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There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff to Devon by train, bus or car

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Train CrossCountry  •  3 h 33 min

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

$66 - $138

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 41 min

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

$67 - $121

Bus  •  5 h 32 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 Sandy Gate, Sowton P&R Falcon

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Devon 124.1 miles

$26 - $40

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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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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, Sandy Gate, Sowton P&R and Exeter City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 32 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 33 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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The best way to get from Cardiff to Devon without a car is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs £50 - £110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Cardiff to Devon, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Devon bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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Cardiff to Devon train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Devon is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs £50 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 32 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 33 min

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

You can take a train from Cardiff to Devon via Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter St Davids in around 3 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Devon via Bristol Airport, Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal, Sandy Gate, Sowton P&R, Exeter City Centre, Sidwell Street, and Exeter City Centre, Bus Station in around 5 h 32 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
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 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
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
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
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
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to Bristol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Sandy Gate, Sowton P&R
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach South West

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Cardiff to Devon bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, arrive at Sandy Gate, Sowton P&R station.

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Cardiff to Devon train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Exeter St Davids station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Devon is 124 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to drive from Cardiff to Devon.

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