Trains from Portsmouth to Cardiff

Portsmouth to Cardiff train information

Portsmouth Cardiff train map

Train duration 3h28m
Arrival Cardiff, Wales
Departure Portsmouth, England
Distance 103 Miles
Train operators Great Western Railway, Southern
Lowest train price from £49.00
Average train price £51.00

Which operators can I use?

There are many train companies across the country & Europe but the journey connecting Portsmouth in England to Cardiff in Wales are run by Great Western Railway, Southern.

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?

We found tickets from £49.00 to travel in the next month. Prices will vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Portsmouth to Cardiff train tickets

from £49.00 MORE 3h24m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £15.70 MORE 6h27m

Portsmouth - Cardiff prices calendar

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

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Portsmouth - 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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Days before Departure

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.

Best prices for Portsmouth to Cardiff trains

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.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Portsmouth
and Southsea
Cardiff
Central
£49.00 19/07/2020 17:12 Great Western Railway 3 months ago
Portsmouth
and Southsea
Cardiff
Central
£49.00 19/07/2020 20:12 Great Western Railway 3 months ago
Portsmouth
and Southsea
Cardiff
Central
£49.00 19/07/2020 18:12 Great Western Railway 3 months ago
Portsmouth
and Southsea
Cardiff
Central
£49.00 19/07/2020 13:12 Great Western Railway 3 months ago
Portsmouth
and Southsea
Cardiff
Central
£49.00 19/07/2020 13:12 Great Western Railway 3 months ago
Portsmouth
and Southsea
Cardiff
Central
£49.00 19/07/2020 14:12 Great Western Railway 3 months ago
Portsmouth
and Southsea
Cardiff
Central
£49.00 19/07/2020 15:12 Great Western Railway 3 months ago
Portsmouth
and Southsea
Cardiff
Central
£49.00 19/07/2020 17:12 Great Western Railway 3 months ago
Portsmouth
and Southsea
Cardiff
Central
£49.00 19/07/2020 11:12 Great Western Railway 3 months ago
Portsmouth
and Southsea
Cardiff
Central
£49.00 19/07/2020 19:12 Great Western Railway 3 months ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Portsmouth Cardiff train

Discount Portsmouth - Cardiff train tickets

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 £50.33 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £50.33 (£88/£50.33 = 1.75), 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 £50.33 £33.55 £16.78 1.75

(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