There are 5 ways to get from Dolgellau to Cardiff by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 6 min

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

$71 - $111

Cheapest option

Bus Stagecoach South Wales  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) to Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) T12
  2. Take the bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club) T4

$47

3 alternative options

Bus New Adventure Travel  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Dolgellau, Ysgol y Gader (Dolgellau Depot) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T2
  2. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) T1c

$48

Bus, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Dolgellau, Ysgol y Gader (Dolgellau Depot) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T2
  2. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Carmarthen, Railway Station (Carmarthen Railway Station) T1
  3. Take the train from Carmarthen to Cardiff Central

$47 - $93

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Dolgellau to Cardiff 121.9 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Dolgellau to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Dolgellau, Ysgol y Gader (Dolgellau Depot) and arriving at Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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The distance between Dolgellau and Cardiff is 93 miles. The road distance is 121.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Dolgellau to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 5 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Dolgellau to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Dolgellau to Cardiff bus services, operated by Lloyds Coaches, depart from Dolgellau, Ysgol y Gader (Dolgellau Depot) station.

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The best way to get from Dolgellau to Cardiff is to train which takes 5 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 45 min.

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Dolgellau to Cardiff bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, arrive at Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dolgellau to Cardiff is 122 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to drive from Dolgellau to Cardiff.

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There are 528+ hotels available in Cardiff. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Dolgellau to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 92.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

What companies run services between Dolgellau, Wales and Cardiff, Wales?

You can take a train from Dolgellau to Cardiff via Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station), Machynlleth, and Shrewsbury in around 5 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dolgellau to Cardiff via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) and Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) in around 5 h 45 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Machynlleth to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Shrewsbury to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Carmarthen to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Carmarthen to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Bus operators
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Dolgellau, Ysgol y Gader (Dolgellau Depot) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse)
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Tanat Valley
Phone
01691 780212
Email
info@tanat.co.uk
Website
tanat.co.uk
Bus from Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station) to Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office)
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
tanat.co.uk
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Newtown, Bus Station (Tourist Information Office) to Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club)
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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