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Cardiff to Bristol bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$7.70
Shortest Duration0h 50m
Trips per day82
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Cardiff to Bristol cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Cardiff to Bristol were $10.89.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Cardiff to Bristol is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the bus ride from Cardiff to Bristol?

The distance between Cardiff and Bristol is approximately 25.53 miles, or 41.07 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 1 hour and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is and 50 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Cardiff to Bristol?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Cardiff to Bristol by bus is usually on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Sunday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Cardiff to Bristol?

On average there are 82 scheduled bus trips per day. Megabus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Cardiff to Bristol, with an average of 64 trips per day and 64 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Cardiff to Bristol. Of the 82 trips there are 79 trips that are direct connections to Bristol.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Cardiff to Bristol start at $7.88.

2 carriers offer Cardiff to Bristol bus trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from Cardiff to Bristol from $7.70. There are 64 trips per day offered by Megabus from Cardiff to Bristol and you can expect on average to pay $9.70 for a Megabus ticket to Bristol. In Cardiff, Megabus departs to Bristol from Kingsway and one other station. In Bristol, Megabus arrives at Bond St and one other station.

An average trip on Megabus from Cardiff to Bristol takes 1 hours and 8 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Bristol in 0 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 64 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $9.70 for a weekend trip to Bristol.

Avg. Time
1h 8m
Avg. Price
$9.70

National Express

Book National Express from Cardiff to Bristol from $11.15. There are 18 trips per day offered by National Express from Cardiff to Bristol and you can expect on average to pay $15.14 for a National Express ticket to Bristol. In Cardiff, National Express departs to Bristol from Sophia Gardens and 3 other stations. In Bristol, National Express arrives at Coach Station and one other station.

An average trip on National Express from Cardiff to Bristol takes 1 hours and 23 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Bristol in 0 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 18 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $15.14 for a weekend trip to Bristol.

Avg. Time
1h 23m
Avg. Price
$15.14
There are 6 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Bristol will depart from these stations in Cardiff:
  • Kingsway
  • Park Pl 48
  • Sophia Gardens
  • Cardiff University
  • 11 Castle St
  • N Rd
Buses arrive in Bristol at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Bristol for trips arriving from Cardiff:
  • Bond St
  • University of W England E Gate
  • Coach Station
  • Bristol Airport

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