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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  •  2 h

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

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Chepstow National Express / ...

$7 - $10

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  41 min

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

$100 - $120

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Tintern Abbey 35.8 miles

$7 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Tintern Abbey is to drive which costs £5 - £9 and takes 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Tintern Abbey is to taxi which costs £75 - £95 and takes 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff station to Tintern Abbey. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Tintern Abbey via Chepstow, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Tintern Abbey is 26 miles. The road distance is 35.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Tintern Abbey without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h to get from Cardiff to Tintern Abbey, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Tintern Abbey bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Cardiff to Tintern Abbey bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Chepstow 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 356+ hotels available in Tintern Abbey. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Tintern Abbey.
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  • Distance: 26.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h

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

National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to Tintern Abbey every 2 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Chepstow
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $19
First Anytime Day Single
$18 - $27
Bus operators
Phil Anslow Travel
Phone
01495 77 55 99
Email
philanslowcoaches@outlook.com
Website
philanslowcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Chepstow, Bus Station to Tintern Abbey
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
philanslowcoaches.co.uk
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Chepstow, Bus Station to Tintern Abbey
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Chepstow
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Cardiff to Tintern Abbey
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Cardiff Taxis and Executive Hire
Phone
+44 29 2199 2200
Website
cardifftaxis.com
Cardiff Cabs
Phone
+44 29 2090 9090
Website
cardiffcabs.com

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