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

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Bus, train  •  4h 15m

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

$47 - $93

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Bus  •  6h 46m

  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 & Coach Station to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens 202 / ...

$16 - $23

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Train  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the train from Salisbury to Cardiff Central

$55 - $105

Bus, train via Trowbridge  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Salisbury, Tesco 29
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, New Canal to Trowbridge, Trinity Church D1
  3. Take the train from Trowbridge to Cardiff Central

$35 - $65

Drive  •  1h 42m

  1. Drive from Shaftesbury to Cardiff 87.2 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Shaftesbury to Cardiff is to bus which costs £12 - £18 and takes 6h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Shaftesbury to Cardiff is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1h 42m.

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

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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 4h 15m and costs £35 - £75.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m 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 4h 15m and costs £40 - £85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £18 and takes 6h 46m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Shaftesbury to Cardiff is 87 miles. It takes approximately 1h 42m 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: 4h 15m

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 1h 58m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Shaftesbury to Cardiff via Salisbury, Tesco, Salisbury, and Bristol Bus & Coach Station in around 6h 46m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Salisbury to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
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 Trowbridge to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
Bus operators
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Salisbury, Tesco
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Salisbury to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
National Express

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