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

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Train  •  1h 3m

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to Cardiff Central

£17 - £50

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Bus  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens National Express

£5 - £7

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Drive  •  1h 8m

  1. Drive from Gloucester to Cardiff 62.2 miles

£10 - £15

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The cheapest way to get from Gloucester to Cardiff is to bus which costs £5 - £7 and takes 1h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Gloucester to Cardiff is to train which costs £17 - £50 and takes 1h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gloucester and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens station. Services depart twice a week, and operate Wednesday. The journey takes approximately 1h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gloucester and arriving at Cardiff Central. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 3m.

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The distance between Gloucester and Cardiff is 48 miles. The road distance is 62.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Gloucester to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 1h 3m and costs £17 - £50.

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The train from Gloucester to Cardiff Central takes 1h 3m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Gloucester to Cardiff train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Gloucester station.

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The best way to get from Gloucester to Cardiff is to train which takes 1h 3m and costs £17 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £7 and takes 1h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Gloucester to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 48.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 3m

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Gloucester to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost £30 - £50 and the journey takes 1h 3m. Transport for Wales also services this route every 2 hours. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Gloucester to Cardiff twice a week. Tickets cost £5 - £7 and the journey takes 1h 35m.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Gloucester to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£17 - £27
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £27
First Anytime Day Single
£27 - £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 from Gloucester to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£5 - £7
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National Express

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

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Gloucester to Cardiff train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gloucester to Cardiff is 62 miles. It takes approximately 1h 8m to drive from Gloucester to Cardiff.

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