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Paignton to Cardiff by train

  • First train
    06:34
  • Last train
    23:55
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 42m
  • Distance
    118 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    27
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 35m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Paignton to Cardiff by train

Fast trains from Paignton to Cardiff take around 2 hours and 42 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 118 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Paignton and Cardiff.

1. Are there direct trains from Paignton to Cardiff?

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

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Paignton to Cardiff every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 24 departures.

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

The Paignton to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 42 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Paignton around 06:34 and the last train is around 23:55. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Paignton around 06:34, and the last at 23:30.

When to book Paignton 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 Paignton to Cardiff by train.

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Which train companies operate between Paignton and Cardiff?

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

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

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

Cardiff to Paignton by train

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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.