Trains from Derby to Cardiff

Derby to Cardiff train information

Derby Cardiff train map

Train duration -
Arrival Cardiff, Wales
Departure Derby, England
Distance 123 Miles

Which train company can I use?

Search for your ticket on gopili to see the different companies for your train between Derby (East Midlands England) to Cardiff (East Wales). The services on board can change depending on the train company.

How much times does it take?

The train duration to get to Cardiff from Derby will vary depending if your train is direct or with stops. There are 123 miles between the 2 cities.

What is the price of the train?

Fares can change depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Derby to Cardiff train tickets

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Derby - Cardiff prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Derby to Cardiff 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.

Derby - Cardiff: the best time to book cheap trains

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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 Derby to Cardiff in advance can enable you to save money for your journey.

Tickets are available from £36 when buying your seat 1 day in advance which is 40% cheaper than the best fare we found when booking on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Derby to Cardiff trains

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

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Discount Derby - Cardiff train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to spend less for your Derby Cardiff train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are many types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

  • When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several trips. But is it really profitable when taking the train from Derby to Cardiff? Use your calculator, taking into account:

    A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

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

    C = average cost for a Derby Cardiff ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)

    The first step is to divide A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be efficient. You can now divide that number by C. It will give you the approximate number of trips needed across the year to start saving money.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 2 trips from Derby to Cardiff (one way journey).

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most rail fares.

(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
Derby to Cardiff 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