Cardiff to Bristol By Train ( 45min from 9.00 GBP)


Cardiff Central Railway Station to Bristol Parkway Railway Station by Train

Cardiff Central Railway Station to Bristol Parkway Railway Station by train

Trains from Cardiff to Bristol run from Cardiff Central Railway Station. The train is normally quicker than taking the bus but slightly more expensive. The Train service between Cardiff and Bristol runs regularly up to 54 times a day. The first Train leaves Cardiff at 05:14 and the last Train departing at 22:00. The journey time on the Train is 45min.


On certains trains there may be 1 change at Filton Abbey Wood Railway Station, which is 4 minutes away from Bristol Parkway Railway Station by train, but most trains have no changes. There are many trains daily, so this transport method is very convenient.


It is advisable to book train tickets in advance online as they are cheaper. You can travel from Cardiff to Bristol for just 9.00 GBP if you book in advance online compared to 22.20 GBP if you just turn up at the station. Strange as it may seem you may also find it cheaper to book two single tickets rather than a return.


To check train times and prices from Cardiff to Bristol click on the button below.



If you are arriving or departing from Bristol by Train, you will be using Bristol Parkway Railway Station Train station on London Road. Bristol Train station is a 10 minute walk from the city centre and provides a good service to all national destinations. For more detailed information, including maps, national and local trains see our guide to Bristol Temple Meads Train Station.


If you are travelling to or from Europe you can connect by booking Eurostar tickets online from Paris or Brussels to London.


 Cardiff To Bristol by Megabus (1hr 15min from 7.00 GBP)


Kingsway Ffordd y Brenin to Colston Hall by Bus

Kingsway Ffordd y Brenin to Colston Hall by bus

The Bus service between Cardiff and Bristol runs 4 times a day. This service is run by Megabus with the first Bus leaving at 05:25 and the last leaving at 21:00. This can be the cheapest way to travel between the two locations with fares as low as 1.50 GBP one way for those who book online up to three months in advance. You can book a return fare from 7.00 GBP. To get cheap fares you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times after 09:00. The Bus to Bristol runs from Kingsway Ffordd y Brenin in Cardiff to Colston Hall in Bristol. Bristol is 45 miles (72.45Km) from Cardiff and the journey time on the Bus will take 1hr 15min.


There are no changes.


Buses can be very crowded and there is no guarantee of a place unless you book in advance, to check times and prices of buses from Cardiff to Bristol click the button below.



NOTE - be advised to bring your Megabus reservation printed or in your phone as drivers may refuse boarding unless you do even though this is not in their conditions.


If you are arriving or departing from Bristol by coach or public bus you will almost certainly start or finish your journey in the city centre at Bradshaw Street, Shudehill interchange bus station. The bus station is a 5 minute walk from Bristol City Centre. For more detailed information, including maps and national and local buses in Bristol see our guide to Bristol Bus Station.


 Cardiff To Bristol by Bus (1hr 20min from 12.00 GBP)


Cardiff Bus Station to Bristol Coach Station by Bus

Cardiff Bus Station to Bristol Coach Station by bus

The Bus service between Cardiff and Bristol runs 12 times a day. This service is run by NationalExpress with the first Bus starting at 01:20 and the last bus is at 23:20. You can book a return fare from 12.00 GBP. To get cheap fares you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times afer 09:00. The Bus to Bristol runs from Cardiff Bus Station in Cardiff to Bristol Coach Station in Bristol. Bristol is 45 miles (72.45Km) from Cardiff and the journey time on the Bus will take 1hr 20min.


There are no changes.


Buses can be very crowded and there is no guarantee of a place unless you book in advance, to check times and prices of buses from Cardiff to Bristol click the button below.



If you are arriving or departing from Bristol by coach or public bus you will almost certainly start or finish your journey in the city centre at Bristol Central coach station, on Marlborough Street. The bus station is a 5 minute walk from Bristol City Centre. More detailed information on stops on this route can be found on this map. For more detailed information on national and local buses in Bristol see our guide to Bristol Bus and Coach Station.


To see a timetable and mini maps showing bus stops in Cardiff and Bristol download the bus timetable.


Cardiff to Bristol by Car ( 48min 45 miles)


Car parking

Bristol is 45 miles (72.45Km) from Cardiff. If you are travelling to Bristol by car, you have several options on what to do with your car when you get there. If you are only visiting for the day then it is best to use the Bristol Park and Ride facilities located North, South, East and West of the city centre.


If you are just visiting for a few hours then you might want to use one of the car parks located near the City Centre. For more detailed information including maps see our guide to parking in Bristol. If you need to book a rental car when you get to Bristol there are several places to pick up a car.




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