Trains from Bristol to Cardiff

Bristol to Cardiff train information

Bristol Cardiff train map

Train duration 0h41m
Arrival Cardiff, Wales
Departure Bristol, England
Distance 25 Miles
Train operators Great Western Railway
Lowest train price from £8.50
Average train price £11.00

The trains between Bristol (South West England) to Cardiff (East Wales) are operated by Great Western Railway. The services on board may change depending on the train operator.

There are 25 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Bristol to Cardiff is around 0h41m. Train travel is most of the time the quickest way to travel to Cardiff from Bristol, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving or taking the plane.

We found tickets from £8.50 to travel in the next month. Prices will vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Bristol to Cardiff train tickets

from £8.50 MORE 0h44m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £6.00 MORE 1h19m
from £3.50 MORE 1h06m
Flight
from £112.74 MORE 12h40m

Bristol - Cardiff prices calendar

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

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Megabus£6

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National Express£11

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Bristol to Cardiff

When are the next trains to Cardiff?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
There are no more services available today.
Tomorrow
Bristol Parkway
07:23
Cardiff Central
08:02
0h39m Great Western Railway
Bristol Temple Meads
07:24
Cardiff Central
08:23
0h59m Great Western Railway
Bristol Temple Meads
07:53
Cardiff Central
08:43
0h50m Great Western Railway
Bristol Parkway
08:10
Cardiff Central
08:50
0h40m Great Western Railway
Bristol Temple Meads
08:24
Cardiff Central
09:26
1h02m Great Western Railway
Bristol Parkway
08:41
Cardiff Central
09:21
0h40m Great Western Railway
Bristol Parkway
12:09
Cardiff Central
12:47
0h38m Great Western Railway
Bristol Parkway
12:41
Cardiff Central
13:22
0h41m Great Western Railway
Bristol Temple Meads
12:54
Cardiff Central
13:42
0h48m Great Western Railway
Bristol Parkway
13:09
Cardiff Central
13:46
0h37m Great Western Railway
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Bristol - Cardiff: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£12

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£11

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£11

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£11

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Days before Departure

Overall, the earlier you purchase your ticket, the cheaper it gets but there can be some exceptions. We gathered the offers from the past 6 months in order to understand the best time to book your train tickets Bristol to Cardiff. The results show that booking your train from Bristol to Cardiff in advance is not always the best option.

We found trains at £11 when booking 1 day in advance whereas you will need to spend at least £12 if you buy your ticket 7 days in advance. Thus, according to our data, the best time to buy your train ticket is 1 day in advance as it is 10% cheaper than 7 days in advance.

Best prices for Bristol to Cardiff trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Bristol
Temple Meads
Cardiff
Central
£8.50 17/12/2019 17:24 Great Western Railway 6 days ago
Bristol
Temple Meads
Cardiff
Central
£8.50 17/12/2019 07:27 Great Western Railway 6 days ago
Bristol
Temple Meads
Cardiff
Central
£8.50 17/12/2019 08:22 Great Western Railway 6 days ago
Bristol
Temple Meads
Cardiff
Central
£8.50 17/12/2019 12:23 Great Western Railway 6 days ago
Bristol
Parkway
Cardiff
Central
£9.50 17/12/2019 12:33 Great Western Railway 6 days ago
Bristol
Temple Meads
Cardiff
Central
£9.50 12/12/2019 13:21 Great Western Railway 6 days ago
Bristol
Parkway
Cardiff
Central
£10.00 17/12/2019 12:03 Great Western Railway 6 days ago
Bristol
Temple Meads
Cardiff
Central
£10.00 17/12/2019 11:56 Great Western Railway 6 days ago
Bristol
Temple Meads
Cardiff
Central
£10.00 17/12/2019 17:56 Great Western Railway 6 days ago
Bristol
Parkway
Cardiff
Central
£10.00 17/12/2019 13:04 Great Western Railway 6 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Bristol Cardiff train

Discount Bristol - Cardiff train tickets

National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you are able to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you pay less for your Bristol Cardiff train ticket.

Why should I buy a railcard?

The main benefit of getting a railcard is that you only need a few trips to earn as much money as you spent.

You will need to pay at least £88 of train tickets across the whole year for the railcard to be worth the investment. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you book after that, you will make savings.

For instance, train tickets from Bristol to Cardiff cost on average £10.73 (1). By dividing £88 by £10.73 (£88/£10.73 = 8.2), it appears that after only 9 one way trips from Cardiff to Bristol, the card will have paid for itself.

What is the cost of a railcard?

The price to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for an entire year.

(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
Bristol to Cardiff train £10.73 £7.15 £3.58 8.23

(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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