The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Cardiff to Bath will cost around £ 23 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 14.
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1 h 4 m
1 h 8 m
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Of the 6 trains that leave Cardiff for Bath every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 58 km distance in an average of 1 h 8 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 4 m .
The slowest trains will take 1 h 20 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||36 miles (58 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 4 min|
|Average train ticket price||£16 (€18)|
|Train frequency||19 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 19 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Great Western Railway|
Trains from Cardiff to Bath cover the 36 miles (58 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 4 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway. Normally, there are 19 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £16, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £14. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Bath Spa.
It's easy to take in some history when trains from Cardiff to Bath Spa station are regular and fast. An hourly direct service departs Cardiff Central from around 5:00 a.m. late in the evening, taking a little over an hour. Occasional interim services are also available, which require one change and take only slightly longer at an hour and twenty minutes, depending on connections. Trains from Cardiff to Bath are run by First Great Western, which also offers an hourly weekend service.
The Welsh capital's main train station is Cardiff Central, lying south-west of the city. It is adjacent to the Millennium Stadium and a mere 10-minute walk from the shopping district and Cardiff Castle. Many of the South Wales valley lines run into Cardiff Central, making for a swift connection, and the station also features a taxi rank, bike lock-up and car park. Outside the entrance is Cardiff bus station, with local and regional services operating between 5:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. The T9 express bus also runs from the airport to the train station and city centre, departing every 20 minutes throughout the day.
Bath is best known for its grand Georgian architecture, historic Roman baths and green spaces. Exploring the picturesque city is easy on foot and takes just 7 minutes from Bath Spa train station to the city centre. However, several buses also service this route, departing from the bus station adjacent to the train station. Buses run approximately every 10-15 minutes to the centre, university and the city's other districts. Meanwhile, a taxi rank and cycle hire facility are also available at the train station entrance.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Bath Spa.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Cardiff Central, located approximately 0.2 miles (425 m) from the city centre of Cardiff. The most popular arrival train station in Bath, called Bath Spa, is located around 0.1 miles (137 m) away from its city centre.
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