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Duration 3h 1m
Distance 117.2 miles
Average price £110
Frequency 8/day

Trip overview

The average train between Bournemouth and Cardiff takes 3h 1m and the fastest train takes 2h 49m. The train service runs several times per day from Bournemouth to Cardiff. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train via Reading

  1. Bournemouth
  2. Reading
  3. Cardiff
3h 8m
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£84 - £189

Bournemouth to Cardiff train times

Trains run every four hours between Bournemouth and Cardiff. The earliest departure is at 09:40 in the morning, and the last departure from Bournemouth is at 19:40 which arrives into Cardiff at 22:42. All services require a transfer at Reading and take an average of 3h 1m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Bournemouth to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Cardiff Central via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 8m.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Cardiff is 78 miles. The road distance is 117.2 miles.

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Bournemouth to Cardiff train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Bournemouth station.

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Bournemouth to Cardiff train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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