There are 7 ways to get from Dublin to Cardiff by train, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus, night bus, 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.

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Train, carferry  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Pearse to Rosslare Europort
  2. Take the carferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
  3. Take the train from Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central

$119 - $157

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens National Express

$33 - $42

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Bus, carferry, night bus  •  12 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Busáras to Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour 132
  2. Take the carferry from Rosslare to Pembroke
  3. Take the night bus from Pembroke Dock, Ferry Terminal (Terminal Building) to Cardiff, Kingsway M10

$91 - $116

Carferry, drive  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the carferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Drive from Holyhead to Cardiff

$79 - $102

Fly Dublin to Cardiff  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Cardiff (CWL) DUB - CWL

$56 - $200

Fly Dublin to Bristol, train  •  4 h 49 min

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

$60 - $218

Train to Belfast City, fly to Cardiff  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Cardiff (CWL) BHD - CWL

$92 - $263

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Cardiff station. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 25 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Cardiff is 293 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Cardiff without a car is to train and carferry which takes 10 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 47 min to get from Dublin to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Dublin to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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

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Dublin to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Flybe offers flights from Dublin Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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There are 528+ hotels available in Cardiff. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to line 702 bus which takes 11 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 183 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 47 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Cardiff, Wales?

Flybe flies from Dublin to Cardiff twice daily.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Belfast City to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Pearse to Rosslare Europort
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
First Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Pembroke Dock, Ferry Terminal (Terminal Building) to Cardiff, Kingsway
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.ie
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Rosslare to Pembroke
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$39 - $44
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $44
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $43
car
$115
Passenger
$41

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