The journey from Cardiff, situated in Wales and Bedford, which is in England is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.
The duration to travel to Bedford from Cardiff can vary depending if your train is direct or with changes. There are 124 miles between both cities.
Prices may vary depending on the travel date as well as how much time in advance you book your ticket.
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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Cardiff to Bedford by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.
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We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Cardiff and Bedford by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Bedford to Cardiff and find the best deal for your outbound journey.
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The easiest way to pay less on your Cardiff Bedford train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.
In order to understand the benefits of a railcard, you can calculate how many trips you need to break even. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.
For your assessment, you have to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, your savings on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average price of a Cardiff Bedford ticket is £50.00 (1).
Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. It will take you about 2 trips from Bedford to Cardiff (one way journey) with your railcard to break even.
The price to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most train fares for one 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|
|Cardiff to Bedford 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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