The trip between Cardiff, located in Wales and Bournemouth, situated 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.
There are 78 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Cardiff to Bournemouth is approximately 3h38m. Taking the train is often the fastest option to get to Bournemouth from Cardiff, and it's also a greener option than driving your car or flying.
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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 Cardiff Bournemouth train ticket.
Why should I buy a railcard?
If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to calculate how many trips 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 railcard cost, for instance £30, how much you're saving on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Cardiff Bournemouth 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 approximately 2 trips from Bournemouth to Cardiff (one way journey) with your railcard to be profitable.
How much do I need to pay for a railcard?
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|
|Cardiff to Bournemouth 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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