Trains from Plymouth to Cardiff

Plymouth to Cardiff train information

Plymouth Cardiff train map

Train duration 3h41m
Arrival Cardiff, Wales
Departure Plymouth, England
Distance 88 Miles
Train operators Great Western Railway
Lowest train price from £17.50
Average train price £35.00
  • There are many rail companies across the country & Europe but the journey connecting Plymouth in England to Cardiff in Wales are run by Great Western Railway.
  • Travelling by train is a fast and easy option to go to Cardiff from Plymouth. The average travel duration between Plymouth to Cardiff is 3h41m to travel the 88 miles.
  • We found tickets from £17.50 to travel in the next month. Prices can vary depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Plymouth to Cardiff train tickets

from £17.50 MORE 4h14m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £9.00 MORE 5h45m

Plymouth - Cardiff prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Plymouth 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.

Plymouth - 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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£23

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£26

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£29

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£31

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£35

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Same day

Days before Departure

The table above is based on the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train is bought. Buying your train from Plymouth to Cardiff in advance should enable you to spend less for your trip.

We found tickets available from £23 when booking your ticket 2 months in advance which is 44% cheaper than the best ticket we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Plymouth to Cardiff trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
Cardiff
Central
£24.45 28/12/2019 18:08 Great Western Railway 27 days ago
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
Cardiff
Central
£24.45 28/12/2019 17:09 Great Western Railway 27 days ago
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
Cardiff
Central
£24.45 28/12/2019 15:48 Great Western Railway 27 days ago
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
Cardiff
Central
£24.45 28/12/2019 15:48 Great Western Railway 27 days ago
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
Cardiff
Central
£24.45 28/12/2019 18:08 Great Western Railway 27 days ago
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
Cardiff
Central
£24.45 28/12/2019 17:09 Great Western Railway 27 days ago
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
Cardiff
Central
£24.45 27/12/2019 17:08 Great Western Railway 27 days ago
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
Cardiff
Central
£24.45 27/12/2019 18:05 Great Western Railway 27 days ago
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
Cardiff
Central
£24.45 27/12/2019 17:08 Great Western Railway 27 days ago
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
Cardiff
Central
£24.45 27/12/2019 17:08 Great Western Railway 27 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Plymouth Cardiff train

Discount Plymouth - Cardiff train tickets

The best way to spend less on your Plymouth Cardiff train ticket must be to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least one of the 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.

Why should I buy a railcard?

If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to calculate how many trips you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

For your evaluation, you need to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, how much you're saving on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Plymouth Cardiff ticket is £34.88 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £34.88: £88/£34.88 = 2.52. It will take you approximately 3 trips from Cardiff to Plymouth (one way journey) with your railcard to be profitable.

What is the cost of a railcard?

Railcards enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for 12 months. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £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
Plymouth to Cardiff train £34.88 £23.25 £11.63 2.53

(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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