Which train company can I use?
The trip between Ipswich, located in England and Cardiff, situated in Wales is well connected by trains. Use our travel search engine to find your ticket and identify the train operator for this journey.
How long is the train?
On average, the journey takes normally 5h08m by train to cover the 190 miles to go to Cardiff from Ipswich. The train duration can vary depending if your train is direct or with changes.
How much does it costs?
Prices will vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.
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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Ipswich to Cardiff by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.
Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.
We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Ipswich and Cardiff by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Cardiff to Ipswich and find the best deal for your outbound journey.
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The easiest way to spend less on your Ipswich Cardiff train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.
To understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you need to assess the number of journeys you need to make earnings. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.
For your calculation, you must include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, the discount on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a Ipswich Cardiff ticket is £50.00 (1).
Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. You will need to make on average 2 trips from Cardiff to Ipswich (one way trip) with your railcard to start saving money.
The cost to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most train fares for a complete 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|
|Ipswich 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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