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Cardiff Bus Information

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Cardiff buses grant access to all of Cardiff's most incredible sights, from historic castles to picturesque bays and cultural music halls. There really is something in Cardiff for history, sports and nature lovers alike. Whether you’re here to see the sights or commuting to a day job, at Stagecoach we’ll get you there for less. Make the most of our Cardiff bus fares and passes for adults and children. You also have all the information you need on Cardiff bus times and routes at your fingertips. Have you got a few minutes? Browse our highlights of things to do in Cardiff and around the city.

Cardiff bus fares

Take the whole family from Cardiff to Tonypandy, Cwmbran, Maerdy, Pontypool and more by a Cardiff bus. Our range of Cardiff bus fares help you explore the city's sights for less. We also offer access to a wider range of attractions in and outside of Cardiff thanks to various Cardiff bus routes.

Visiting for the day? Enjoy great value travel for both adults and children on our dayrider Cardiff bus passes. You can buy these on the bus completely contactless, or download the Stagecoach mobile app. You can also extend these to cover South Wales. 16 to 22-year-olds will also get discounts with a valid My Travel Pass ticket.  Travel in groups for even better value.

If you’re exploring the area for longer, try our megarider tickets, covering zones such as the city centre, Pontypridd, Caerphilly and South Wales. These offer the same great savings as our day passes, with unlimited journeys for seven days.

Extended your stay? Use our 28-day megarider and megarider PLUS tickets. You can buy these online and get them sent to your home, or purchase a smart card and top it up as you wish. Alternatively, roll this great value over with our longer-than-a-week tickets. Same great savings; just one simple direct debit. Travel as flexibly as you like!

If you’re a student, you can also qualify for these discounts in term time, with production of a valid student ID. We also offer discounted and even free travel for those of State Pension age, or with a disability. Ask your local council for a pass to qualify, or check out our discounts with our concessionary passes in Cardiff.

If you love really flexible tickets we have our Cardiff 12 Trip Ticket which gives 12 trips which can be used at any time over 3 months. Buy on bus or on our App.

Popular Cardiff bus routes

Zip around with ease on these popular Cardiff bus routes to Maerdy, Cwmbran and other memorable destinations.


Castell Coch 2 Travel from Cardiff to Maerdy

Take a trip back in history at Castell Coch, your journey starts with a bus journey from Cardiff to Maerdy. Hop on the 132 at key stop-off points including Pontypridd bus station. You can catch the 132 every 15 minutes, from 10 minutes past the hour.

Brecon Mountain Railway Travel from Cardiff to Merthyr Tydfil

Even more castle explorations await in Merthyr Tydfil, where you’ll find Cyfarthfa Castle Museum, as well as Brecon Mountain Railway and an amazing bike park. Jump on the X4  from Cardiff Lower St Mart Street every 35 minutes past the hour.


Brecon2 450x250 Explore the outdoors in the Brecon Beacons National Park

Love the outdoors? You’ll also love a walk in the Brecon Beacons and may be a hike up to Southern Britain's highest peak Pen-y-fan!. You can get there on the T4 to Brecon, which leaves from Cardiff Lower St Mary Street Greyfriars Road every 2 hours.

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Exploring further afield on the X3

For a day out with a difference you can take a trip to the historic market town of Abergavenny. For a spot of Welsh industrial history you can travel to Pontypool or do a bit of retail therapy at the Cwmbran shopping centre. You can get there on the X3 to Pontypool, which leaves from Cardiff Lower St Mart St at 35 minutes past or Greyfriars Road at 42 minutes past the hour.

Cardiff bus station

At present, the new Cardiff bus station is currently under construction in the city centre. You can catch Stagecoach's Cardiff bus routes 26, 122, 132, X3, X4 and T4 at Lower St Mary Street JP or services X3, 86, 86X and 136 at Greyfriars Road, just a short walk from Cardiff Queen Street railway station in the Castle Quarter. The new Cardiff bus station is planned to be completed in 2023. It will remain on the northern side of the train station and will include more parking space for bicycles and ultra-low emissions vehicles. 

Travel in Cardiff

As the capital city of Wales, Cardiff has 20 train stations, including mainline Cardiff Central and Queen Street. To avoid the crowds, and to truly appreciate the beautiful countryside around the capital city, it’s always best to travel by Cardiff buses.

Avoid paying over and above for travel with our unlimited day, week and multi-week passes. There’s no need to worry about loose change or paper tickets – just download the app and you’re away. Whether it’s business or pleasure, we’ll get you there.

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Things to do in Cardiff

There are so many things to do in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. The city has a thriving restaurant and bar scene, and you'll be able to find just about every kind of cuisine here. You're also spoilt for choice when it comes to historic attractions and natural spoils, including the breath-taking Cardiff Castle and numerous parks. Sport lovers are sure to love game day at Principality Stadium, while the local watering holes won't disappoint with hearty fare and friendly locals.




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Cardiff must see attraction is Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions.  It's located at the heart of the capital, within beautiful parklands, the Castle has nearly 2,000 years of history just waiting to be uncovered.

In the castle you can discover the Black Tower Tales, an exciting new experience re-telling the story of Llywelyn Bren, a forgotten hero of medieval Welsh history.

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Abergavenny Market 

Abergavenny Market entices people from miles away on a Tuesday to pick up a bargain on local artwork, crafts and handmade clothes. Don't forget to catch a show at the nearby Abergavenny Theatre. You can also experience the world-famous Food Festival in September. There are multiple Cardiff bus routes servicing Abergavenny Market, including the X4 and X3.


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The Principality Stadium

Game days at Principality Stadium deliver the atmosphere and excitement of international rugby. If you're not lucky enough to have tickets for a rugby match, why not try a Principality Stadium tour? This behind-the-scenes experience offers a thrilling up-close view of the pitch and full champions lap of the stadium bowl.

Cardiff Bay Cardiff Bay

Head down to the amazing lake known as the 'Bay' to enjoy shopping, dining or simply to visit the Wales Millennium Centre or the Doctor Who Experience. 
Not your scene? Perhaps the giant Red Dragon Centre will tempt you, with an array of activities from bowling to the cinema, you'll never get bored!

Use our Network Rider to discover the Cardiff Bay or even further afield!