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from Exeter to Cardiff

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Travel Information to Cardiff from Exeter

distanceDistance54 miles (87 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $76
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $22 (€19) • 4 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $76 (€64) • 2 h 21 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Cross Country

Travel 54 miles (87 km) by bus or train to Cardiff from Exeter. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 21 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€19). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Megabus or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Exeter to Cardiff.

Travel Tips: Travel from Exeter to Cardiff

Travel to Cardiff 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 Exeter to Cardiff.

How do I travel from Exeter to Cardiff?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Cardiff from Exeter. You can take a bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Cardiff is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $22 (€19) compared to other travel options to Cardiff:

Taking a bus is about $54 (€45) less than taking a train, which costs on average $76 (€64) for this journey.

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

The fastest way to get to Cardiff from Exeter is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 21 min.

Other travel options to Cardiff can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Cardiff by bus can take on average 4 h 5 min.

What is the distance between Exeter and Cardiff?

The distance is approximately 54 miles (87 km) from Exeter to Cardiff.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Exeter to Cardiff?

The average frequency per day from Exeter to Cardiff is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

When traveling to Cardiff from Exeter, where do I depart from Exeter and where do I arrive in Cardiff?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Exeter, Sidwell Street (City Centre) and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Exeter to Cardiff depart from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central.

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

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

  • You can travel from Exeter to Cardiff by bus with Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $22 (€19) with Megabus from Exeter to Cardiff.
  • You can take a train from Exeter to Cardiff with Cross Country. Cheap tickets can be found for $76 (€64) with Cross Country from Exeter to Cardiff.

Where should I go next after I travel to Cardiff from Exeter?

Your trip from Exeter 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 Exeter 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 buy a ticket from Exeter to Cardiff online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $22 (€19) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $76 (€64) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Exeter 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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