Cardiff to Barnstaple train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Cardiff to Barnstaple

Showing times and prices for May 24


Fastest Journey

3 h 48 m


3 h 54 m

Trains per day



76 km

Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to start from $69 with an average ticket price of $71.

The fastest train from Cardiff to takes 3h 48m in comparison to an average duration of 3h 54m and covers a distance of 76 km.

2 trains that leave Cardiff for every day with 2 travelling directly.

Great Western Railway
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Great Western Railway
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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Barnstaple

distanceDistance47 miles (75 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 55 min
priceAverage train ticket price$64 (€56)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersGreat Western Rail or CrossCountry

Trains from Cardiff to Barnstaple cover the 47 miles (75 km) long route taking on average 3 h 55 min with our travel partners like Great Western Rail or CrossCountry. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $54 (€47), but the average price of train tickets is $64 (€56). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Barnstaple.

Train providers: Great Western Rail and CrossCountry from Cardiff to Barnstaple trains

Great Western Rail and CrossCountry will get you from Cardiff to Barnstaple at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Cardiff and Barnstaple you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

FAQs: Trains from Cardiff to Barnstaple

FAQs: Travel by train from Cardiff to Barnstaple 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 Cardiff to Barnstaple.
Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Barnstaple can start from as little as $54 (€47) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cardiff to Barnstaple is $64 (€56); 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 Cardiff to Barnstaple is 3 h 55 min   to travel the 47 mile (75 km) long route, with around there are 12 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cardiff to Barnstaple leaves at 9: 28 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cardiff to Barnstaple leaves at 11: 30 AM.
There are 12 trains a day from Cardiff to Barnstaple which require at least one change with Great Western Rail or CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Take the Cardiff to Barnstaple train with Great Western Rail or CrossCountry. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Barnstaple from Cardiff as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Barnstaple, located 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Cardiff to Barnstaple is February.
You have options as you can travel to Barnstaple from Cardiff 2 different ways: train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Cardiff and Barnstaple

The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your journey between Cardiff and Barnstaple.
Amenities at station
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transit options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)
Amenities at station
Public transit options for Cardiff (Queen Street)
Onward travel information: Limited service from stop outside station Mondays to Fridays
Location for Rail Replacement Services: For services towards Cardiff Central use the bus stop at the front of the station. For services towards Cathays use the bus stop in front of the shop opposite the station entrance. Please ask a member of station staff if you are unsure of which stop to use.

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