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 Gloucester to Cardiff will cost around £ 15 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 9.
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Of the 14 trains that leave Gloucester for Cardiff every day 13 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 78 km distance in an average of 1 h 5 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 58 m .
The slowest trains will take 1 h 42 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||48 miles (77 km)|
|Average train duration||55 min|
|Average train ticket price||£13 (€14)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Cross Country or Arriva Trains Wales|
Trains from Gloucester to Cardiff cover the 48 miles (77 km) long route taking on average 55 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Arriva Trains Wales. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £13, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £9. Travellers depart most frequently from Gloucester and arrive in Cardiff Central.
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Taking trains from Gloucester to Cardiff is a quick and straightforward way of making the journey. There are at least two direct services an hour and an additional connecting route most hours of the day. The timetable is slightly reduced on Saturdays and Sundays. Direct routes take approximately one hour, while connecting services take up to 90 minutes. Departures are from Gloucester Railway Station with arrivals at Cardiff Central Station.
Direct routes to Cardiff from Gloucester are operated by Arriva and CrossCountry, while a connecting service is provided by Great Western Railway. All three operators have modern rolling stock with comfortable carriages. On some trains, seats can be reserved. Standard on-board facilities include luggage space, toilets and WiFi, while some trains also have catering services.
Direct trains from Gloucester to Cardiff take approximately one hour to complete the journey, and travelling time on connecting routes varies from one hour 15 minutes to 90 minutes. Where a connection is required, it is made at Filton Abbey Wood.
Trains from Gloucester to Cardiff depart frequently throughout the day from early morning until late at night on Mondays to Fridays. There are at least two direct services every hour and a further connecting train on most hours of the day. The service is slightly reduced on Saturdays and Sundays.
Departure train station: Trains on routes from Gloucester to Cardiff start their journey at Gloucester Railway Station, a station that is noted for having the second-longest railway platform in the UK. It is located just a few minutes walk from the city centre and served by local buses. Among the facilities at Gloucester Station are car and bicycle parking, ATMs, toilets, waiting areas and a cafe.
Arrival train station: Trains to Cardiff from Gloucester arrive at Cardiff Central Station. This is located in the city centre and is a busy transport hub that is served by local, regional and intercity trains as well as local and long-distance buses. Facilities at the station include a taxi rank, car and bicycle parking, ATMs, waiting areas, WiFi, toilets, shops, cafes and fast food kiosks.
Omio customers book a train from Gloucester to Cardiff Central most frequently for this route.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Gloucester and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Cardiff Central and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Cardiff.
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