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Duration 2h 15m
Distance 108.6 miles
Average price £85
Frequency 22/day

Trip overview

The average train between Exeter and Cardiff University takes 2h 15m and the fastest train takes 1h 48m. There is a train service every few hours from Exeter to Cardiff University. 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 University
2h 20m
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Exeter to Cardiff University train times

Trains run hourly between Exeter and Cardiff University. The earliest departure is at 14:27 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Exeter is at 19:27 which arrives into Cardiff University at 21:15. All services require a transfer at Bristol Parkway and take an average of 2h 15m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Cardiff University. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Cardiff Central via Bristol Parkway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 20m.

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The distance between Exeter and Cardiff University is 54 miles. The road distance is 108.6 miles.

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Exeter to Cardiff University train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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

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There are 672+ hotels available in Cardiff University. Prices start at £75 per night.

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What companies run services between Exeter and Cardiff University?

You can take a train from Exeter to Cardiff University via Bristol Parkway and Cardiff Central in around 2h 20m.
Train operators
CrossCountry
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
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 17m
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
Twice 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
6 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £70
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £70
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £70
Train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £35
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 - £29
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£13 - £16
Anytime Day 1st Class
£22 - £29
Train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £70
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £70

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