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Of the 5 trains that leave Cardiff for Bristol 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 41 km distance in an average of 13 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 12 m .
The slowest trains will take 16 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||25 miles (40 km)|
|Average train duration||12 min|
|Average train ticket price||£10 (€12)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Great Western Railway or Cross Country|
Trains from Cardiff to Bristol cover the 25 miles (40 km) long trip taking on average 12 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway or Cross Country. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £10, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £9. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Bristol Temple Meads.
Travel from Cardiff to Bristol from £9 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Cardiff and Bristol you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
It’s easy to book your CrossCountry train ticket between Cardiff and Bristol online with Omio! Simply check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Cardiff to Bristol as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. Prices for CrossCountry trains from Cardiff to Bristol start at £14 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 25 miles (40 km). If you search for CrossCountry trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train between Cardiff and Bristol. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Cardiff to Bristol CrossCountry train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!
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Travelling from Cardiff to Bristol is a breeze, with between 2 to 4 direct trains departing from Cardiff up until 1:00 p.m. All service arrive in less than an hour and trains include a variety of services including air conditioning and toilets
There are two train companies travelling between Cardiff and Bristol. Great Western Rail provides the majority of routes, with Crosscountry offering a limited amount of journeys throughout the day.
All trains running from Cardiff to Bristol are direct routes with no changes or layovers required. All services should arrive in Bristol between 48 and 52 minutes after departure.
The first train departing from Cardiff to Bristol leaves at 6:29 a.m. and the last departs at 13:00 p.m, with no evening routes available. Trains usually depart 4 time per hour up until the last departure time, however, passengers should note that several hours feature only 1 or 2 booking options.
Great Western Rail offers a variety of facilities including power outlets, Wifi, media, AC, toilets, luggage and bicycle space, and seat reservation. However, please note there are no refreshments services available. Crosscountry do offer a refreshment service and the majority of the same services, however, they do not offer Wifi or seat reservation.
Departure Station: Trains from Cardiff to Bristol depart from Cardiff central station and the station itself is located within the heart of the city and is easily accessible by taxi or bus.
Arrival Station: All trains from Cardiff to Bristol terminate in Bristol Temple Meads station. Buses depart regularly from outside the station. You can also take the scenic route and choose to take the river ferry to the city centre. The journey takes roughly 45 minutes and comes highly recommended as a way for newcomers to take in the sights of the city.
Omio customers book a train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads most frequently for this route.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Cardiff Central, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Cardiff. The most popular arrival train station in Bristol, called Bristol Temple Meads, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city centre.
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