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What's the best way to get from Plymouth 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 Plymouth to Cardiff, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

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

Prices will vary when you travel from Plymouth to Cardiff. On average, though, you'll pay about £ 64.67 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as £ 44.80, 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.

Journey Details

Best price £ 44.80
Journey duration 4 h 45 min
Connections per day 26
First departure 07:25
Last departure 11:13
Distance 87.6 mi
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 3 h 35 min
Plymouth - Cardiff Central
09:47 - 13:22
£ 52.22
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 3 h 55 min
Plymouth - Cardiff Queen Street
09:47 - 13:42
£ 52.28
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 4 h 43 min
Plymouth - Whitchurch (Cardiff)
09:47 - 14:30
£ 55.23
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 4 h 37 min
Plymouth - Cardiff Central
08:45 - 13:22
£ 61.06
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 4 h 57 min
Plymouth - Cardiff Queen Street
08:45 - 13:42
£ 61.12
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 5 h 17 min
Plymouth - Whitchurch (Cardiff)
11:13 - 16:30
£ 94.20
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 5 h 45 min
Plymouth - Whitchurch (Cardiff)
08:45 - 14:30
£ 150.30

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

The journey between Plymouth and Cardiff runs for about 87.6 mi and usually takes approximately 4 h 45 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 3 h 8 min. If you are trying to get from Plymouth to Cardiff as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

When do departures from Plymouth to Cardiff leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Plymouth to Cardiff, which usually leaves at 07:25. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 11:13. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations can I use to travel from Plymouth to Cardiff?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Plymouth and Cardiff. You can start your journey in Plymouth at stations such as Plymouth [ PLY ] and Plymouth. These connect to stations including Cardiff Central [ CDF ], Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street 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 Plymouth to Cardiff.

How many journeys from Plymouth to Cardiff take place each day?

If you want to get from Plymouth to Cardiff, you can travel with providers such as Nationalrail and Great Western Railway. You will find a maximum number of 55 departures per day. On average, there are 26 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 2 direct journeys between Plymouth and Cardiff. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 24 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you.

Stations of departure

Plymouth [ PLY ]

Destination stations

Cardiff Central [ CDF ]
Cardiff Central
Cardiff Queen Street
Whitchurch (Cardiff)

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