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from Derby to Cardiff

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Travel Information from Derby to Cardiff

distanceDistance123 miles (198 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$30 - $51
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $30 (€25) • 8 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $51 (€42) • 2 h 46 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Take a bus or train to travel 123 miles (198 km) to Cardiff from Derby. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 46 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $30 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Derby to Cardiff.

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FAQs

How do I reach Cardiff from Derby?

There are 2 travel options from Derby to Cardiff: bus or train.

How do I get from Derby to Cardiff the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel to Cardiff from Derby is by taking a bus with an average price of $30 (€25).

This is compared to other travel options to Cardiff:

A bus is $21 (€17) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Derby to Cardiff costing on average $51 (€42).

What is the fastest way to travel to Cardiff from Derby?

The quickest way to travel between Derby and Cardiff is by train, which takes on average 2 h 46 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 8 h 30 min.

What is the distance from Derby to Cardiff?

The distance from Derby to Cardiff is approximately 123 miles (198 km).

How many services a day are there between Derby and Cardiff?

The average frequency per day from Derby to Cardiff is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

When traveling from Derby to Cardiff, what are the departure and arrival points in Derby and Cardiff?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Derby to Cardiff:

  • Buses mostly leave from Derby, Bus Station and tend to arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
  • Trains most often depart from Derby at Derby and arrive in Cardiff at Cardiff Central.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Derby to Cardiff?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Derby to Cardiff, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express to go to Cardiff by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Derby to Cardiff tickets on Omio for $30 (€25).
  • Cross Country can take you to Cardiff by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Cross Country from Derby to Cardiff for $51 (€42).

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Derby to Cardiff?

Your trip from Derby to Cardiff doesn't have to end in Cardiff. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Birmingham. If you’d like to add London, Bristol or Birmingham to your Derby to Cardiff tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cardiff today!

When should I purchase a ticket from Derby to Cardiff online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket costs $30 (€25) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $51 (€42) one way.

But we recommend booking Derby to Cardiff 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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