How to get from Plymouth to Cardiff

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from Plymouth to Cardiff

You can get from Plymouth to Cardiff by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

To get from Plymouth to Cardiff on 06 Jul we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:10Plymouth5h50 15:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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£321One-way
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10:00Plymouth6h20 16:20Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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£311One-way
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12:25Plymouth5h55 18:20Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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£341One-way
15:30Plymouth6h00 21:30Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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£351One-way
07:25Plymouth6h35 14:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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£321One-way

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Travel Information between Plymouth and Cardiff

distanceDistance87 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £64 • 3 h 2 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 87 miles between Plymouth and Cardiff. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Plymouth to Cardiff.

Travel Tips: Travel from Plymouth to Cardiff

Travel to Cardiff 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 Plymouth to Cardiff.
FAQs

There are 4 ways to get from Plymouth to Cardiff: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Plymouth to Cardiff, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cardiff:

A flight journey is usually £36 less than a journey to Cardiff by coach, which costs on average £36 for the same trip.

A flight journey is usually £1 less than a journey to Cardiff by ferry, which costs on average £1 for the same trip.

A flight is generally £64 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £64 from Plymouth to Cardiff.

The quickest way to travel between Plymouth and Cardiff is by train, which takes on average 3 h 2 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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Cardiff is approximately 87 miles away from Plymouth.

The average frequency per day from Plymouth to Cardiff is:

  • 21 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Plymouth to Cardiff as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Plymouth to Cardiff:

  • Coaches from Plymouth to Cardiff most often leave from Plymouth, Coach Station and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
  • Trains from Plymouth to Cardiff most often leave from Plymouth and arrive in Cardiff Central.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Plymouth to Cardiff, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can take you to Cardiff by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from Plymouth to Cardiff for £36.
  • Travel with Great Western Railway to go to Cardiff by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Great Western Railway Plymouth to Cardiff tickets on Omio for £64.
Your journey from Plymouth to Cardiff doesn't have to end in Cardiff. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Birmingham. If you’d like to add London, Bristol or Birmingham to your Plymouth to Cardiff trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cardiff today!

When planning your trip to Cardiff from Plymouth, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £36 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £1 one way.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average £1 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £64 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Cardiff from Plymouth online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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