Search for your ticket on gopili to see the different companies for your train between Bristol (South West England) to Cardiff (East Wales). The services on board can change depending on the train company.
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.
Fares can change depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.
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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Bristol to Cardiff by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.
Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.
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.
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.
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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 £50.00 (1). By dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), it appears that after only 2 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||£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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