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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Oxford 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.
Overall, the earlier you purchase your ticket, the cheaper it gets but there can be some exceptions. We gathered the offers from the past 6 months in order to understand the best time to book your train tickets Oxford to Cardiff. The results show that booking your train from Oxford to Cardiff in advance is not always the best option.
We found trains at £35 when booking on the day you're travelling whereas you will need to spend at least £37 if you buy your ticket 15 days in advance. Thus, according to our data, the best time to buy your train ticket is on the day you're travelling as it is 7% cheaper than 15 days in advance.
We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Oxford and Cardiff by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Cardiff to Oxford and find the best deal for your outbound journey.
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Do you want to travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and tricks can be obtained to spend less for your Oxford 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.
What are the benefits of a railcard?
When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several journeys. But is it really profitable when travelling from Oxford to Cardiff? Use your calculator, considering:
A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)
B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)
C = average cost for a Oxford Cardiff ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)
The first step is to divide A by B: this will give 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 journeys needed across the year to be profitable.
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 Oxford to Cardiff (one way trip).
How much does a railcard cost?
All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 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|
|Oxford 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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