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There are 8 ways to get from Cardiff to Tullamore by train, ferry, bus, car ferry, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Holyhead
  2. Take the ferry from Holyhead Port to Dublin Port Terminal 2
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Tullamore

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Train to Bristol, fly to Dublin, train

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Dublin (DUB)
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Tullamore

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Bus, car ferry

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Central Station JM to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7
  2. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 to Caernarfon, Eagle Hotel
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  4. Take the bus from Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge to Tullamore, Classy Cloggs

Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Tenby
  2. Take the ferry from Pembroke Port to Rosslare Port
  3. Take the bus from Rosslare Europort, stop 355501 to Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051
  4. Take the bus from Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051 to Tullamore, stop 135651

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Fishguard
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Tullamore

Train to Birmingham, fly to Dublin, train

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Dublin (DUB)
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Tullamore

Train to Southampton, fly to Dublin, train

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Southampton Central
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Dublin (DUB)
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Tullamore

Train to Bristol, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), train

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS)
  3. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly
  4. Take the train from Heuston to Tullamore

Cardiff to Tullamore by bus, walk and ferry

The journey time between Cardiff and Tullamore is around 42h 27m and covers a distance of around 553 km. This includes an average layover time of around 29h 42m. The fastest journey normally takes 42h 24m. Operated by National Express, First Cymru, Irish Ferries and others, the Cardiff to Tullamore service departs from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arrives in Tullamore, stop 135651. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
12h 45m
Layover time:
29h 42m
Total time:
42h 27m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
42h 24m
Journey distance:
553 km
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
56 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
18:20
Last service departs at:
18:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cardiff to Tullamore bus, walk and ferry schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Tullamore is to bus and ferry which costs £50 - £65 and takes 16h 38m.

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The fastest way to get from Cardiff to Tullamore is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost £45 - £250 and takes 6h 58m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Tullamore is 354 km.

The best way to get from Cardiff to Tullamore without a car is to train and ferry which takes 12h 10m and costs £140 - £200.

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It takes approximately 12h 10m to get from Cardiff to Tullamore, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Bristol Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Tullamore. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Tullamore.
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  • Distance: 354.2 km
  • Duration: 12h 10m

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Tullamore, IE-OY, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Cardiff to Tullamore. However, you can take the train to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead Port, take the ferry to Dublin Port Terminal 2, take the walk to The Point, take the tram to Heuston, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Tullamore. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Cardiff to Tullamore via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4, Caernarfon, Eagle Hotel, Holyhead, Dublin, Ferry Terminal, stop 2270, Mabbot Street, stop 4380, and Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge in around 16h 11m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €120
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€14 - €150
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €100
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €650
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Tullamore
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€10 - €13
Flexible
€12 - €15
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €23
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€15 - €18
Flexible
€19 - €23
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€18 - €23
Anytime Day 1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Cardiff Central to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€45 - €60
Anytime Day 1st Class
€85 - €120
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€35 - €45
Anytime Day 1st Class
€90 - €130
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€65 - €200
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€65 - €80
Anytime Day 1st Class
€140 - €200
Bus operators
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff, Central Station JM to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
New Adventure Travel
Lloyd's Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 to Caernarfon, Eagle Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Lloyd's Coaches
Kearns Transport
Phone
057 912 0124
Email
info@kearnstransport.com
Website
kearnstransport.com
Bus from Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge to Tullamore, Classy Cloggs
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Kearns Transport
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 Tenby
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
National Express
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Rosslare Europort, stop 355501 to Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051 to Tullamore, stop 135651
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Bus Eireann
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Ferry from Holyhead Port to Dublin Port Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€33 - €37
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
€120 - €140
On Foot
€33 - €37
Ferry from Pembroke Port to Rosslare Port
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€34 - €38
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
€120 - €140
On Foot
€34 - €38
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Stena Line
Car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Stena Line

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