Trains from Exeter to Cardiff

Exeter to Cardiff train information

Exeter Cardiff train map

Train duration 2h28m
Arrival Cardiff, Wales
Departure Exeter, England
Distance 55 Miles
Train operators Great Western Railway, Cross Country
Lowest train price from £12.50
Average train price £24.00

The trains from Exeter (South West England) to Cardiff (East Wales) are provided by Great Western Railway, Cross Country. The services on board can change depending on the train company.

The train is a quick and simple solution to travel to Cardiff from Exeter. The average train time from Exeter to Cardiff is 2h28m to cover the 55 miles.

According to our data, the starting fare to take the train in the next month is £12.50. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for Exeter to Cardiff train tickets

from £12.50 MORE 2h21m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £12.20 MORE 4h44m
Flight
from £75.31 MORE 13h43m

Exeter - Cardiff prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Exeter 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.

Train times Exeter to Cardiff

When are the next trains to Cardiff?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
There are no more services available today.
Sunday 15 December
Exeter St David's
07:59
Cardiff Central
10:38
2h39m Great Western Railway
Exeter St David's
10:27
Cardiff Central
12:37
2h10m Cross Country
Exeter St David's
11:27
Cardiff Central
13:34
2h07m Cross Country
Exeter St David's
11:34
Cardiff Central
14:11
2h37m Cross Country
Exeter St David's
12:27
Cardiff Central
14:30
2h03m Cross Country
Exeter St David's
13:00
Cardiff Central
15:01
2h01m Cross Country
Exeter St David's
13:27
Cardiff Central
15:34
2h07m Cross Country
Exeter St David's
13:54
Cardiff Central
16:10
2h16m Cross Country
Exeter St David's
14:27
Cardiff Central
16:34
2h07m Cross Country
Exeter St David's
15:27
Cardiff Central
17:38
2h11m Cross Country
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Exeter - Cardiff: the best time to book cheap trains

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

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£12

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£18

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£14

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£13

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£15

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£27

Same day

Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Exeter to Cardiff are increasing if you don't book early. According to our data, if you buy your train 2 months in advance, you can find tickets from £12 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £27 for your train. Thus, you may save 56% on the price of your ticket by booking 2 months in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Exeter to Cardiff trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Exeter
St David's
Cardiff
Central
£14.00 02/01/2020 19:39 Great Western Railway 28 days ago
Exeter
St David's
Cardiff
Central
£14.50 15/12/2019 21:15 Great Western Railway 16 days ago
Exeter
St David's
Cardiff
Central
£15.60 02/01/2020 19:27 Cross Country 28 days ago
Exeter
St David's
Cardiff
Central
£15.80 02/01/2020 07:49 Great Western Railway 28 days ago
Exeter
St David's
Cardiff
Central
£16.10 24/12/2019 08:27 Cross Country 17 days ago
Exeter
St David's
Cardiff
Central
£16.10 24/12/2019 07:27 Cross Country 17 days ago
Exeter
St David's
Cardiff
Central
£17.00 02/01/2020 09:53 Great Western Railway 28 days ago
Exeter
St David's
Cardiff
Central
£17.00 02/01/2020 13:53 Great Western Railway 28 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Exeter Cardiff train

Discount Exeter - Cardiff train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to spend less for your Exeter 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 five types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

  • When purchasing a railcard, you want to save money after several journeys. But is it really worth it when travelling from Exeter to Cardiff? Check with your calculator, considering:

    A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

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

    C = average price for a Exeter Cardiff ticket (i.e.: £23.23)(1)

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

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£23.23 = 3.79. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 4 trips from Exeter to Cardiff (one way trip).

  • The price to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for an entire 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
Exeter to Cardiff train £23.23 £15.49 £7.74 3.8

(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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