Trains from Southampton to Cardiff

Southampton to Cardiff train information

Southampton Cardiff train map

Train duration 2h38m
Arrival Cardiff, Wales
Departure Southampton, England
Distance 87 Miles
Train operators Cross Country, Great Western Railway
Lowest train price from £11.00
Average train price £23.00
  • All trains from Southampton (South East England) to Cardiff (East Wales) are provided by Cross Country, Great Western Railway. The services on board can vary depending on the rail company.
  • There are 87 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Southampton to Cardiff is around 2h38m. Train travel is most of the time the quickest way to travel to Cardiff from Southampton, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving or taking the plane.
  • Based on our data, the lowest price to travel in the next 180 days is £11.00. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Southampton to Cardiff train tickets

from £11.00 MORE 2h47m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £9.00 MORE 7h31m
Flight
from £71.62 MORE 14h56m

Southampton - Cardiff prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Southampton 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.

Southampton - Cardiff: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Southampton to Cardiff are increasing the closer you get to your departure day. According to our data, if you buy your train 7 days in advance, you can find tickets from £14 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £37 for your train. Thus, you may save 63% on the price of your ticket by booking 7 days 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.

Best prices for Southampton to Cardiff trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Southampton
Central
Cardiff
Central
£11.00 24/12/2019 18:10 Great Western Railway 2 days ago
Southampton
Central
Cardiff
Central
£11.00 24/12/2019 17:11 Great Western Railway 2 days ago
Southampton
Central
Cardiff
Central
£11.00 24/12/2019 14:10 Great Western Railway 2 days ago
Southampton
Central
Cardiff
Central
£11.00 24/12/2019 12:11 Great Western Railway 2 days ago
Southampton
Central
Cardiff
Central
£11.00 24/12/2019 13:11 Great Western Railway 2 days ago
Southampton
Central
Cardiff
Central
£14.50 24/12/2019 12:27 Great Western Railway 2 days ago
Southampton
Central
Cardiff
Central
£14.50 24/12/2019 18:43 Great Western Railway 2 days ago
Southampton
Central
Cardiff
Central
£16.00 24/12/2019 08:23 Great Western Railway 2 days ago
Southampton
Central
Cardiff
Central
£19.00 24/12/2019 09:11 Great Western Railway 2 days ago
Southampton
Central
Cardiff
Central
£19.00 24/12/2019 08:10 Great Western Railway 2 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Southampton Cardiff train

Discount Southampton - Cardiff train tickets

Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals exist to pay less for your Southampton Cardiff train ticket and make even more savings 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.

How much can I save with a railcard?

When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several trips. But is it really profitable when taking the train from Southampton to Cardiff? Use your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average cost for a Southampton Cardiff ticket (i.e.: £22.83)(1)

The first step is to divide A by B: this will show 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 trips needed across the year to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£22.83 = 3.85. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 4 trips from Southampton to Cardiff (one way journey).

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most adult fares, hence you will save 1/3 on most train tickets.

(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
Southampton to Cardiff train £22.83 £15.22 £7.61 3.86

(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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