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There are 9 ways to get from Shannon to Cardiff by bus, car ferry, train, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Bus, car ferry, train  •  14h 27m

  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

$124 - $157

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16h 50m

  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 - $76

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Drive, car ferry  •  8h 21m

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

$94 - $118

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

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

$168 - $493

Bus to Dublin, fly to Cardiff  •  7h 37m

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

$63 - $214

Fly Shannon to Birmingham, train  •  6h 46m

  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  •  10h 23m

  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

$111 - $264

Line 343 bus, line 7 train, train to Cork, fly to Bristol, train  •  9h 51m

  1. Take the line 343 bus from Drumgeely Road to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
  2. Take the line 7 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

$139 - $364

Bus, bus to Knock, fly to Bristol, train  •  9h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Dublin Rd
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Rd to Lurga, Knock Airport
  3. Fly from Knock (NOC) to Bristol (BRS) NOC - BRS
  4. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$94 - $372

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The cheapest way to get from Shannon to Cardiff is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 16h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Shannon to Cardiff is to fly and train which costs 140€ - 430€ and takes 6h 25m.

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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 16h 50m.

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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 car ferry and train which takes 14h 27m and costs 100€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 14h 27m to get from Shannon to Cardiff, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Shannon Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Aer Lingus offers flights from Shannon Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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Map of how to get from Shannon to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 258 miles
  • Duration: 14h 27m

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 car ferry 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, Dublin, Birmingham, and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 16h 50m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Shannon to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Shannon to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Cork to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Knock to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
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
2h 28m
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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h
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
46m
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
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
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
50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Limerick to Limerick Junction
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Limerick Junction to Cork Kent
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Drumgeely Road to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Shannon Airport to Dublin Rd
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Dublin Rd to Lurga, Knock Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Website
Bus Eireann
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Dublin Coach
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
transportforireland.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
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
National Express
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
Citylink
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
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Aircoach
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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There are 545+ hotels available in Cardiff. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Shannon to Shannon Airport is to line 343 bus which takes 6m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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