Trains from Cardiff to Hereford

Cardiff to Hereford train information

Cardiff Hereford train map

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Arrival Hereford, England
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 45 Miles
  • The route connecting Cardiff, which is in Wales and Hereford, located in England is well connected by trains. Use our travel search engine to find your ticket and identify the train operator for this journey.
  • The train is a quick and simple solution to cover the 45 miles from Cardiff to Hereford.
  • Depending how much time in advance you book your ticket as well as when you travel, the price of the ticket will vary.

Best prices for Cardiff to Hereford train tickets

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Cardiff - Hereford prices calendar

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

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Cardiff - Hereford: the best time to book cheap trains

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The Prices for train tickets Cardiff to Hereford are increasing the closer you get to your departure day. According to our data, if you buy your train 15 days in advance, you can find tickets from £12 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £17 for your train. Thus, you may save 31% on the price of your ticket by booking 15 days in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The figures 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 Hereford trains

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

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Discount Cardiff - Hereford train tickets

The easiest way to spend less on your Cardiff Hereford 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 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 estimate 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 Hereford ticket is £50.00 (1).

Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. You will need to make approximately 2 trips from Hereford to Cardiff (one way trip) with your railcard to be profitable.

The cost to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most adult fares for a whole 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 Hereford 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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