The journey from Hereford, situated in England and Cardiff, which is in Wales is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.
There are 45 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Hereford to Cardiff is approximately 1h10m. Taking the train is often the quickest option to get to Cardiff from Hereford, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving your car or flying.
Prices will vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.
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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.
The Prices for train tickets Hereford to Cardiff tend to increase if you don't book early. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 2 months in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £12 whereas when booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £14 for your trip. Thus, you will save 18% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 2 months in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.
The data are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.
We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Hereford and Cardiff by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Cardiff to Hereford and find the best deal for your outbound journey.
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National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you can get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to save money for your Hereford Cardiff train ticket.
Why should I buy a railcard?
In order to understand the benefits of a railcard, you can calculate how many trips you need to break even. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.
For your assessment, you have to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, your savings on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average price of a Hereford Cardiff ticket is £50.00 (1).
Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. It will take you about 2 trips from Cardiff to Hereford (one way journey) with your railcard to break even.
How much do I need to pay for a railcard?
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|
|Hereford 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
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