Trains from Cardiff to Nottingham

Cardiff to Nottingham train information

Cardiff Nottingham train map

Train duration 3h30m
Arrival Nottingham, England
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 134 Miles

Which train company can I use?

The trip between Cardiff, located in Wales and Nottingham, situated in England is well connected by trains. Use our travel search engine to find your ticket and identify the train operator for this journey.

How much times does it take?

Travelling by train is a quick and easy option to go to Nottingham from Cardiff. The average travel time from Cardiff to Nottingham is 3h30m to cover the 134 miles.

What is the price of the train?

Fares will change depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Cardiff to Nottingham train tickets

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Cardiff - Nottingham prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Cardiff to Nottingham 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.

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The graph above shows the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train ticket is booked. Purchasing your train from Cardiff to Nottingham in advance can enable you to save money for your journey.

Tickets are available from £29 when buying your seat 7 days in advance which is 35% cheaper than the best fare we found when booking on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Cardiff to Nottingham trains

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

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Discount Cardiff - Nottingham train tickets

National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're taking the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you might want to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you make great savings for your Cardiff Nottingham train ticket.

Why should I buy a 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 Nottingham 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 Nottingham to Cardiff (one way trip) with your railcard to be profitable.

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

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