Which operators can I use?
There are a lot of train operators across the United Kingdom & Europe. By searching for your ticket using our travel search engine, you are able to see the trains between Portsmouth in England to Cardiff in Wales as well as the train operator for this journey.
How far is it by train?
On average, it takes approximately 3h28m by train covering a distance of 103 miles to get to Cardiff from Portsmouth. The duration may change depending if the train is direct or if you need to make a change.
What is the price of the train?
Fares can change depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.
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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Portsmouth 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.
The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Buying your train from Portsmouth to Cardiff in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.
The cheapest tickets we found were from £14 when purchasing your train 15 days in advance which is 56% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.
We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Portsmouth and Cardiff by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Cardiff to Portsmouth and find the best deal for your outbound journey.
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The easiest way to pay less on your Portsmouth 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 residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.
Why should I buy a railcard?
The main benefit of using a railcard is that you only need a few trips to be profitable.
You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the railcard to be worth the investment. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you buy after that, you will save money.
For instance, train tickets from Portsmouth to Cardiff cost on average £50.00 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), it turns out that after only 2 one way trips from Cardiff to Portsmouth, the card will have paid for itself.
What is the cost of a railcard?
All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 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|
|Portsmouth 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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