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Barnstaple to Cardiff by train

  • First train
    06:58
  • Last train
    00:05
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 1m
  • Distance
    76 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    15
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 19m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Barnstaple to Cardiff by train

Fast trains from Barnstaple to Cardiff take around 3 hours and 1 minute, covering a distance of approximately 76 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Barnstaple and Cardiff.

1. Are there direct trains from Barnstaple to Cardiff?

Journeys between Barnstaple and Cardiff usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 14 departures on the route from Barnstaple to Cardiff every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 16 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Barnstaple to Cardiff?

The Barnstaple to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 1 minute, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Barnstaple to Cardiff train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Barnstaple around 06:58 and the last train is around 22:16. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Barnstaple around 07:05, and the last at 00:05.

When to book Barnstaple to Cardiff train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Barnstaple to Cardiff by train.

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Which train companies operate between Barnstaple and Cardiff?

More than one train company operates on the route from Barnstaple to Cardiff, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.