Trains from Cardiff to Bristol

Cardiff to Bristol train information

Cardiff Bristol train map

Train duration 0h46m
Arrival Bristol, England
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 25 Miles
Train operators Cross Country, Great Western Railway
Lowest train price from £6.00
Average train price £12.00

Which operators can I use?

All trains between Cardiff (East Wales) to Bristol (South West England) are operated by Cross Country, Great Western Railway. The services on board may vary depending on the rail operator.

How much times does it take?

The train is a quick and simple solution to travel to Bristol from Cardiff. The average train time from Cardiff to Bristol is 0h46m to cover the 25 miles.

What is the price of the train?

Looking at our data, the best price to travel by train in the next 180 days is £6.00. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Cardiff to Bristol train tickets

from £6.00 MORE 0h43m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £4.00 MORE 1h18m
from £3.50 MORE 1h09m
Flight
from £84.00 MORE 12h50m

Cardiff - Bristol prices calendar

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

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Megabus£6

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 Cardiff to Bristol

When are the next trains to Bristol?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
There are no more services available today.
Tomorrow
Cardiff Central
06:56
Bristol Parkway
07:32
0h36m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
07:00
Bristol Temple Meads
07:47
0h47m Cross Country
Cardiff Central
07:26
Bristol Parkway
08:01
0h35m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
07:30
Bristol Temple Meads
08:17
0h47m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
07:56
Bristol Parkway
08:31
0h35m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
08:00
Bristol Temple Meads
08:51
0h51m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
11:56
Bristol Parkway
12:31
0h35m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
12:00
Bristol Temple Meads
12:51
0h51m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
12:26
Bristol Parkway
13:01
0h35m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
12:30
Bristol Temple Meads
13:19
0h49m Great Western Railway
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Cardiff - Bristol: the best time to book cheap trains

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

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£11

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30

£12

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£11

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£9

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£10

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£11

Same day

Days before Departure

Booking your ticket in advance is most of the time cheaper than leaving it to the day you intend to travel. Yet, as you can notice in the graph above, the cost of train tickets Cardiff to Bristol do not tend to change a lot and cost £9.

Best prices for Cardiff to Bristol trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Cardiff
Central
Bristol
Temple Meads
£6.00 12/12/2019 07:00 Cross Country 5 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Bristol
Temple Meads
£9.50 12/12/2019 12:00 Great Western Railway 5 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Bristol
Parkway
£10.00 12/12/2019 12:26 Great Western Railway 5 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Bristol
Parkway
£10.00 12/12/2019 11:56 Great Western Railway 5 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Bristol
Parkway
£10.00 12/12/2019 17:26 Great Western Railway 5 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Bristol
Parkway
£10.00 12/12/2019 17:56 Great Western Railway 5 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Bristol
Parkway
£10.00 12/12/2019 12:56 Great Western Railway 5 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Bristol
Temple Meads
£11.00 12/12/2019 07:30 Great Western Railway 5 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Bristol
Temple Meads
£11.00 12/12/2019 17:00 Great Western Railway 5 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Bristol
Parkway
£11.00 12/12/2019 17:00 Great Western Railway 5 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Cardiff Bristol train

Discount Cardiff - Bristol train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to pay less for your Cardiff Bristol 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 5 types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

How much can I save with a railcard?

When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several trips. But is it really profitable when taking the train from Cardiff to Bristol? 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 Cardiff Bristol ticket (i.e.: £11.21)(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/£11.21 = 7.85. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 8 trips from Cardiff to Bristol (one way journey).

What is the cost of a railcard?

Railcards enable you to get a third off most train fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £30.

(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 Bristol train £11.21 £7.47 £3.74 7.87

(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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