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What's the best way to get from Exeter to Cardiff? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Exeter to Cardiff, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How much will I pay for train tickets from Exeter to Cardiff?

The prices for train tickets from Exeter to Cardiff vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Exeter to Cardiff will cost £ 30.10. The average train ticket price is approximately £ 47.79. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

Journey Details

Best price £ 30.10
Journey duration 4 h 18 min
Connections per day 39
First departure 09:40
Last departure 22:49
Distance 54.7 mi
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 3 h 33 min
St James Park (Exeter) - Cardiff Central
11:48 - 15:21
£ 40.30
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 4 h 35 min
St James Park (Exeter) - Cardiff Central
12:48 - 17:23
£ 40.30
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 3 h 14 min
St James Park (Exeter) - Cardiff Central
14:09 - 17:23
£ 40.30
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 3 h 31 min
St James Park (Exeter) - Cardiff Central
14:48 - 18:19
£ 40.30
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 4 h 29 min
St James Park (Exeter) - Cardiff Central
18:49 - 23:18
£ 40.30
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 3 h 4 min
St James Park (Exeter) - Cardiff Central
20:14 - 23:18
£ 40.30
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 2 h 50 min
St James Park (Exeter) - Cardiff Central
10:49 - 13:39
£ 41.19

How long does the journey from Exeter to Cardiff take by train?

The distance between Exeter and Cardiff is around 54.7 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 4 h 18 min. However, the fastest routes between Exeter and Cardiff take 2 h 25 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

When do departures from Exeter to Cardiff leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Exeter to Cardiff, which usually leaves at 09:40. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 22:49. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

What are the stations on the Exeter to Cardiff route?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Exeter and Cardiff. You can start your journey in Exeter at stations such as Exeter Central [ EXC ], Exeter St David's [ EXD ], St James Park (Exeter) and Exeter Central. These connect to stations including Cardiff Central [ CDF ], Cardiff Central and Whitchurch (Cardiff) in Cardiff. 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 Exeter to Cardiff.

How many times a day do departures from Exeter leave for Cardiff?

The route from Exeter to Cardiff is served by providers including Nationalrail and Great Western Railway. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 47 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Exeter 39 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Exeter to Cardiff, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 39 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors.

Stations of departure

Exeter Central [ EXC ]
Exeter St David's [ EXD ]
St James Park (Exeter)
Exeter Central

Destination stations

Cardiff Central [ CDF ]
Cardiff Central
Whitchurch (Cardiff)
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