There are 7 ways to get from Llanidloes to Cardiff by train, bus, car or towncar

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  •  3 h 27 min

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

$99 - $141

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Llanidloes, The Groe (Groe Bus Station) to Llandrindod Wells, Station (Llandrindod Wells Station) X47
  2. Take the bus from Llandrindod Wells, Station (Llandrindod Wells Station) to Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club) T4

$32

5 alternative options

Bus, train via Shrewsbury  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Llanidloes, Post Office (Llanidloes Post Office) to Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand R) X75
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Cardiff Central

$56 - $81

Bus via Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station)  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Llanidloes, The Groe (Groe Bus Station) to Llandrindod Wells, Station (Llandrindod Wells Station) X47
  2. Take the bus from Llandrindod Wells, Station (Llandrindod Wells Station) to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) T4
  3. Take the bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club) X4 / ...

$34

Bus, train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Llanidloes, The Groe (Groe Bus Station) to Llandrindod Wells, Station (Llandrindod Wells Station) X47
  2. Take the train from Llandrindod to Cardiff Central

$54 - $79

Drive  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Llanidloes to Cardiff 84.4 miles

$18 - $27

Uber  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take an Uber from Llanidloes to Cardiff 84.4 miles

$170 - $250

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Llanidloes to Cardiff is to drive which costs £13 - £21 and takes 1 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Llanidloes to Cardiff is to drive which costs £13 - £21 and takes 1 h 55 min.

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The distance between Llanidloes and Cardiff is 69 miles. The road distance is 84.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from Llanidloes to Cardiff, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Llanidloes station to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Llanidloes, The Groe (Groe Bus Station) and arriving at Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club) via Llandrindod Wells, Station (Llandrindod Wells Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 2 min.

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What companies run services between Llanidloes, Wales and Cardiff, Wales?

You can take a train from Llanidloes to Cardiff via Caersws and Shrewsbury in around 3 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Llanidloes to Cardiff via Llandrindod Wells, Station (Llandrindod Wells Station) in around 5 h 2 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Caersws to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
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 Llandrindod to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 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
$70 - $110
Bus operators
Celtic Travel
Phone
01686 412231
Website
celtic-travel.co.uk
Bus from Llanidloes, Post Office (Llanidloes Post Office) to Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand R)
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
celtic-travel.co.uk
Bus from Llanidloes, The Groe (Groe Bus Station) to Llandrindod Wells, Station (Llandrindod Wells Station)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
celtic-travel.co.uk
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Llandrindod Wells, Station (Llandrindod Wells Station) to Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club)
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Llandrindod Wells, Station (Llandrindod Wells Station) to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Llanidloes to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$170 - $250
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$170 - $250
uberX
$170 - $250
uberEXEC
$220 - $300
uberXL
$250 - $350

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