Cardiff to Bedford train

Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Bedford

Showing times and prices for 13 Aug

Cheapest

£111

Average

£113

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.

Cross Country
09:00Cardiff5h39 14:39Bedford
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£1111One-way
Great Western Railway
08:18Cardiff3h37 11:55Bedford
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£1141One-way

Train schedule Cardiff to Bedford

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, 13 August
Great Western Railway
08:18Cardiff3h37 11:55Bedford
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Cross Country
09:00Cardiff5h39 14:39Bedford
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Fastest train times from Cardiff to Bedford

Showing times and prices for 13 Aug

Fastest Journey

3 h 37 m

Average

4 h 38 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

200 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Cardiff for Bedford every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Great Western Railway
08:18Cardiff3h37 11:55Bedford
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£1141One-way
Cross Country
09:00Cardiff5h39 14:39Bedford
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£1111One-way

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Bedford

distanceDistance124 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 44 min
priceAverage train ticket price£80 (€90)
frequencyTrain frequency38 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Railway, CrossCountry or First Great Western Service

Trains from Cardiff to Bedford cover the 124 miles long journey taking on average 3 h 44 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway, CrossCountry or First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 38 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £80, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £36. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Bedford.

Train providers: CrossCountry and Great Western Rail trains Cardiff to Bedford

CrossCountry and Great Western Rail trains will get you from Cardiff to Bedford from £36. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry
Great Western Rail

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Cardiff to Bedford you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

CrossCountry is one of the best options when travelling by train between Cardiff and Bedford. Omio quickly shows you current CrossCountry train timetables for the Cardiff - Bedford route and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest route available. The distance from Cardiff to Bedford is around 124 miles (200 km) and the cheapest CrossCountry one-way ticket you can book starts at £111. As you check the latest Cardiff to Bedford train timetable from CrossCountry for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Bedford safely. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect CrossCountry ticket between Cardiff and Bedford so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

Cardiff to Bedford train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 24 min
  • Average Price: £111
  • CrossCountry frequency: 12 a day

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train to Bedford from Cardiff, check Omio for Great Western Rail trains offering this journey. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 124 miles (200 km) route to Bedford from Cardiff, Omio makes it easier than ever to find Great Western Rail trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current Great Western Rail train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route to Bedford from Cardiff as well as relevant ticket information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and book your Great Western Rail train on Omio. If you search for trains to Bedford from Cardiff in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Great Western Rail tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. With prices for Great Western Rail trains between Cardiff and Bedford starting at £114, buy your official Great Western Rail tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff to Bedford

Travel by train to Bedford easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Bedford.
FAQs
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Cardiff to Bedford for as little as £36  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cardiff to Bedford train price to come in at an average of £80  one way.
The train distance from Cardiff to Bedford is around 124 miles.
While the time it takes to travel 124 miles to Bedford from Cardiff can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Cardiff to Bedford is on average 3 h 44 min.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Bedford.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Bedford, located 0.6 miles (925 m) away from the city centre.

For the journey from Cardiff to Bedford you can take a train with Great Western Railway, CrossCountry or First Great Western Service. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Cardiff and Bedford on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
The average number of trains departing Cardiff for Bedford is 38 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train for this route departs from Cardiff at 07: 41. The last train leaves from Cardiff at 20: 20. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Cardiff to Bedford and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
You can find a train from Cardiff to Bedford to cost on average £80 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Cardiff to Bedford train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Bedford
The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your trip from Cardiff to Bedford.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)

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