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There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Tintagel Castle by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Plymouth
  3. Take the train from Plymouth to Bodmin Parkway

$207 - $352

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Train, bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Saltash
  2. Take the bus from Saltash, Fore Street Bottom to Tintagel, Visitor Centre 902

Train CrossCountry, bus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Plymouth
  3. Take the bus from Pennycomequick, station to Tintagel, Visitor Centre 902

Bus  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to Bristol Airport
  2. Take the bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from Pennycomequick, station to Tintagel, Visitor Centre 902

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Tintagel Castle 173.6 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Tintagel Castle is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Tintagel Castle is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Tintagel Castle. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Tintagel, Visitor Centre via Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal and Pennycomequick, station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 46 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Tintagel Castle is 89 miles. The road distance is 173.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Tintagel Castle without a car is to train which takes 5 h 45 min and costs £150 - £270.

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Cardiff to Tintagel Castle, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Tintagel Castle bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Tintagel Castle is to train which takes 5 h 45 min and costs £150 - £270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 46 min.

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Cardiff to Tintagel Castle bus services, operated by Plymouth Citybus, arrive at Tintagel, Visitor Centre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Tintagel Castle is 174 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to drive from Cardiff to Tintagel Castle.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Tintagel Castle.
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  • Distance: 89.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Tintagel Castle, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Tintagel Castle via Bristol Parkway, Plymouth, and Bodmin Parkway in around 5 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Tintagel Castle via Bristol Airport, Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal, Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station, Pennycomequick, station, and Tintagel, Visitor Centre in around 8 h 46 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $35
Train from Bristol Parkway to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
Train from Plymouth to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
Train from Cardiff Central to Saltash
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Advanced Single
$50 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $170
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Parkway to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Train from Plymouth to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Bus operators
Plymouth Citybus
Phone
01752 662271
Email
customer.services@plymouthbus.co.uk
Website
plymouthbus.co.uk
Bus from Saltash, Fore Street Bottom to Tintagel, Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
plymouthbus.co.uk
Bus from Pennycomequick, station to Tintagel, Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
plymouthbus.co.uk
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, Castle Street to Bristol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$32
Website
Stagecoach South West

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