Cardiff to Poole by train

  • First train
    05:55
  • Last train
    23:27
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 32m
  • Distance
    117 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    23
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 44m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Cardiff to Poole by train

Fast trains from Cardiff to Poole take around 3 hours and 32 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 117 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Poole.

1. Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Poole?

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

We usually find around 45 departures on the route from Cardiff to Poole 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 59 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Cardiff to Poole?

The Cardiff to Poole train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 32 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Cardiff to Poole train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Poole is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 05:55 and the last train is around 23:27. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 04:55, and the last at 23:11.

When to book Cardiff to Poole 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 Poole by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Poole?

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

  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • South West Trains
  • South 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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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.

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