There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Devon by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 34 min

$68 - $118

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. National Express
  2. Falcon

$39 - $42

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  3 h 35 min

$66 - $139

Train via Taunton  •  3 h 48 min

$68 - $137

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  1. 124.1 miles

$26 - $40

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Devon, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Cardiff to Devon twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $120 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Devon via Bristol Airport, Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal, Sowton, Honiton Road P&R, Exeter City Centre, Cheeke Street, and Exeter City Centre, Bus Station in around 4 h 34 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Cardiff Central to Taunton
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
Train from Taunton to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $18
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $35
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Taunton to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $27
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Sowton, Honiton Road P&R
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cardiff and Devon is 90 km. The road distance is 199 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Devon is to drive which costs £20 - £29 and takes 2 h 8 min.

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Devon is to drive which takes 2 h 8 min and costs £20 - £29.

No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Devon. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Yeoford via Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter St Davids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Devon. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Cheriton Cross, Coach House via Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal, Sowton, Honiton Road P&R and Exeter City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 34 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Cardiff to Devon, including transfers.