Cardiff to Plymouth train

Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Plymouth

Showing times and prices for May 25

Cheapest

69

Average

71

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Great Western Railway
08:00AMCardiff3h32 11:32AMPlymouth
0 transfers
691One-way
Great Western Railway
11:00AMCardiff3h32 02:32PMPlymouth
0 transfers
701One-way
Great Western Railway
10:00AMCardiff4h13 02:13PMPlymouth
0 transfers
711One-way
Great Western Railway
09:00AMCardiff4h13 01:13PMPlymouth
0 transfers
711One-way

Train schedule from Cardiff to Plymouth

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25
Great Western Railway
08:00AMCardiff3h32 11:32AMPlymouth
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Great Western Railway
09:00AMCardiff4h13 01:13PMPlymouth
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
10:00AMCardiff4h13 02:13PMPlymouth
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
11:00AMCardiff3h32 02:32PMPlymouth
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Cardiff to Plymouth

Showing times and prices for May 25

Fastest Journey

3 h 32 m

Average

3 h 52 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

141 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Cardiff for Plymouth every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Great Western Railway
11:00AMCardiff3h32 02:32PMPlymouth
0 transfers
701One-way
Great Western Railway
08:00AMCardiff3h32 11:32AMPlymouth
0 transfers
691One-way
Great Western Railway
10:00AMCardiff4h13 02:13PMPlymouth
0 transfers
711One-way
Great Western Railway
09:00AMCardiff4h13 01:13PMPlymouth
0 transfers
711One-way

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Plymouth

distanceDistance87 miles (140 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 26 min
priceAverage train ticket price$70 (€62)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Railway or Cross Country

Trains from Cardiff to Plymouth cover the 87 miles (140 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 26 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway or Cross Country. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $66 (€58), but the average price of train tickets is $70 (€62). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Plymouth.

Train providers: CrossCountry from Cardiff to Plymouth trains

CrossCountry trains will get you to Plymouth from Cardiff from $66 (€58). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry

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

Find the perfect CrossCountry train to Plymouth from Cardiff for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest CrossCountry train schedules and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train to Plymouth from Cardiff. You can also check relevant travel information for the CrossCountry train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 87 miles (140 km) on this journey and your CrossCountry Cardiff to Plymouth train ticket can cost as little as $66 (€58) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets between Cardiff and Plymouth in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

CrossCountry from Cardiff to Plymouth train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 10 min
  • Average Price: $66
  • CrossCountry frequency: 5 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff to Plymouth

Travel by train to Plymouth 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 Plymouth.
FAQs
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Plymouth from Cardiff for as low as $66 (€58)  for the next 7 days.
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cardiff to Plymouth train to cost on average $70 (€62)  one way.
The Cardiff to Plymouth train distance is approximately 87 miles (140 km).
While the time it takes to travel 87 miles (140 km) between Cardiff and Plymouth can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cardiff to Plymouth train journey time is on average 3 h 26 min.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Plymouth.

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Cardiff Central and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Plymouth most often arrive at Plymouth and need to travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from this train station to the city center.

When taking a train from Cardiff to Plymouth, you can count on Great Western Railway or Cross Country for the best way to get you to Plymouth. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Cardiff to Plymouth and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
The average number of trains departing Cardiff for Plymouth is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first Cardiff to Plymouth train departs at 7: 00 AM   and the last train from Cardiff to Plymouth leaves at 9: 30 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Cardiff to Plymouth on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets from Cardiff to Plymouth within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $70 (€62) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Cardiff to Plymouth a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Plymouth
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 from Cardiff to Plymouth.
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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

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