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Cardiff docks, Wales

Coach travel from Bristol to Cardiff

From £ one-way*

Duration: 1 hr 10 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 5 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 Bristol to Cardiff in 1 hour 10 mins (fastest journey)

Our coaches travel from Bristol Bus Station to Cardiff Coach Station (Sophia Gardens) up to 5 times a day. Not only that but with fares from £ one-way*, this service is one of the most cost-effective ways to Cardiff possible.

With regular, reliable services on the 202, low fares, and stylish travel, you can travel with confidence and convenience once again.

Please note: We are currently running a reduced network, with plans to add to it regularly as demand grows. Because of this, the information on this page may differ depending on your travel dates and any regional restrictions.

For the most up to date information on active services and more, please visit our Route Map page or our timetables page.

Departing from 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.

Arriving in 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 a great arrival point for your big Welsh adventure.

Read more on our Cardiff (Sophia Gardens) facilities and information page.

Bristol to Cardiff route stops

Popular stops are listed below. Please use the journey planner above to plan your trip.
  • Bristol Coach Station
  • Cardiff Coach Station (Sophia Gardens)
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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 booking fee applies. Fares correct 17th May 2021 for travel between 17 May and 13 Sep 2021

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