The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Bristol to Cardiff is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 8 trains that leave Bristol for Cardiff every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||25 miles (40 km)|
|Average train duration||50 min|
|Average train ticket price||$23 (€21)|
|Train frequency||51 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 31 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Cross Country, Great Western Railway or First Great Western Service|
Trains from Bristol to Cardiff cover the 25 miles (40 km) long journey taking on average 50 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, Great Western Railway or First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 51 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $23 (€21), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $21 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Cardiff Central.
You can travel by train to Cardiff from Bristol with CrossCountry and Great Western Rail for as low as $21 (€19). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Bristol and Cardiff you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Looking for trains from Bristol to Cardiff? CrossCountry is one of the best companies to travel with on the 25 miles (40 km) journey between Bristol and Cardiff. As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio quickly shows you the latest CrossCountry train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Bristol to Cardiff routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains between Bristol and Cardiff, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Bristol - Cardiff train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with CrossCountry!
CrossCountry from Bristol to Cardiff train information:
One of the best ways to travel from Bristol to Cardiff is by taking a train with Great Western Rail. Omio helps you find the ideal Great Western Rail train from Bristol to Cardiff by showing you Great Western Rail current train schedules and timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like baggage allowance) and the best prices for this Bristol to Cardiff route. You can expect to travel 25 miles (40 km) to Cardiff from Bristol on a train with Great Western Rail. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains to Cardiff from Bristol, you can check straight away if the Great Western Rail ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your Great Western Rail train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip from Bristol to Cardiff!
Train information from Bristol to Cardiff with Great Western Rail:
Catching the train is usually the best way to travel from Bristol to the Welsh capital. 2-3 direct trains leave Bristol Temple Meads Station every hour from 7:00 a.m. until late evening, so travelers won't lack for choice. And with a journey time between 48 minutes and one hour three minutes, reaching Cardiff is easy.
Travelers will only have one company to use when heading from Bristol to Cardiff. Great Western Railway is the only operator on the busy route, running regular direct services every day of the week.
Journeys from Bristol to Cardiff aren't particularly time-consuming. Expect direct journeys to take between 48 minutes and one hour three minutes in the vast majority of cases.
Trains leave every hour, seven days a week between Bristol and Cardiff. In fact, travelers can generally expect a choice of 35-45 trains every day, all of which run directly to the heart of Cardiff.
Departure train station: Trains from Bristol to Cardiff will leave from Bristol Temple Meads Station, the city's major rail hub. Temple Meads has direct coach links to Bristol Airport via the Bristol Airport Flyer Express. Leave at least 30 minutes for the transfer. Those coming from locations in the Bristol metropolitan area can take a range of buses. For example, the 8 route runs from Clifton, while bus 9 serves Redland, and the X39 bus runs from nearby Bath. The station offers a variety of shops and eateries, allowing customers to prepare for their journeys.
Arrival train station: All trains from Bristol will arrive at Cardiff Central Station, which is located in the city's Central Square. As the name suggests, the station isn't far from the center of the city. Arrivals can simply walk 5-10 minutes northwards, and they will find Cardiff's downtown shopping district. Cardiff Castle is 15 minutes walk to the north along the River Taff, as is the Principality Stadium. Those headed to the university may wish to take additional rail services to Cathays Station, while anyone seeking to reach the airport can take the 905 express bus or trains to Rhoose Station.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Cardiff Central.
Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Bristol Temple Meads and need to travel around 1.9 miles (3 km) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Cardiff most often arrive at Cardiff Central and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from this train station to the city center.
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