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Great Western Railway
08:33AM1h56
London Paddington (PAD)
10:29AMCardiff Central (CDF)
671One-way
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Great Western Railway
01:45PM1h54
London Paddington (PAD)
03:39PMCardiff Central (CDF)
711One-way
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Great Western Railway
09:31AM1h56
London Paddington (PAD)
11:27AMCardiff Central (CDF)
711One-way
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Popular trains to and from Cardiff

Popular trains to Cardiff

Bristol to Cardiff train

from $6
Direct trains available
0h42 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway
  • Cross Country
  • Transport for Wales

London to Cardiff train

from $38
Direct trains available
1h47 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway
  • South Western Railway

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff train

from $47
Direct trains available
2h59 average duration
16trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway
  • Thameslink

Manchester to Cardiff train

from $48
Direct trains available
3h05 average duration
Served by
  • Transport for Wales
  • Cross Country

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Cardiff train

from $60
Direct trains available
2h16 average duration
15trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway
  • Heathrow Express

Popular trains from Cardiff

Cardiff to London train

from $30
Direct trains available
1h48 average duration
16trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway
  • South Western Railway

Cardiff to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train

from $43
Direct trains available
3h00 average duration
12trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway

Cardiff to Manchester train

from $47
Direct trains available
3h19 average duration
7trains per day
Served by
  • Transport for Wales
  • Cross Country

Cardiff to Liverpool train

from $47
Direct trains available
3h38 average duration
3trains per day
Served by
  • Transport for Wales
  • Cross Country
  • West Midlands Railway

Cardiff to Edinburgh train

from $98
Direct trains available
5h59 average duration
11trains per day
Served by
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Cross Country
  • Transport for Wales
  • Transpennine Express

Trains to Cardiff

Whether you’re in town for rugby at Millennium Stadium, a trip back in time at Cardiff Castle or an afternoon relaxing at Cardiff Bay, the Welsh capital has plenty to offer. Its city center is very compact, which means most major attractions are within easy walking distance or just a quick bus ride away. Cardiff itself is easy to reach by local and long-distance train or by plane to Cardiff Airport, which is handy for international travelers.

Which is the main train station in Cardiff?

Cardiff’s main train station is Cardiff Central railway station, where trains from across the UK arrive on a daily basis. The station is located right in the heart of the city center, on the east side of the River Taff. It’s just a 4-minute walk from big, bustling St. David’s Dewi Sant shopping mall and a 10-minute walk from Cardiff Castle. The city’s second station is Cardiff Queen Street, which is a hub for local rail routes around South Wales.

Which train companies offer trains to Cardiff?

Great Western Railway is one of the most frequent providers of trains to Cardiff from southern England. They offer direct, twice-hourly trains from London Paddington, as well as hourly trains from Portsmouth and Taunton which pass via Bristol. CrossCountry also offers an hourly service from Nottingham which passes via Birmingham. CrossCountry and Virgin Trains offer quick indirect services from more distant cities, including Edinburgh, while Arriva Trains Wales offers direct trains from Manchester.

Why travel by train to Cardiff?

Cardiff makes the perfect base for exploring the rest of Wales by train. The extensive Welsh rail network connects the capital with smaller towns and cities across the country. Along the way, travelers have a chance to take in broad swathes of the stunning scenery Wales is known for. Even if you don’t have time to see the whole of Wales, Cardiff is easy to reach from elsewhere in the UK, thanks to direct connections with several major cities.

Before you travel to Cardiff by train - good to know!

For the most colorful shopping experience, avoid the crowds at St. David’s and head to Cardiff Central Market. The market is housed in a beautiful Victorian building, with stores over two floors, plus plenty of spots to grab a bite to eat. Its surrounding area is well served by the extensive Cardiff bus network, which is even more affordable if you buy a prepaid travel card known as an Iff card.

Train providers: Great Western Rail, CrossCountry and West Midland Trains to Cardiff trains

You can travel by train to Cardiff with Great Western Rail, CrossCountry and West Midland Trains. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

The Heathrow Express is a train service from the United Kingdom that operates between London Heathrow Airport and Paddington Station in London. It runs every 15 minutes from 5: 10am to 11: 25pm, with a journey time of just 15 minutes. The train service offers two types of trains: the Express Class and the Business First Class. Express Class offers comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, and power sockets, while Business First Class offers extra legroom, complimentary newspapers, and complimentary refreshments. There are three types of tickets available: Single, Return, and Group. Onboard facilities include a café bar, luggage storage, and a quiet zone. The most popular routes for the Heathrow Express are London Heathrow Airport to Paddington Station, and Paddington Station to London Heathrow Airport.

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