Cardiff to Paignton train

Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Paignton

Showing times and prices for 19 Aug





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.

Great Western Railway
08:00Cardiff3h24 11:24Paignton
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Train schedule Cardiff to Paignton

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 19 August
Great Western Railway
08:00Cardiff3h24 11:24Paignton
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Fastest train times from Cardiff to Paignton

Showing times and prices for 19 Aug

Fastest Journey

3 h 24 m


3 h 24 m

Trains per day



119 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Cardiff for Paignton every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Great Western Railway
08:00Cardiff3h24 11:24Paignton
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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Paignton

distanceDistance74 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 13 min
priceAverage train ticket price£47 (€54)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersFirst Great Western Service

Trains from Cardiff to Paignton cover the 74 miles long trip taking on average 3 h 13 min with our travel partners like First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £47, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £31. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Paignton.

Train providers: Great Western Rail trains Cardiff to Paignton

Find the best trains between Cardiff and Paignton with Omio's travel partners Great Western Rail from £31. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Great Western Rail

Enjoy a smooth and easy route to Paignton from Cardiff with Great Western Rail! As an official travel partner of Great Western Rail, Omio can help you search current train timetables from Great Western Rail, compare the best routes from Cardiff to Paignton as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable Great Western Rail Cardiff to Paignton train ticket available today. If you search for Great Western Rail tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train to Paignton from Cardiff on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 74 miles (119 km) journey to Paignton from Cardiff with ease and comfort on a train with Great Western Rail.

Cardiff to Paignton train information with Great Western Rail:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 23 min
  • Great Western Rail frequency: 7 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff to Paignton

Travel by train to Paignton 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 Paignton.
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Cardiff and Paignton to cost as little as £31  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cardiff to Paignton train price to come in at an average of £47  one way.
You should expect to travel around 74 miles  to Paignton from Cardiff by train.
While the time it takes to travel 74 miles between Cardiff and Paignton can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Cardiff to Paignton is on average 3 h 13 min.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Paignton.

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Cardiff Central and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Paignton most often arrive at Paignton and need to travel around 0.4 miles (635 m) from this train station to the city centre.

Take the Cardiff to Paignton train with First Great Western Service. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route between Cardiff and Paignton as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of trains departing Cardiff for Paignton is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train departing from Cardiff to Paignton leaves at 07: 00. The last train departing from Cardiff to Paignton leaves at 11: 55. You can find the latest Cardiff to Paignton train timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
If you buy Cardiff to Paignton train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £47. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Paignton from Cardiff. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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 between Cardiff and Paignton.
Amenities at station
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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