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Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Leicester

Showing times and prices for May 18

Cheapest

$49

Average

$84

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Cardiff to Leicester will cost around $ 84 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 49.

Cross Country
08:45AMCardiff3h25 12:10PMLeicester
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$491One-way
Cross Country
09:45AMCardiff3h25 01:10PMLeicester
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$491One-way
Cross Country
01:53PMCardiff3h15 05:08PMLeicester
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$801One-way
Cross Country
09:51AMCardiff3h19 01:10PMLeicester
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$1201One-way
Cross Country
08:51AMCardiff3h19 12:10PMLeicester
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$1211One-way

Train schedule from Cardiff to Leicester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wed, May 18
Cross Country
08:45AMCardiff3h25 12:10PMLeicester
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Cross Country
08:51AMCardiff3h19 12:10PMLeicester
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Cross Country
09:45AMCardiff3h25 01:10PMLeicester
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Cross Country
09:51AMCardiff3h19 01:10PMLeicester
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Cross Country
01:53PMCardiff3h15 05:08PMLeicester
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Wed
May 18
$49Cross Country
$11Flixbus
Thu
May 19
$58Cross Country
$11Flixbus
Fri
May 20
$116Cross Country
$12Flixbus
Sat
May 21
$60Cross Country
$18Flixbus
Sun
May 22
$60Cross Country
$15Flixbus
Mon
May 23
$58Cross Country
$16Flixbus
Tue
May 24
$24Cross Country
$11Flixbus

Fastest train times from Cardiff to Leicester

Showing times and prices for May 18

Fastest Journey

3 h 15 m

Average

3 h 20 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

190 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Cardiff for Leicester every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 190 km distance in an average of 3 h 20 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 15 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 25 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Cross Country
01:53PMCardiff3h15 05:08PMLeicester
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$801One-way
Cross Country
09:51AMCardiff3h19 01:10PMLeicester
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$1201One-way
Cross Country
08:51AMCardiff3h19 12:10PMLeicester
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$1211One-way
Cross Country
09:45AMCardiff3h25 01:10PMLeicester
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$491One-way
Cross Country
08:45AMCardiff3h25 12:10PMLeicester
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$491One-way

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Leicester

distanceDistance118 miles (190 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 25 min
priceAverage train ticket price$83 (€75)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesTransport for Wales or Cross Country

Trains from Cardiff to Leicester cover the 118 miles (190 km) long route taking on average 3 h 25 min with our travel partners like Transport for Wales or Cross Country. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $48 (€44), but the average price of train tickets is $83 (€75). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Leicester.

Train providers: CrossCountry from Cardiff to Leicester trains

CrossCountry trains will get you from Cardiff to Leicester from $48 (€44). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Leicester from Cardiff you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Book your CrossCountry Cardiff to Leicester train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry up-to-date train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Cardiff to Leicester routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from Cardiff to Leicester is 118 miles (190 km), and the best price for a one-way Cardiff - Leicester CrossCountry train ticket starts at $48 (€44) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train. Waiting in a line at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

Cardiff to Leicester train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 33 min
  • Average Price: $48
  • CrossCountry frequency: 10 a day

CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train between Cardiff and Leicester:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff to Leicester

Travel by train to Leicester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Leicester.
FAQs

How much are cheap trains to Leicester from Cardiff?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Leicester for as low as $48 (€44)  for the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train between Cardiff and Leicester?

If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cardiff to Leicester train to cost on average $83 (€75)  one way.

How far is Cardiff to Leicester by train?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Cardiff to Leicester by train to be approximately 118 miles (190 km).

How long is the train between Cardiff and Leicester?

The train time from Cardiff to Leicester is on average 3 h 25 min  for the 118 miles (190 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Cardiff to Leicester by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What station does the train from Cardiff to Leicester depart from? Which Leicester train station do I come into from Cardiff?

Omio customers book a train from Cardiff Central   to Leicester   most frequently for this route.

Where is the Cardiff train station located? Where is the Leicester train station located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Cardiff Central, located approximately 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city center of Cardiff. The most popular arrival train station in Leicester, called Leicester, is located around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from its city center.

Which train companies can take me between Cardiff and Leicester?

When taking a train from Cardiff to Leicester, you can count on Transport for Wales or Cross Country for the best way to get you to Leicester. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Cardiff and Leicester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many trains per day are there to Leicester from Cardiff?

On average, there are 10 trains a day from Cardiff to Leicester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What time is the earliest train from Cardiff to Leicester? What time is the last train from Cardiff to Leicester?

You can take the first train from Cardiff to Leicester at 4: 55 AM. The last train from Cardiff to Leicester that you can take departs at 7: 30 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Cardiff to Leicester schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.

How early should I buy Cardiff to Leicester train tickets to get the best deals?

If you purchase a train ticket from Cardiff to Leicester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $83 (€75) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Cardiff and Leicester are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Leicester
The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your journey to Leicester from Cardiff.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transit options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway