It takes an average of 38m to travel from Bridgend to Cardiff Central by train, over a distance of around 17 miles (28 km). There are normally 128 trains per day travelling from Bridgend to Cardiff Central and tickets for this journey start from £5.20 when you book in advance.
17 miles (28 km)
128 trains per day
Direct trains available
Planning a trip to the Welsh capital and need more information on how to travel from Bridgend to Cardiff Central by train? Look no further!
Usually, the journey time from Bridgend to Cardiff Central is around 41 minutes. However, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 20 minutes. On this route, there are around 97 direct trains running each day, so you don’t need to make any changes along the way.
If you’re travelling on this route, you’ll jump on a train at Bridgend station operated by either Transport for Wales or Great Western Railway. No matter who you travel with, you’ll enjoy onboard amenities such as comfortable seating and free WiFi on most services. After just 20 minutes, your train will arrive at Cardiff Central.
Once you’ve hopped off the train and left the station, you can start to explore everything Cardiff has to offer, such as Cardiff Castle and National Museum Cardiff. If you’d like to explore more of Wales, check out our guide to 8 of the best day trips from Cardiff by train.
If you’re hoping to save money on your train tickets, try travelling at Off-Peak times, as tickets tend to be cheaper during quieter travel times on weekdays and weekends. To save more, get a Railcard and you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.
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If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Bridgend to Cardiff Central is right for you.
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