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There are 8 ways to get from Cardiff to Tobermory by bus, ferry, train, night bus or plane

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Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff North Road to Glasgow
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

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Train, bus, ferry

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Arbroath
  3. Take the bus from Arbroath, Bus Station to Oban, Station Road
  4. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

Night bus, bus, ferry

  1. Take the night bus from Cwmbran Trussel Road to Glasgow
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh, train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Oban
  4. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow, bus, train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA)
  3. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Ardlui, Hotel
  4. Take the train from Ardlui to Oban
  5. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

Fly Cardiff to Edinburgh, train, ferry

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Oban
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

Bus to Exeter, fly to Glasgow, bus, train, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff North Road to Exeter Honiton Road Park and Ride
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Glasgow (GLA)
  3. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Ardlui, Hotel
  4. Take the train from Ardlui to Oban
  5. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

Train to Bristol, fly to Inverness, bus, ferry

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Inverness (INV)
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Fort William, Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Fort William Bus Station to Lochaline, Pier
  5. Take the ferry from Lochaline Ferry Terminal to Fishnish Ferry Terminal

Cardiff to Tobermory by bus and ferry

The journey time between Cardiff and Tobermory is around 25h 56m and covers a distance of around 524 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 15h 26m. The fastest journey normally takes 25h 45m. Operated by Megabus UK, Scottish Citylink, Caledonian MacBrayne and others, the Cardiff to Tobermory service departs from Cardiff North Road and arrives in Tobermory, Ledaig car park. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
10h 30m
Layover time:
15h 26m
Total time:
25h 56m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
25h 45m
Journey distance:
524 miles
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
£45
Carbon emissions:
102 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:25
Last service departs at:
12:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cardiff to Tobermory bus and ferry schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Tobermory is to bus and ferry which costs £45 - £75 and takes 13h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from Cardiff to Tobermory is to train and fly and bus and ferry which takes 11h 40m and costs £70 - £260.

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The distance between Cardiff and Tobermory is 376 miles.

The best way to get from Cardiff to Tobermory without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 13h 30m and costs £45 - £75.

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It takes approximately 13h 30m to get from Cardiff to Tobermory, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Tobermory.
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  • Distance: 376.2 miles
  • Duration: 13h 30m

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Tobermory, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Cardiff to Tobermory. However, you can take the bus to Glasgow, take the walk to Buchanan Bus Station, take the bus to Oban, Station Road, take the walk to Oban Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Craignure, Ferry Terminal, then take the line 95 bus to Tobermory, Ledaig car park. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Cardiff to Tobermory via Bristol Parkway, Arbroath, Arbroath, Bus Station, Oban, Station Road, Oban Ferry Terminal, Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal, and Craignure, Ferry Terminal in around 18h 19m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £170
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£45 - £170
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Bristol to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £270
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £420
Flights from Exeter to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £470
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£13 - £17
Anytime Day 1st Class
£23 - £35
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £19
Anytime Day 1st Class
£26 - £35
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Parkway to Arbroath
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£200 - £480
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£200 - £250
Anytime Day 1st Class
£340 - £480
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£29 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£29 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£29 - £90
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£29 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£65 - £90
Train from Ardlui to Oban
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £16
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£24 - £30
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Cardiff North Road to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£21 - £40
Website
Megabus UK
Night bus from Cwmbran Trussel Road to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£20 - £35
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Cardiff North Road to Exeter Honiton Road Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£10 - £16
Website
Megabus UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Ardlui, Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Scottish Citylink
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Arbroath, Bus Station to Oban, Station Road
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3 to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Shiel Buses
Phone
01967 431 272
Email
info@shielbuses.co.uk
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Fort William Bus Station to Lochaline, Pier
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Shiel Buses
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£3 - £4
Car
£13 - £16
Ferry from Lochaline Ferry Terminal to Fishnish Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£2 - £3
Car
£7 - £8

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