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

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Exeter St Davids

$65 - $112

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to Bristol Airport National Express
  2. Take the bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Sowton, Honiton Road P&R Falcon

$37 - $40

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids

$60 - $136

Train via Taunton  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Taunton
  2. Take the train from Taunton to Exeter St Davids

$65 - $134

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Devon 124.1 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Devon is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Devon is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 8 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Devon is 56 miles. The road distance is 124.1 miles.

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

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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, Paris Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 52 min.

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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 37 min.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Devon is to train which takes 3 h 34 min and costs £50 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £29 - £32 and takes 4 h 52 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Devon.
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  • Distance: 56.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 34 min

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 - $110 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, and Exeter City Centre, Paris Street in around 4 h 52 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 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $75
Train from Cardiff Central to Taunton
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Train from Taunton to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $29
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
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
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
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $26
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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