Cheap Train Tickets to Cardiff

Trains to Cardiff: City Guide

Cardiff, or "Caerdydd" if you're a local, is the capital of Wales and the eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom. The Cardiff Central Railway Station plays a huge part in Welsh transport connecting Welsh cities to major UK cities such as London, Bristol, Manchester Birmingham, Glasgow and more. The city offers a great selection of attractions and things to do such as historic castles, shopping at the St.David's centre, three major performing arts theatres and rugby at the Millennium Stadium. It's no wonder Cardiff attracts millions of tourists each year.


Main train providers and routes to Cardiff

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Trains to Cardiff: Train providers & Ticket Information


Which train providers go to Cardiff? Great Western Railway, Cross Country, Arriva Trains Wales and Virgin Trains.

Which cities can I get the train to Cardiff from? You can catch the train from cities such as London, Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle and many more.

When is the best time to book a ticket to Cardiff? Train ticket prices can vary depending on your location. But booking from 6-8 weeks in advance is the key to finding cheap train tickets to Cardiff.

When is most expensive time to catch the train to Cardiff? The most pricey time to travel by train to Cardiff is in the morning between 8:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m.

Train Information and Getting to the City Centre


What is the main train station in Cardiff? Cardiff Central Railway Station is the main arrival point for those travelling to the city by train.

How to get from Cardiff Station to the city centre? Passengers arriving at Cardiff Station will find themselves only a ten minute walk from the high street. There are local buses which stop at the station and travel to the surrounding towns. There is also a taxi rank outside the station.

What is a fast fact about Cardiff Train Station? The station building is also a listed building, meaning it's of architectural interest and great effort is put into maintaining its appearance.

Travelling from London: Trains to Cardiff information


If travelling from London, trains depart every 30 minutes from Paddington Station with direct journeys available. The journey takes a little over two hours to complete. Great Western Rail is the service that will take you from Paddington Station to Cardiff train station. Trains typically run from 5.00 a.m. until 11.30 p.m.


Trains to Cardiff

via Belfast Central Dublin Conn CIE Dublin Port (Irish Ferries) Holyhead Cardiff Central
duration: 17:17 hrs
first: 16:05
last: 16:05
earliest: 09:22
last: 09:22
  • Belfast Central
  • Dublin Conn CIE
  • Dublin Port (Irish Ferries)
  • Holyhead
  • Cardiff Central


13/10/2015 16:05 - 09:22 £60.74
via Bath Spa Bristol Temple Meads Newport (Gwent) Cardiff Central
duration: 02:05 hrs
first: 20:36
last: 20:36
earliest: 22:41
last: 22:41
  • Bath Spa
  • Bristol Temple Meads
  • Newport (Gwent)
  • Cardiff Central


28/05/2016 20:36 - 22:41 £8.35
via Newcastle Manchester Piccadilly Cardiff Central
duration: 15:17 hrs
first: 21:55
last: 21:55
earliest: 13:12
last: 13:12
  • Newcastle
  • Manchester Piccadilly
  • Cardiff Central


14/05/2016 21:55 - 13:12 £52.02