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There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff to Tintern Abbey by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, bus  •  1h 39m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Chepstow
  2. Take the bus from Chepstow, Bus Station 1 to Tintern Abbey 69 / ...

£26 - £110

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Bus  •  1h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff to Chepstow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Chepstow, Bus Station 1 to Tintern Abbey 69 / ...

£11 - £14

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Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cardiff to Tintern Abbey 35.8 miles

£75 - £90

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Tintern Abbey 35.8 miles

£5 - £8

Cardiff to Tintern Abbey by bus

The bus journey time between Cardiff and Tintern Abbey is around 1h 21m and covers a distance of around 38 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 7m. Services are operated by National Express, Phil Anslow Travel, Phil Anslow and others. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cardiff to Tintern Abbey bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Tintern Abbey is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Tintern Abbey is to taxi which costs £75 - £90 and takes 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Tintern Abbey. However, there are services departing from Cardiff and arriving at Tintern Abbey via Chepstow, Bus Station 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 39m.

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It is 26 miles from Cardiff to Tintern Abbey. It is approximately 35.8 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Tintern Abbey without a car is to train and bus which takes 1h 39m and costs £25 - £110.

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It takes approximately 1h 39m to get from Cardiff to Tintern Abbey, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Tintern Abbey bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff station.

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Cardiff to Tintern Abbey bus services, operated by Phil Anslow Travel, arrive at Tintern Abbey station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Tintern Abbey is 36 miles. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Cardiff to Tintern Abbey.

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There are 230+ hotels available in Tintern Abbey. Prices start at £75 per night.

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  • Distance: 26.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 39m

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Tintern Abbey, Wales?

You can take a bus from Cardiff to Tintern Abbey via Chepstow, Bus Station 1 in around 1h 39m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Phil Anslow Travel
Phone
01495 77 55 99
Email
philanslowcoaches@outlook.com
Website
philanslowcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Chepstow, Bus Station 1 to Tintern Abbey
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Phil Anslow Travel
Phil Anslow
Phone
01495 77 55 99
Email
philanslowcoaches@outlook.com
Website
philanslowcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Chepstow, Bus Station 1 to Tintern Abbey
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
Phil Anslow
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Chepstow, Bus Station 5 to Tintern Abbey
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
Stagecoach in South Wales
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 to Chepstow
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Cardiff to Tintern Abbey
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
£75 - £90
Premier Taxis Cardiff
Phone
+44 29 2055 5555
Website
premiertaxis.net
Friendly Cab
Phone
+44 29 2262 9856
Website
friendlycab.co.uk
Dragon Taxis Cardiff
Phone
+44 29 20 333 333
Website
dragontaxis.com
City Taxis Cardiff
Phone
+44 29 2040 0400
Business Drive Wales
Phone
+44 1446 621251
Website
businessdrivewales.co.uk

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