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Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Bristol

Showing times and prices for Jun 16

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cardiff to Bristol is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Great Western Railway
02:25PM0h45
Cardiff
03:10PMBristol
$81One-way
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
06:25PM0h46
Cardiff
07:11PMBristol
$91One-way
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
09:18AM0h58
Cardiff
10:16AMBristol
$91One-way
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
07:25PM0h46
Cardiff
08:11PMBristol
$91One-way
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
11:25AM0h45
Cardiff
12:10PMBristol
$91One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Cardiff to Bristol

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, June 16
Great Western Railway
11:25AM0h45
Cardiff
12:10PMBristol
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
10:00AM0h52
Cardiff
10:52AMBristol
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
02:25PM0h45
Cardiff
03:10PMBristol
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
06:25PM0h46
Cardiff
07:11PMBristol
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
09:30PM0h50
Cardiff
10:20PMBristol
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Cardiff to Bristol

Showing times and prices for Jun 16

Fastest Journey

45 m

Average

48 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

41 km

Of the 8 trains that leave Cardiff for Bristol every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Great Western Railway
11:25AM0h45
Cardiff
12:10PMBristol
$91One-way
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
02:25PM0h45
Cardiff
03:10PMBristol
$81One-way
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
11:11PM0h45
Cardiff
11:56PMBristol
$231One-way
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
06:25PM0h46
Cardiff
07:11PMBristol
$91One-way
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
07:25PM0h46
Cardiff
08:11PMBristol
$91One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Bristol

distanceDistance25 miles (40 km)
durationAverage train duration43 min
priceAverage train ticket price$16 (€14)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 15 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Rail or CrossCountry

Trains from Cardiff to Bristol cover the 25 miles (40 km) long trip taking on average 43 min with our travel partners like Great Western Rail or CrossCountry. 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 $16 (€14). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Bristol Temple Meads.

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

You can travel by train to Bristol from Cardiff with Great Western Rail and CrossCountry for as low as $8 (€7). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

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.

Cardiff to Bristol train information with Great Western Rail:

  • Average Duration: 43 min
  • Cheapest Price: $8

Train tickets from Cardiff to Bristol: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 10 €
2 weeks earlier 9 €11%
3 weeks earlier 7 €43%
1 month before 6 €67%
2 months earlier 6 €67%
3 months earlier 6 €67%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Cardiff - Bristol. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Cardiff - Bristol 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 43% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Cardiff - Bristol with 2 months in advance you save up to about 67% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 67%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

FAQs: Trains from Cardiff to Bristol

FAQs: Travel by train from Cardiff to Bristol 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 Bristol.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Bristol can start from as little as $6 (€5) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cardiff to Bristol is $16 (€14); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cardiff to Bristol train travel time is 43 min   for the 25 mile (40 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cardiff to Bristol leaves at 5: 28 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cardiff to Bristol leaves at 11: 30 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Cardiff to Bristol without having to change trains with Great Western Rail. There are 15 direct trains from Cardiff to Bristol each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Take the Cardiff to Bristol train with Great Western Rail or CrossCountry. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey to Bristol from Cardiff as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 11: 30 PM.

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

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 Bristol Temple Meads, located 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Bristol from Cardiff is worth doing with a journey time of 43 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Cardiff to Bristol by train is May.
You have options as you can travel to Bristol from Cardiff 2 different ways: train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Cardiff and Bristol

Cardiff
Bristol
Cardiff Central is the most popular Cardiff 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 Cardiff for your trip to Bristol.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
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
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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.
Cardiff BayParkingTaxisAccessibility
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ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Cardiff Bay
Onward travel information: There is a bus stop outside the station.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Wait at the bus stop close to the station entrance on Bute Street
Rhoose Cardiff International AirportParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3333211202
Public transit options for Rhoose Cardiff International Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Wait at bus stop on Station Road adjacent to level crossing
Whitchurch (Cardiff)ParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Whitchurch (Cardiff)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Along the A470 (Northern Avenue) towards Cardiff at the bus stop after the junction with Caedelyn Road

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