There are 3 ways to get from Cardiff to Tywyn by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth

£55 - £83

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Bus  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Newtown, Powys
  3. Take the bus from Newtown, Bus Station to Machynlleth, Bus Depot T12

Drive  •  2h 54m

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Tywyn 125 miles

£20 - £29

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Tywyn is to drive which costs £20 - £29 and takes 2h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Tywyn is to drive which costs £20 - £29 and takes 2h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Tywyn. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Tywyn via Shrewsbury and Machynlleth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 48m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Tywyn is 86 miles. The road distance is 125 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Tywyn without a car is to train which takes 5h 48m and costs £55 - £85.

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from Cardiff to Tywyn, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Tywyn train services, operated by Transport for Wales, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Tywyn is to train which takes 5h 48m and costs £55 - £85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9h 15m.

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Cardiff to Tywyn train services, operated by Transport for Wales, arrive at Machynlleth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Tywyn is 125 miles. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Cardiff to Tywyn.

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  • Distance: 86.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 48m

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Tywyn, Gwynedd, Wales?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Tywyn via Shrewsbury and Machynlleth in around 5h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Tywyn via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Newtown, Bus Station, Machynlleth, Bus Depot, and Machynlleth in around 9h 15m.

Train operators
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Cardiff Central to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
First Anytime Day Single
£50 - £80
Train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£18 - £28
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £28
First Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Bus operators
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £9
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National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Newtown, Powys
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £8
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National Express
Lloyd's Coaches
Tanat Valley
Phone
01691 780212
Email
info@tanat.co.uk
Website
tanat.co.uk
Bus from Newtown, Bus Station to Machynlleth, Bus Depot
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Tanat Valley

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