Bristol to Cardiff train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Bristol to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Jun 22


Fastest Journey

45 m


50 m

Trains per day



41 km

Cheap train tickets from Bristol to start from $10 with an average ticket price of $18.

The fastest train from Bristol to takes 45m in comparison to an average duration of 50m and covers a distance of 41 km.

6 trains that leave Bristol for every day with 4 travelling directly.

Great Western Railway
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:44AMCardiff Central (CDF)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:45AMCardiff Central (CDF)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:37AMCardiff Central (CDF)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:37AMCardiff Central (CDF)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:10AMCardiff Central (CDF)
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Bristol to Cardiff

distanceDistance25 miles (40 km)
durationAverage train duration42 min
priceAverage train ticket price$14 (€12)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 14 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreat Western Rail, CrossCountry or Transport for Wales

Trains from Bristol to Cardiff cover the 25 miles (40 km) long route taking on average 42 min with our travel partners like Great Western Rail, CrossCountry or Transport for Wales. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $6 (€5), but the average price of train tickets is $14 (€12). Travelers depart most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train providers: Great Western Rail, CrossCountry and Transport for Wales from Bristol to Cardiff trains

For as little as $8 (€7) you can travel by train from Bristol to Cardiff with Great Western Rail, CrossCountry and Transport for Wales. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

Great Western Railway is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London Paddington to the West of England, South Wales and the Cotswolds. It also operates services from London Paddington to Oxford, Reading and Bristol. It offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, air conditioning and catering services. The most popular routes for Great Western Railway are London Paddington to Bristol, Reading and Oxford.

Train information from Bristol to Cardiff with Great Western Rail:

  • Average Duration: 45 min
  • Cheapest Price: $8

FAQs: Trains from Bristol to Cardiff

FAQs: Travel by train from Bristol to Cardiff easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bristol to Cardiff.
Cheap train tickets from Bristol to Cardiff can start from as little as $6 (€5) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Bristol to Cardiff is $14 (€12); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Bristol to Cardiff is 42 min   to travel the 25 mile (40 km) long trip, with around there are 25 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Bristol to Cardiff leaves at 6: 38 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Bristol to Cardiff leaves at 10: 58 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Bristol to Cardiff without having to change trains with Great Western Rail or CrossCountry. There are 14 direct trains from Bristol to Cardiff each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a train from Bristol to Cardiff, you can count on Great Western Rail, CrossCountry or Transport for Wales for the best way to get you to Cardiff. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Cardiff from Bristol and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 10: 58 PM.

When departing from Bristol, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol, Airport and Bristol, Napier Road. When arriving in Cardiff, you can end your journey in train stations like Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads, which is located around 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cardiff Central, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Cardiff from Bristol is worth doing with a journey time of 42 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Bristol to Cardiff is October.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Cardiff from Bristol including taking a bus or train.

Important Stations and Airports in Bristol and Cardiff

Bristol Temple Meads is the most popular Bristol railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Bristol for your trip to Cardiff.
Amenities at station
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 06: 45 - 21: 30
Public transit options for Bristol Temple Meads
Bus lines: A1, 1, 2, 8, 39/349/X39, 70, 73, 178, 376
Train lines: CrossCountry, Great Western Main Line, Severn Beach Line
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Station front. Alternative: the lower approach road, outside the front of Bristol & Exeter House

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