There are 4 ways to get from Dolgellau to Cardiff by train, bus 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

Train  •  5 h 10 min

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

$71 - $111

Cheapest option

Bus  •  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

$47

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 32 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

The cheapest way to get from Dolgellau to Cardiff is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dolgellau to Cardiff is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 47 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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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Dolgellau to Cardiff, including transfers.

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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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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 10 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
$45 - $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 - $35
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
$36
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk

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