Which operators can I use?
The route connecting Shrewsbury, which is in England and Cardiff, located in Wales is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.
How far is it by train?
On average, it takes normally 2h41m by train to cover the 87 miles to go to Cardiff from Shrewsbury. The train duration can change depending if the train is direct or with changes.
What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?
Depending how far in advance you purchase your ticket and the travel date, the cost of the train can change.
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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Shrewsbury 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 Prices for train tickets Shrewsbury to Cardiff are increasing if you don't book early. According to our data, if you buy your train 1 day in advance, you can find tickets from £18 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £40 for your train. Thus, you may save 55% on the price of your ticket by booking 1 day in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.
The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.
We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Shrewsbury and Cardiff by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Cardiff to Shrewsbury and find the best deal for your outbound journey.
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The best way to pay less on your Shrewsbury 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 residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.
When purchasing a railcard, you want to save money after several trips. But is it really worth it when taking the train from Shrewsbury to Cardiff? Check with your calculator, taking into account:
A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)
B = average saving with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)
C = average price for a Shrewsbury Cardiff ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)
Initially, divide A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Now divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of trips needed throughout the duration of the railcard's validity to start saving money.
In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 2 trips from Shrewsbury to Cardiff (one way journey).
The cost to get a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most rail 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|
|Shrewsbury 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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