There are 10 ways to get from Shannon to Cardiff by bus, car ferry, train, bus and ferry, car 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, carferry, train  •  14 h 22 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 carferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
  4. Take the train from Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central

$123 - $156

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16 h 58 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 Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens

$52 - $75

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Bus, train, carferry  •  15 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin, Arlington Hotel 300
  2. Take the train from Tara St to Rosslare Europort
  3. Take the carferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
  4. Take the train from Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central

$134 - $192

Bus, train, carferry via Pembroke Dock  •  17 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Bunratty to Dublin, Arlington Hotel 300
  2. Take the train from Tara St to Rosslare Europort
  3. Take the carferry from Rosslare to Pembroke
  4. Take the train from Pembroke Dock to Cardiff Central

$131 - $201

Drive, carferry  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Shannon to Rosslare
  2. Take the carferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
  3. Drive from Fishguard to Cardiff

$93 - $117

Bus to Dublin, fly to Cardiff  •  7 h 14 min

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

$70 - $221

Fly Shannon to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 25 min

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

$168 - $493

Fly Shannon to Birmingham, train  •  7 h 1 min

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

$110 - $368

Bus, bus to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Bristol, train  •  9 h 57 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

$109 - $260

Line 343 bus, train, train to Cork, fly to Bristol  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Take the line 343 bus from Drumgeely Road to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Limerick to Limerick Junction
  3. Take the train from Limerick Junction to Cork Kent
  4. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Bristol (BRS) ORK - BRS
  5. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$136 - $362

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Shannon to Cardiff station. However, there are services departing from Drumgeely Road and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens via Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay, Dublin and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 58 min.

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The distance between Shannon and Cardiff is 413 km.

The best way to get from Shannon to Cardiff without a car is to bus and carferry and train which takes 14 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 14 h 22 min to get from Shannon to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Shannon to Cardiff bus services, operated by Eurobus, depart from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay station.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Cardiff Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Flybe offers flights from Dublin Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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There are 528+ hotels available in Cardiff. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Shannon to Shannon Airport is to line 343 bus which takes 6 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Shannon to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 258 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 22 min

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

There is no direct connection from Shannon to Cardiff. However, you can take the line 343 bus to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station, take the bus to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station, take the bus to Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour, take the walk to Rosslare, take the carferry to Fishguard, take the walk to Fishguard Harbour, then take the train to Cardiff Central. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Shannon to Cardiff via Glentworth, William Street, Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay, Dublin, Arlington Hotel, Tara St, Rosslare Europort, Rosslare, Fishguard, and Fishguard Harbour in around 15 h 23 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Shannon to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 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
Flights from Cork to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $480
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 and Friday
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
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
$45 - $70
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
First Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Train from Pembroke Dock to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Tara St to Rosslare Europort
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Limerick to Limerick Junction
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Limerick Junction to Cork Kent
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
irishrail.ie
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
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
$19 - $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
$11 - $14
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Drumgeely Road to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Bunratty to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
transportforireland.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
$11 - $16
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Bunratty to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
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 and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Rosslare to Pembroke
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$39 - $44
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $160
On Foot
$39 - $44

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