Trains from Bournemouth to Cardiff

Bournemouth to Cardiff train information

Bournemouth Cardiff train map

Train duration 3h26m
Arrival Cardiff, Wales
Departure Bournemouth, England
Distance 78 Miles

Which operators can I use?

Find your ticket on gopili to identify the different operators for your train between Bournemouth (South West England) to Cardiff (East Wales). The services on board can vary depending on the rail company.

How much times does it take?

Using the train is a fast and convenient way to get to Cardiff from Bournemouth. The average journey duration between Bournemouth to Cardiff is 3h26m to travel the 78 miles.

How much does it costs?

Prices may vary depending on the travel date as well as how much time in advance you book your ticket.

Best prices for Bournemouth to Cardiff train tickets

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Bournemouth - Cardiff prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Bournemouth to Cardiff by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Bournemouth - Cardiff: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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The table above is based on the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train is bought. Purchasing your train from Bournemouth to Cardiff in advance should enable you to spend less for your trip.

We found tickets available from £24 when booking your ticket 2 months in advance which is 61% cheaper than the best ticket we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Bournemouth to Cardiff trains

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

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Discount Bournemouth - Cardiff train tickets

Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals exist to pay less for your Bournemouth 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 five types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

  • When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several trips. But is it really profitable when taking the train from Bournemouth to Cardiff? Use your calculator, taking into account:

    A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

    B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

    C = average cost for a Bournemouth Cardiff ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)

    The first step is to divide A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be efficient. You can now divide that number by C. It will give you the approximate number of trips needed across the year to start saving money.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 2 trips from Bournemouth to Cardiff (one way journey).

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most rail fares.

(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
Bournemouth 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

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