Barnstaple to Cardiff by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:58
  • Last train
    00:05
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 22m

Travelling from Barnstaple to Cardiff by train

The fastest trains from Barnstaple to Cardiff take around 3 hours and 22 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 76 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Barnstaple and Cardiff.

Journeys between Barnstaple and Cardiff usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 13 departures on the route from Barnstaple to Cardiff every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 10 departures. The duration is normally about 3 hours and 22 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Barnstaple around 06:58 and the last train is around 22:16. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Barnstaple around 07:05, and the last at 00:05.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Barnstaple to Cardiff train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Barnstaple to Cardiff by train.

Which trains operate between Barnstaple and Cardiff?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Barnstaple to Cardiff, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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