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Cardiff Central to Bridgend by train

It takes an average of 36m to travel from Cardiff Central to Bridgend by train, over a distance of around 17 miles (28 km). There are normally 159 trains per day travelling from Cardiff Central to Bridgend and tickets for this journey start from £5.40 when you book in advance.

First train

04:35

Last train

01:39

Departure station

Cardiff Central

Arrival station

Bridgend

Journey time

From 19m

Distance

17 miles (28 km)

Frequency

159 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £5.40

Train operators

Great Western Railway, Transport for Wales

Travel by train from Cardiff to Bridgend in 19 minutes

Want to book train tickets and need more information about the journey from Cardiff to Bridgend by train? Look no further!  

Usually, the journey from Cardiff Central to Bridgend by train takes around 36 minutes, however the fastest services can take as little as 19 minutes. Each day, there are around 130 direct trains running on this route, so you don’t need to worry about making any changes along the way.  

If you’re travelling on this route, you’ll board a train at Cardiff Central station operated by either Great Western Railway or Transport for Wales. No matter who you travel with, you’ll enjoy onboard amenities such as comfortable seating, generous luggage storage and free WiFi on most services. In just under 20 minutes, your train will arrive at Bridgend station.  

Once you’ve jumped off the train at the station, you’ll find yourself in the centre of Bridgend. From here, you can visit all the shops, cafes and restaurants that Bridgend has to offer, as well as Newcastle – a medieval fortress once held by Henry II.   

If you’d like to save money on your train tickets, try travelling at Off-Peak times, as tickets are usually cheaper during quieter travel times. To save even more, get yourself a Railcard and you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. 

Eager to book? There’s no need to wait, start a search for cheap train tickets from Cardiff Central to Bridgend in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. For more information, keep reading for FAQs, tips on booking cheap train tickets and live train times.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Cardiff Central to Bridgend? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Cardiff Central to Bridgend take?

The average journey time by train between Cardiff Central and Bridgend is 36 minutes, with around 159 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Cardiff Central and Bridgend by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cardiff Central to Bridgend is 19 minutes.

How much does the train from Cardiff Central to Bridgend cost?

Train ticket prices from Cardiff Central to Bridgend can start from as little as £5.40 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Cardiff Central to Bridgend?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Cardiff Central to Bridgend without having to change trains. There are 159 direct trains from Cardiff Central to Bridgend each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Cardiff Central to Bridgend leave?

The first train from Cardiff Central to Bridgend leaves at 04:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Cardiff Central to Bridgend leave?

The last train from Cardiff Central to Bridgend leaves at 01:39. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Cardiff Central and Bridgend by train?

Trains travelling from Cardiff Central to Bridgend cover a distance of around 17 miles (28 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bridgend to Cardiff Central.

Cheap train tickets from Cardiff Central to Bridgend

Train tickets from Cardiff Central to Bridgend start at £5.40 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

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Consider a Season Ticket

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 Cardiff Central to Bridgend is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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