Trains from Cardiff to Poole

Cardiff to Poole train information

Cardiff Poole train map

Train duration 3h48m
Arrival Poole, England
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 74 Miles
Train operators Great Western Railway
Lowest train price from £15.50
Average train price £39.00

The trains between Cardiff (East Wales) to Poole (South West England) are operated by Great Western Railway. The services on board may change depending on the train operator.

There are 74 miles between both cities and the average train duration connecting Cardiff to Poole is normally 3h48m. Travelling by train is normally the fastest solution to go to Poole from Cardiff, and it's also a greener option than taking your car or using the plane.

We found trains from £15.50 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 Poole train tickets

from £15.50 MORE 3h45m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £9.00 MORE 7h44m

Cardiff - Poole prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Cardiff to Poole 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.

Train times Cardiff to Poole

When are the next trains to Poole?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Cardiff Central
13:56
Poole
17:37
3h41m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
14:30
Poole
18:18
3h48m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
16:56
Poole
20:34
3h38m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
17:30
Poole
21:08
3h38m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
17:56
Poole
21:38
3h42m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
18:30
Poole
22:22
3h52m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
19:30
Poole
23:29
3h59m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
20:30
Poole
00:28
3h58m Great Western Railway
Tomorrow
Cardiff Central
07:30
Poole
11:13
3h43m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
07:56
Poole
11:36
3h40m Great Western Railway
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The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

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According to our data, 18 trains from Cardiff to Poole are running today and 18 tomorrow. The first Cardiff Poole train is at 07:30 and the last one is at 20:30. The first and last departure times may be different on each day of the week and there may be fewer services during weekends or public holidays. Rail operators may also increase or decrease the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

Cardiff - Poole: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£53

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£26

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£44

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Days before Departure

Generally, the earlier you buy your train ticket, the cheaper it will be but there can be some exceptions. We collected the data from the past 6 months in order to find the best time to get your train tickets Cardiff to Poole. The results illustrate that buying your train from Cardiff to Poole in advance is not always cheaper.

We found tickets at £26 when purchasing your ticket 1 day in advance whereas you will need to spend at least £53 if you purchase your seat 3 days in advance. Thus, according to our data, the best time to book your train is 1 day in advance as it is 51% cheaper than 3 days in advance.

Best prices for Cardiff to Poole trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Cardiff
Central
Poole
£23.50 15/12/2019 19:13 Great Western Railway 25 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Poole
£23.50 14/12/2019 16:30 Great Western Railway 29 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Poole
£23.50 14/12/2019 07:30 Great Western Railway 29 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Poole
£23.50 14/12/2019 20:30 Great Western Railway 29 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Poole
£23.50 14/12/2019 12:30 Great Western Railway 29 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Poole
£23.50 14/12/2019 18:30 Great Western Railway 29 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Poole
£23.50 14/12/2019 19:30 Great Western Railway 29 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Poole
£25.00 15/12/2019 11:13 Great Western Railway 25 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Poole
£25.00 15/12/2019 18:12 Great Western Railway 25 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Poole
£25.00 15/12/2019 14:13 Great Western Railway 25 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Discount Cardiff - Poole train tickets

National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you are able to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you pay less for your Cardiff Poole train ticket.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

When purchasing a railcard, you want to save money after several trips. But is it really worth it when taking the train from Cardiff to Poole? Check with your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

B = average saving with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average price for a Cardiff Poole ticket (i.e.: £38.41)(1)

Initially, divide A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Now divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of trips needed throughout the duration of the railcard's validity to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£38.41 = 2.29. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 3 trips from Cardiff to Poole (one way journey).

How much does a railcard cost?

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 Poole train £38.41 £25.61 £12.80 2.3

(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