There are 3 ways to get from Cardiff to Torquay by train 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 12 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Torquay

$75 - $140

Cheapest option

Train CrossCountry  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newton Abbot

$74 - $187

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Torquay 129.6 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Torquay is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Torquay is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 12 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Torquay is 72 miles. The road distance is 129.6 miles.

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The train from Cardiff Central to Torquay takes 3 h 12 min including transfers and departs five times a week.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Torquay. Services depart five times a week. The journey takes approximately 3 h 12 min.

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Cardiff to Torquay 5 times a week. Tickets cost $75 - $140 and the journey takes 3 h 12 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Torquay
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
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 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newton Abbot
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$28 - $45
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $95
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
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newton Abbot
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $65

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