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Duration 2h 41m
Distance 109.7 miles
Average price £90
Frequency 21/day

Trip overview

The average train between Exeter and Cardiff Bay (Water) takes 2h 41m and the fastest train takes 2h 2m. There is a train service every few hours from Exeter to Cardiff Bay (Water). 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

  1. Exeter St Davids
  2. Bristol Parkway
  3. Cardiff Bay (Water)
2h 22m
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£51 - £266

Exeter to Cardiff Bay (Water) train times

Trains run hourly between Exeter and Cardiff Bay (Water). The earliest departure is at 06:27 in the morning, and the last departure from Exeter is at 19:27 which arrives into Cardiff Bay (Water) at 21:44. All services require a transfer, and take on average 2h 41m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Cardiff Bay (Water). However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Grangetown (Cardiff) via Bristol Parkway and Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 22m.

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The distance between Exeter and Cardiff Bay (Water) is 53 miles. The road distance is 109.7 miles.

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Exeter to Cardiff Bay (Water) train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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Exeter to Cardiff Bay (Water) train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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There are 685+ hotels available in Cardiff Bay (Water). Prices start at £75 per night.

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What companies run services between Exeter and Cardiff Bay (Water)?

You can take a train from Exeter to Cardiff Bay (Water) via Bristol Parkway and Cardiff Central in around 2h 22m.
Train operators
CrossCountry
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £150
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £150
Train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£27 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£27 - £33
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Great Western Railway
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£30 - £40
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£30 - £40
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £70
Train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£13 - £17
Anytime Day 1st Class
£23 - £35
Train from Exeter St Davids to Taunton
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £16
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£13 - £16
Anytime Day 1st Class
£22 - £29
Train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £40
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £70

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