Trains from Cardiff to Exeter

Cardiff to Exeter train information

Cardiff Exeter train map

Train duration 2h15m
Arrival Exeter, England
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 55 Miles
Train operators Cross Country, Great Western Railway
Lowest train price from £13.45
Average train price £23.00

The trip between Cardiff, located in Wales and Exeter, situated in England is well connected by trains. The trains are run by the following train operators: Cross Country, Great Western Railway.

Travelling by train is a fast and easy option to go to Exeter from Cardiff. The average travel duration between Cardiff to Exeter is 2h15m to travel the 55 miles.

We found trains from £13.45 to travel in the next 180 days. Fares can change depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Cardiff to Exeter train tickets

from £13.45 MORE 2h32m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £12.20 MORE 5h12m
Flight
from £61.53 MORE 14h32m

Cardiff - Exeter prices calendar

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

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

Cardiff - Exeter: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Cardiff to Exeter tend to increase if you don't book early. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 7 days in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £16 whereas when booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £27 for your trip. Thus, you will save 43% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 7 days in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

The data are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Cardiff to Exeter trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Cardiff
Central
Exeter
St David's
£15.85 27/12/2019 21:10 Great Western Railway 7 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Exeter
St David's
£18.50 27/12/2019 12:00 Great Western Railway 7 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Exeter
St David's
£18.70 27/12/2019 19:30 Great Western Railway 7 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Exeter
St David's
£21.50 27/12/2019 19:35 Great Western Railway 7 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Exeter
St David's
£24.00 27/12/2019 17:00 Great Western Railway 7 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Exeter
St David's
£24.80 27/12/2019 07:15 Great Western Railway 7 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Exeter
St David's
£25.75 27/12/2019 08:00 Great Western Railway 7 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Exeter
St David's
£25.75 27/12/2019 18:00 Great Western Railway 7 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Exeter
St David's
£26.70 27/12/2019 13:00 Great Western Railway 7 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Exeter
St David's
£26.70 27/12/2019 11:35 Great Western Railway 7 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Cardiff Exeter train

Discount Cardiff - Exeter train tickets

The most efficient way to spend less on your Cardiff Exeter train ticket may be to get a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 of the railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

  • If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to assess the number of journeys 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 cost of your railcard, i.e £30, how much you're saving on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Cardiff Exeter ticket is £22.12 (1).

    Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £22.12: £88/£22.12 = 3.98. You will need to make approximately 4 trips from Exeter to Cardiff (one way trip) with your railcard to be profitable.

  • Railcards enable you to get a third off most adult 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 Exeter train £22.12 £14.75 £7.37 3.99

(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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