Trains from Cardiff to Poole

Cardiff to Poole train information

Cardiff Poole train map

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Arrival Poole, England
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 74 Miles

Search for your ticket on gopili to see the different companies for your train connecting Cardiff (East Wales) to Poole (South West England). The services on board may change depending on the train operator.

There are 74 miles from Cardiff to Poole. Train travel is most of the time the quickest way to travel to Poole from Cardiff, and it’s also more environmentally friendly than driving or taking the plane.

Prices can vary depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Cardiff to Poole train tickets

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

Cardiff - Poole: the best time to book cheap trains

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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.

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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.: £50.00)(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/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 2 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 £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