There are 5 ways to get from Shaftesbury to Cardiff by bus, train or car

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, train  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Salisbury, Tesco 29 / ...
  2. Take the train from Salisbury to Cardiff Central

$56 - $102

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Salisbury, Tesco 29 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens 202

$25 - $33

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Salisbury to Cardiff Central

$58 - $109

Bus, train via Bath City Centre, Bus Station  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Salisbury, Tesco 29 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, New Canal to Bath City Centre, Bus Station D1
  3. Take the train from Bath Spa to Cardiff Central

$40 - $66

Drive  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Shaftesbury to Cardiff 87.2 miles

$18 - $27

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Shaftesbury to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall and arriving at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens via Salisbury and Bristol, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 46 min.

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The distance between Shaftesbury and Cardiff is 54 miles. The road distance is 87.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Shaftesbury to Cardiff without a car is to bus and train which takes 4 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Shaftesbury to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Shaftesbury to Cardiff bus services, operated by Salisbury Reds, depart from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall station.

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The best way to get from Shaftesbury to Cardiff is to train which takes 4 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 46 min.

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Shaftesbury to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shaftesbury to Cardiff is 87 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to drive from Shaftesbury to Cardiff.

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Map of how to get from Shaftesbury to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 54 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

What companies run services between Shaftesbury, Dorset, England and Cardiff, Wales?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Shaftesbury to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $90 and the journey takes 1 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Shaftesbury to Cardiff via Salisbury, Tesco, Salisbury, Bristol Bus & Coach Station, and Bristol, Bus Station in around 6 h 46 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Salisbury to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $45
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $90
Train from Bath Spa to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $50
Bus operators
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Salisbury, Tesco
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
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 Salisbury to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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