Trains from Bolton to Cardiff

Bolton to Cardiff train information

Bolton Cardiff train map

Train duration 4h10m
Arrival Cardiff, Wales
Departure Bolton, England
Distance 149 Miles

The trip between Bolton, located in England and Cardiff, situated in Wales is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.

There are 149 miles between both cities and the average train duration connecting Bolton to Cardiff is normally 4h10m. Travelling by train is normally the fastest solution to go to Cardiff from Bolton, and it's also a greener option than taking your car or using the plane.

Depending how far in advance you purchase your ticket and the travel date, the cost of the train can change.

Best prices for Bolton to Cardiff train tickets

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Best prices for Bolton to Cardiff trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Bolton and Cardiff by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Cardiff to Bolton and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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Discount Bolton - Cardiff train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to pay less for your Bolton Cardiff train ticket and make even more savings on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are 5 types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to estimate the number of journeys you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

For your evaluation, you need to include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, how much you're saving on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Bolton Cardiff ticket is £50.00 (1).

Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. You will need to make approximately 2 trips from Cardiff to Bolton (one way trip) with your railcard to be profitable.

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

Railcards enable you to get a third off most train fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Bolton to Cardiff train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare