Cardiff to Exeter by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Cardiff to Exeter by train
Fast trains from Cardiff to Exeter take around 2 hours and 7 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 86 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Exeter.
1. Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Exeter?
Direct trains from Cardiff to Exeter have been found.
We usually find around 9 direct trains on the route from Cardiff to Exeter every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 3 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Cardiff to Exeter?
The Cardiff to Exeter train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 7 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Cardiff to Exeter train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Exeter is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 07:00 and the last train is around 13:00.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 07:00, and the last at 21:04.
What's the Cardiff to Exeter train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Cardiff to Exeter are $10.64.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $20 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $30. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Cardiff to Exeter 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 Cardiff to Exeter by train.
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Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Exeter?
More than one train company operates on the route from Cardiff to Exeter, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- 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.
Exeter to Cardiff by train