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Train Information to Stansted from Cardiff

distanceDistance147 miles (237 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price$87 (€73)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Railway

Trains from Cardiff to Stansted cover the 147 miles (237 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 41 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $62 (€52), but the average price of train tickets is $87 (€73). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Stansted Airport.

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Trains from Cardiff to Stansted
Travel by train to Stansted 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 Stansted.
FAQs
How much are cheap trains to Stansted from Cardiff?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Stansted from Cardiff for the next 7 days starting from $62 (€52)  one way.
How much is a train ticket between Cardiff and Stansted?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cardiff to Stansted train price to come in at an average of $87 (€73)  one way.
How many miles is it from Cardiff to Stansted by train?
The distance from Cardiff to Stansted by train is approximately 147 miles (237 km).
How long is a train between Cardiff and Stansted on average?
The Cardiff to Stansted train duration is on average 3 h 41 min, which is to be expected when traveling 147 miles (237 km) between Cardiff and Stansted. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What station does the train from Cardiff to Stansted depart from? Which Stansted train station do I come into from Cardiff?

There are a few train stations in Cardiff to start your route from including Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays). In Stansted you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Stansted Airport, Stansted, London Stansted Airport and Stansted Mountfitchet.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Stansted Airport.

Where is the departure train station in Cardiff located? Where is the arrival train station in Stansted located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Cardiff Central and travel around 0.2 miles (425 m) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Stansted Airport and need to travel approximately 2.7 miles (4.3 km) from the train station to the city center in Stansted.

Which train companies can take me to Stansted from Cardiff?
If you're looking for trains from Cardiff to Stansted, you can rely on Great Western Railway to get you to Stansted. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Cardiff to Stansted route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there to Stansted from Cardiff a day?
On average, there are 8 trains a day from Cardiff to Stansted. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
How early should I purchase Cardiff to Stansted train tickets to get the best deals?
If you book a train ticket from Cardiff to Stansted within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $87 (€73) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Cardiff to Stansted are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Stansted
Cardiff Central is the most popular Cardiff railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cardiff for your trip to Stansted.
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