How to travel from Cardiff to Plymouth

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Travel Information between Cardiff and Plymouth

distanceDistance87 miles (140 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$44 - $102
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $44 (€40) • 4 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $102 (€92) • 3 h 8 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Take a bus or train to travel 87 miles (140 km) to Plymouth from Cardiff. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 8 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $44 (€40). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cardiff to Plymouth.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cardiff to Plymouth

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There are 2 ways to travel between Cardiff and Plymouth including taking a bus or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Cardiff to Plymouth is by taking a bus with an average price of $44 (€40).

This is compared to other travel options to Plymouth:

A bus is $58 (€52) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Cardiff to Plymouth costing on average $102 (€92).

The quickest way to travel to Plymouth from Cardiff is by train, which takes on average 3 h 8 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 4 h 40 min.

The distance from Cardiff to Plymouth is approximately 87 miles (140 km).

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Plymouth is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Plymouth from Cardiff as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Cardiff to Plymouth:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Plymouth, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers take a train from Cardiff Central to Plymouth.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cardiff to Plymouth:

  • You can take a bus from Cardiff to Plymouth with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $44 (€40) with National Express from Cardiff to Plymouth.
  • You can travel from Cardiff to Plymouth by train with Cross Country. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $102 (€92) with Cross Country from Cardiff to Plymouth.
Many of our customers traveling from Cardiff to Plymouth don't make Plymouth their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Plymouth are London, Bristol or Birmingham, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Plymouth to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Cardiff to Plymouth, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $44 (€40) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $102 (€92) one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Cardiff to Plymouth tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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