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Traveling from Reading to Cardiff with Virail

Planning to travel from Reading to Cardiff? 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 will I pay for train tickets from Reading to Cardiff?

The prices for train tickets from Reading 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 Reading to Cardiff will cost £ 27.38. The average train ticket price is approximately £ 44.72. 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 £ 27.38
Journey duration 1 h 57 min
Connections per day 22
First departure 10:03
Last departure 22:09
Distance 95 mi
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 1 h 23 min
Reading - Cardiff Central
10:04 - 11:27
£ 39.80
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 1 h 26 min
Reading - Cardiff Central
11:03 - 12:29
£ 39.80
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 1 h 23 min
Reading - Cardiff Central
12:09 - 13:32
£ 39.80
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 1 h 21 min
Reading - Cardiff Central
14:09 - 15:30
£ 39.80
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 1 h 27 min
Reading - Cardiff Central
15:09 - 16:36
£ 39.80
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 1 h 23 min
Reading - Cardiff Central
16:09 - 17:32
£ 39.80
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 1 h 28 min
Reading - Cardiff Central
17:09 - 18:37
£ 39.80

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

The journey from Reading to Cardiff covers a distance of 95.7 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 1 h 57 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 1 h 21 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Reading to Cardiff faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

At what time of the day can I travel from Reading to Cardiff?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Reading to Cardiff, which usually leaves at 10:03. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 22:09. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

When traveling from Reading to Cardiff by train, which stations can I use?

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

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

The route from Reading to Cardiff is served by providers including Nationalrail, SBB and Great Western Railway. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 31 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Reading 22 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Reading 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 11 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 11 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

Reading [ RDG ]
Reading

Destination stations

Cardiff Central [ CDF ]
Cardiff Central
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