There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff to Worcester by bus, train or car

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

Bus  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff University to Worcester National Express

$11 - $15

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Hereford
  2. Take the train from Hereford to Worcester Foregate Street

$36 - $66

Bus, train  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Country Bus Station X3
  2. Take the train from Hereford to Worcester Foregate Street

$31 - $49

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Worcester 81.7 miles

$17 - $26

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Worcester, England?

National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to Worcester 3 times a day. Tickets cost $11 - $15 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cardiff to Worcester via Hereford in around 2 h 24 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Hereford
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Hereford to Worcester Foregate Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $18
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $30
Bus operators
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Country Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Country Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cardiff to Worcester?

The distance between Cardiff and Worcester is 103 km. The road distance is 131 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Worcester?

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Worcester is to bus which costs £8 - £11 and takes 1 h 45 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cardiff to Worcester?

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Worcester is to drive which takes 1 h 25 min and costs £12 - £19.

Is there a direct train between Cardiff and Worcester?

No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Worcester. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Worcester Foregate Street via Hereford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 24 min.

Is there a direct bus between Cardiff and Worcester?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff University and arriving at Worcester. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

How long does it take to get from Cardiff to Worcester?

The bus from Cardiff University to Worcester takes 1 h 45 min including transfers and departs three times a day.