Bus & Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Stratford-upon-Avon via Birmingham Moor Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 32 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Stratford-upon-Avon is 80 miles. The road distance is 99.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon without a car is to train which takes 3 h 32 min and costs £50 - £80.

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It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to get from Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon is to train which takes 3 h 32 min and costs £50 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £20 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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  • Distance: 80.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 32 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Stratford-upon-Avon, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon via Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street in around 3 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon via Bristol Bus & Coach Station in around 4 h 45 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 Hereford
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Night train from Hereford to Evesham
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $45
Bus operators
Stagecoach Warwickshire
Phone
01604 67 60 60
Email
midlands.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Greenhill, Victoria Avenue to Stratford-upon-Avon, Civic Hall
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Stagecoach Warwickshire
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Stratford-upon-Avon
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Stratford-upon-Avon station.

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Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon train services, operated by West Midlands, arrive at Stratford-upon-Avon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon is 99 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to drive from Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon.

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