There are 13 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.

Recommended option

Fly Barcelona to Cardiff  •  5 h 17 min

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

$89 - $414

Cheapest option

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

11 alternative options

Fly Malaga to Cardiff  •  5 h 30 min

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

$79 - $400

Fly Madrid to Bristol, train  •  6 h 17 min

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

$98 - $310

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

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

Train to Girona, fly to Bristol, train  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
  2. Fly from Girona (GRO) to Bristol (BRS) GRO - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$96 - $400

Train  •  18 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to London St. Pancras International
  4. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$379 - $876

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 - $517

Bus Ouibus  •  31 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Hernani
  2. Take the bus from Hernani to London
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street

$95 - $132

Train, car ferry  •  31 h 51 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 Taunton
  4. Take the train from Taunton to Cardiff Central

$226 - $632

Bus ALSA  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Moncloa to Palencia
  2. Take the bus from Palencia to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street

$141 - $222

Drive  •  18 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Cardiff 1238.4 miles

$260 - $390

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Spain to Cardiff is to bus which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 31 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Spain to Cardiff is to fly which costs 75€ - 360€ and takes 5 h 17 min.

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The distance between Spain and Cardiff is 1278 km. The road distance is 1981.4 km.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Spain to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Cibeles and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via Madrid - Avénida de America, Hernani and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 45 min.

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What companies run services between Spain and Cardiff, Wales?

Vueling Airlines, Iberia and three other airlines fly from Barcelona to Cardiff twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Cardiff via Atocha-Renfe, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Barcelona Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu, London St. Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, and London Paddington in around 18 h 32 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Basel
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
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 Newcastle
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Flights from Malaga to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Malaga to Bristol via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Malaga to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, 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 Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Alicante to Bristol via Basel
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Alicante to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Alicante to Bristol via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bristol via Venice
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
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 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, 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
Flights from Girona to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Girona to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Iberia
Website
iberia.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 Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
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
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 Madrid to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Flights from Barcelona to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Alicante to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
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
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Flights from Alicante to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
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
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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Bristol via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Malaga to Bristol via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Girona to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $410
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 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
Train from Plymouth to Taunton
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
Train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
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
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Plymouth to Taunton
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $29
1st Class
$42 - $44
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$140 - $490
Premier
$350 - $600
Bus operators
ALSA
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 Madrid Moncloa to Palencia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Palencia to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Hernani
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Hernani to London
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
Ouibus
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 - $390
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$85 - $120
Car
$270 - $390

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