Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

Coach travel from Cardiff to Bristol

From £6.60 one-way*

Duration: 1 hr 5 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 11 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Cardiff to Bristol in 1 hour 5 mins

Our coaches travel from Cardiff Coach Station (Sophia Gardens) to Bristol Bus Station up to 11 times a day. Not only that, but with fares from just £6.60 one-way*, this service is one of the most cost-effective ways to Bristol possible.

Cardiff to Bristol journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hr 5 mins
Cheapest price From £6.60 *
Distance (approx) 73km
No. of stops 1 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 4:30am/23:40pm (from Cardiff Coach Station)

Our Cardiff to Bristol services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

201 coach towards Gatwick Airport

Our 201 service travels up to 3 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Swansea Bus Station
  • Port Talbot Bus Station
  • Bridgend (Sarn)
  • Cardiff Coach Station
  • Newport
  • Bristol Coach Station

202 coach towards Heathrow Airport

Our 202 service travels up to 5 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Cardiff Coach Station
  • Newport
  • Bristol Coach Station


216 coach towards Bristol Airport

Our 216 service travels up to 3 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Cardiff Coach Station
  • Cardiff University
  • Newport
  • Bristol Coach Station
  • Bristol Airport

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Departing from Cardiff Coach Station

Cardiff Coach Station is a 15-minute stroll from Cardiff Rail Station, and just a short stroll through the city centre, making it an easy starting or mid-point of your journey.

You can find out more on our Cardiff (Sophia Gardens) facilities and information page.

Arriving at Bristol Coach Station

Bristol Bus Station is based Marlborough Street – just an 8-minute walk from the city centre and served by many regular bus routes, with a car park nearby at the St James Barton Car Park, postcode: BS1 3LJ.

Take a look at our Bristol Bus Station facilities.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Cardiff to Bristol?

The first coach leaves from Cardiff Coach Station at 4:30am, arriving at Bristol Coach Station at 5:40am.

When is the last coach from Cardiff to Bristol?

The last coach departs from Cardiff Coach Station at 23:40pm, arriving at Bristol Coach Station at 00:45am

How much is the coach from Cardiff to Bristol?

A one-way journey from Cardiff to Bristol is available from £6.60*.

How long does the coach take from Cardiff to Bristol?

Our fastest coach journeys from Cardiff to Bristol will arrive in 1 hr 5 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Cardiff to Bristol?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.


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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1.50 booking fee applies. Fares correct 3 June 2024 for travel between 3 June 2024 - 30 September 2024.

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