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

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Recommended option

Train  •  59 min

$40 - $65

Cheapest option

Line 33 bus, bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. 32 / ...
  2. National Express

$13 - $17

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 7 min

  1. 62.2 miles

$13 - $20

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Gloucester to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gloucester to Cardiff via Ross-on-Wye, Cantilupe Road (Opp Stagecoach Ofice) and Ross-on-Wye in around 3 h 10 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Bus from Gloucester, Estate Agents to Ross-on-Wye, Cantilupe Road (Opp Stagecoach Ofice)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Gloucester and Cardiff is 78 km. The road distance is 100 km.

The cheapest way to get from Gloucester to Cardiff is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 7 min.

The quickest way to get from Gloucester to Cardiff is to train which takes 59 min and costs £30 - £50.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gloucester and arriving at Cardiff Central. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 59 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Gloucester to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Gloucester, Estate Agents and arriving at Cardiff University via Ross-on-Wye. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

The train from Gloucester to Cardiff Central takes 59 min including transfers and departs hourly.