Trains from Cardiff to Plymouth

Cardiff to Plymouth train information

Cardiff Plymouth train map

Train duration 3h18m
Arrival Plymouth, England
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 88 Miles
  • Search for your ticket on gopili to see the different companies for your train from Cardiff (East Wales) to Plymouth (South West England). The services on board will change depending on the train provider.
  • Using the train is a fast and convenient way to get to Plymouth from Cardiff. The average journey duration between Cardiff to Plymouth is 3h18m to travel the 88 miles.
  • Depending how long in advance you buy your ticket or the day and hour of travel, the price of the ticket may vary.

Best prices for Cardiff to Plymouth train tickets

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Cardiff - Plymouth prices calendar

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

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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. Buying your train from Cardiff to Plymouth in advance can enable you to save money for your journey.

Tickets are available from £23 when buying your seat 7 days in advance which is 60% cheaper than the best fare we found when booking on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Cardiff to Plymouth trains

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

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Discount Cardiff - Plymouth 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 Plymouth train ticket.

Why should I buy a railcard?

To understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you need to assess the number of journeys you need to make earnings. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.

For your calculation, you must include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, the discount on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a Cardiff Plymouth 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 on average 2 trips from Plymouth to Cardiff (one way trip) with your railcard to start saving money.

What is the cost of 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 Plymouth 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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