Trains from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cardiff

Newcastle upon Tyne to Cardiff train information

Newcastle upon Tyne Cardiff train map

Train duration 5h41m
Arrival Cardiff, Wales
Departure Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Distance 250 Miles
Lowest train price from £40.00
Average train price £78.00

The trip between Newcastle upon Tyne, 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.

Travelling by train is a fast and easy option to go to Cardiff from Newcastle upon Tyne. The average travel duration between Newcastle upon Tyne to Cardiff is 5h41m to travel the 250 miles.

The cheapest ticket price we've found for the next 180 days is £40.00 one way.

Best prices for Newcastle upon Tyne to Cardiff train tickets

from £40.00 MORE 6h01m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £9.80 MORE 11h57m
from £11.83 MORE 10h00m
Flight
from £98.13 MORE 14h18m

Newcastle upon Tyne - Cardiff prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cardiff by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Newcastle upon Tyne - Cardiff: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£136

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Overall, the earlier you purchase your ticket, the cheaper it gets but there can be some exceptions. We gathered the offers from the last six months in order to understand the best time to buy your train tickets Newcastle upon Tyne to Cardiff. The figures show that booking your train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cardiff in advance is not always the best option.

We found trains at £125 when booking 7 days in advance while you will have to pay a minimum of £136 if you book your ticket 15 days in advance. Thus, based on our data, the best time to get your ticket is 7 days in advance as it is 8% cheaper than 15 days in advance.

Best prices for Newcastle upon Tyne to Cardiff trains

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

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Discount Newcastle upon Tyne - Cardiff train tickets

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

How much can I save with a railcard?

When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several trips. But is it really profitable when taking the train from Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Newcastle upon Tyne Cardiff ticket (i.e.: £77.88)(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/£77.88 = 1.13. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 2 trips from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cardiff (one way journey).

What is the cost of a railcard?

The cost to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most adult 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
Newcastle upon Tyne to Cardiff train £77.88 £51.92 £25.96 1.13

(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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