There are 11 ways to get from Spain to Cardiff by plane, train, bus, car or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Barcelona to Cardiff  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Cardiff (CWL) BCN - CWL

$89 - $414

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Fly Malaga to Bristol, train  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Bristol (BRS) AGP - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$72 - $328

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Fly Malaga to Cardiff  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Cardiff (CWL) AGP - CWL

$79 - $400

Fly Barcelona to Bristol, train  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bristol (BRS) BCN - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$92 - $262

Fly Madrid to Bristol, train  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bristol (BRS) MAD - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$98 - $310

Bus to Alicante, fly to Bristol, train  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Murcia to Alicante Airport
  2. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Bristol (BRS) ALC - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$93 - $282

Drive, car ferry  •  27 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Santander
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Drive from Plymouth to Cardiff

$169 - $497

Train, car ferry  •  31 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander A
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  4. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$216 - $627

Bus FlixBus  •  31 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris, Paris 793
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to London 700
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street

$134 - $221

Train, bus  •  32 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Irun A / ...
  3. Take the bus from Irun to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  4. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$225 - $386

Bus ALSA  •  36 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid-Barajas Airport T4 to Zaragoza
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street

$122 - $209

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No, there is no direct bus from Spain to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Santo Domingo and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via Madrid, Paris, Paris and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 19 min.

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The distance between Spain and Cardiff is 1278 km.

The best way to get from Spain to Cardiff without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 31 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Spain to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Spain to Cardiff bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Spain to Cardiff is to fly which takes 5 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 31 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Cardiff Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Spain to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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Air France, Flybe, KLM and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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There are 528+ hotels available in Cardiff. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Spain to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 798.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

What companies run services between Spain and Cardiff, Wales?

Vueling Airlines, KLM and two other airlines fly from Barcelona to Cardiff twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Cardiff via Mendez Alvaro, Madrid, Paris, Paris, London, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 31 h 19 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Bristol via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Bristol via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Flights from Madrid to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Malaga to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Malaga to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Malaga to Bristol via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Alicante to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Alicante to Bristol via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Alicante to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Malaga to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Barcelona to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Flights from Malaga to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Alicante to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bristol via Venice
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Flights from Barcelona to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Flights from Malaga to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Malaga to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Alicante to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Alicante to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Barcelona to Cardiff via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Malaga to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Malaga to Cardiff via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Flights from Alicante to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Malaga to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,100
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Malaga to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $4,700
Flights from Barcelona to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
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 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
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
$21 - $35
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Irun
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Murcia to Alicante Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Irun to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid-Barajas Airport T4 to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Zaragoza to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
16 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to London
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.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 London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$85 - $110
Car
$260 - $370

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The best way to get from Spain to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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