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Travelling from Cardiff to Paignton by train

Fast trains from Cardiff to Paignton take around 2 hours and 47 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 118 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Paignton.

Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Paignton?

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

We usually find around 45 departures on the route from Cardiff to Paignton every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 51 departures.

How long is the train journey from Cardiff to Paignton?

The Cardiff to Paignton train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 47 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Cardiff to Paignton train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Paignton is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 05:12 and the last train is around 23:31. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 04:56, and the last at 21:02.

When to book Cardiff to Paignton 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 Paignton by train.

Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Paignton?

More than one train company operates on the route from Cardiff to Paignton, 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.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and 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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