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Best price £ 0.29
Journey duration 4 h 33 min
Connections per day 76
First departure 05:45
Last departure 00:54
Distance 87.6 mi

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Planning to travel from Cardiff to Plymouth? Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start - but that's where Virail comes in. Our powerful search engine will explore all the options available for your trip, combing through more than 2000 transport companies all over the globe. All you have to do is enter your travel dates. In an instant, we'll show you a thorough list of possible routes, with all the information you need to make your decision. Choose from buses, trains, and more, connecting or direct, one-way or round trip - whatever you prefer. When you see your results, select your chosen option and Virail will redirect you to the provider's website, where you can complete your booking. Let us do the legwork for you, and you can just sit back and enjoy your trip.

How much does it cost to get from Cardiff to Plymouth by train?

Prices will vary when you travel from Cardiff to Plymouth. On average, though, you'll pay about £ 36.96 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as £ 0.29, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

Trains from Cardiff to Plymouth

How much time will it take to go from Cardiff to Plymouth by train?

In order to get from Cardiff to Plymouth faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Cardiff and Plymouth will complete the journey in 2 h 53 min. On average, it will take you about 4 h 33 min to travel the 87.6 mi between Cardiff and Plymouth.

What time are the first and last departures from Cardiff to Plymouth?

The first journey of the day departs from Cardiff at 05:45. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 00:54. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Cardiff and Plymouth. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

Which stations can I use on the Cardiff to Plymouth route?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Cardiff and Plymouth. You can start your journey in Cardiff at stations such as Cardiff Central [ CDF ], Cardiff Bay [ CDB ], Cardiff Queen Street [ CDQ ] and Cardiff Air Bus [ XCF ]. These connect to stations including Plymouth [ PLY ] in Plymouth. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Cardiff to Plymouth.

How many times a day do journeys run from Cardiff to Plymouth?

You will be able to travel from Cardiff to Plymouth using companies such as Nationalrail. Combined, these providers offer an average of 76 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to 83 departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Cardiff to Plymouth using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 3 direct connections from Cardiff to Plymouth each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 73 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week.