There are 11 ways to get from Limerick to Cardiff by bus, car ferry, train, car, bus and ferry 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.

Recommended option

Bus, car ferry, train  •  12 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station 55
  2. Take the bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour 40 / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
  4. Take the train from Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central

$112 - $146

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin, Arlington Hotel 300
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham to Cardiff Coach Station

$47 - $64

9 alternative options

Train, car ferry, drive  •  15 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Limerick to Sallins And Naas
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  3. Drive from Holyhead to Fishguard Harbour
  4. Take the train from Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central

$169 - $239

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Limerick to Rosslare
  2. Take the car ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
  3. Drive from Fishguard to Cardiff

$93 - $116

Bus to Dublin, fly to Cardiff  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Cardiff (CWL) DUB - CWL

$63 - $212

Bus to Dublin, fly to Bristol, train  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Bristol (BRS) DUB - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$69 - $235

Bus to Cork, fly to Bristol, train  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Henry St to Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park
  2. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Bristol (BRS) ORK - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$108 - $328

Fly Shannon to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Shannon (SNN) to London Heathrow (LHR) SNN - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$190 - $521

Bus, bus to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Bristol, train  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin Airport
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  3. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Bristol (BRS) BFS - BRS
  4. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$106 - $259

Bus to Cork, fly to Cardiff  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Henry St to Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park
  2. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Cardiff (CWL) ORK - CWL

$118 - $975

Fly Shannon to Birmingham, train  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Shannon (SNN) to Birmingham (BHX) SNN - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central

$124 - $391

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

There is no direct connection from Limerick to Cardiff. However, you can take the bus to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station, take the bus to Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour, take the walk to Rosslare, take the car ferry to Fishguard, take the walk to Fishguard Harbour, then take the train to Cardiff Central. Alternatively, you can take the train to Sallins And Naas, take the train to Connolly, take the drive to Dublin, take the car ferry to Holyhead, take the drive to Fishguard Harbour, then take the train to Cardiff Central.

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 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Cork to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Flights from Shannon to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Shannon to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Cork to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Train operators
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
$50 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $40
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $160
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
National Express
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
$22 - $29
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Cardiff Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$18 - $26
Web Fare
$15 - $22
Bus from Henry St to Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$13 - $18
Web Fare
$10 - $15
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
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
$42
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 - $170
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$50
Small Car
$169
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$41 - $46
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$150 - $180
On Foot
$41 - $46
car
$124
Passenger
$44

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Limerick to Cardiff?

The distance between Limerick and Cardiff is 395 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Limerick to Cardiff?

The cheapest way to get from Limerick to Cardiff is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 16 h 4 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Limerick to Cardiff?

The quickest way to get from Limerick to Cardiff is to bus and fly which takes 5 h 33 min and costs 95€ - 800€.

Is there a direct bus between Limerick and Cardiff?

No, there is no direct bus from Limerick to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station via Dublin and Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 4 min.

How long does it take to get from Limerick to Cardiff?

It takes approximately 12 h 52 min to get from Limerick to Cardiff, including transfers.