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

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Train  •  3 h 29 min

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

$65 - $96

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station to Stratford-upon-Avon, Mop Stop X50 / ...

$21 - $24

2 alternative options

Bus via Country Bus Station  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Country Bus Station X3
  2. Take the bus from Country Bus Station to Worcester, Angel Place (Angel Chef) 420

$43

Drive  •  1 h 49 min

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

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon is to bus which costs £16 - £20 and takes 4 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon is to drive which costs £16 - £25 and takes 1 h 49 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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It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon, including transfers.

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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, Mop Stop via Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 19 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 29 min.

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There are 510+ hotels available in Stratford-upon-Avon. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon bus services, operated by National Express, depart from St Clears station.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon.
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  • Distance: 80.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 29 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 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station in around 4 h 19 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Johnson's Excelbus
Phone
01564 797 070
Email
businfo@johnsonscoaches.co.uk
Website
johnsonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station to Stratford-upon-Avon, Mop Stop
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
johnsonscoaches.co.uk
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Country Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Country Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
DRM Coaches
Phone
01885 483939
Email
drm@drmbus.com
Website
drmbus.com
Bus from Country Bus Station to Worcester, Angel Place (Angel Chef)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
drmbus.com

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