Timetable Cheltenham to Cardiff

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sun, Sep 26
10:12AMCheltenham Spa1h14 11:26AMCardiff Central
0 changes
10:38AMCheltenham Spa1h17 11:55AMCardiff Central
0 changes
11:00AMCheltenham Spa1h06 12:06PMCardiff Central
0 changes
11:15AMCheltenham Spa1h17 12:32PMCardiff Central
0 changes
11:25AMCheltenham Spa1h35 01:00PMCardiff Central
0 changes
12:00PMCheltenham Spa1h06 01:06PMCardiff Central
0 changes
12:12PMCheltenham Spa1h21 01:33PMCardiff Central
0 changes
12:35PMCheltenham Spa1h18 01:53PMCardiff Central
0 changes
01:16PMCheltenham Spa1h09 02:25PMCardiff Central
0 changes
02:09PMCheltenham Spa1h27 03:36PMCardiff Central
0 changes
02:15PMCheltenham Spa1h09 03:24PMCardiff Central
0 changes
03:15PMCheltenham Spa1h10 04:25PMCardiff Central
0 changes
03:26PMCheltenham Spa1h20 04:46PMCardiff Central
0 changes

This is the last train of the day.

Find all the dates and times for this journey

The fastest trains from Cheltenham to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Sep 26

Fastest Journey

1 h 6 m

Average

1 h 16 m

Trains per day

13

Distance

89 km

Of the 13 trains that leave Cheltenham for Cardiff every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 89 km distance in an average of 1 h 16 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 6 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 35 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.

Fastest
12:00PMCheltenham Spa1h06 01:06PMCardiff Central
0 changes
$211One-way
Fastest
11:00AMCheltenham Spa1h06 12:06PMCardiff Central
0 changes
$211One-way
01:16PMCheltenham Spa1h09 02:25PMCardiff Central
0 changes
$211One-way
02:15PMCheltenham Spa1h09 03:24PMCardiff Central
0 changes
$211One-way
03:15PMCheltenham Spa1h10 04:25PMCardiff Central
0 changes
$211One-way

These companies trust us. We sell their tickets all in one place.

Deutsche Bahn
Renfe
Italo
Frecciarossa

Train Information between Cheltenham and Cardiff

distanceDistance55 miles (88 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 12 min
priceAverage train ticket price$18 (€14)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country or Arriva Trains Wales

Trains from Cheltenham to Cardiff cover the 55 miles (88 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 12 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Arriva Trains Wales. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $18 (€14), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $12 (€9). Travelers depart most frequently from Cheltenham Spa and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train companies

Train between Cheltenham and Cardiff with Crosscountry Railways

Travel between Cheltenham and Cardiff from $12 (€9) with Omio’s train partners Crosscountry Railways! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

Crosscountry Railways

If you're looking for cheap Crosscountry Railways tickets from Cheltenham to Cardiff, check out Omio! With one-way Cheltenham to Cardiff train ticket prices starting as low as $21 (€17) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Cardiff from Cheltenham by showing you the latest Crosscountry Railways offers, train schedules and tickets for this 55 miles (88 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this trip, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with Crosscountry Railways. If you search for Crosscountry Railways tickets from Cheltenham to Cardiff in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between Cheltenham and Cardiff on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with Crosscountry Railways so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Crosscountry Railways when booking your train tickets between Cheltenham and Cardiff due to the coronavirus:

  • 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 Cheltenham to Cardiff
Travel by train to Cardiff 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 Cheltenham to Cardiff.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets to Cardiff from Cheltenham cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Cardiff from Cheltenham for as low as $12 (€9)  for the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket to Cardiff from Cheltenham?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $18 (€14)  for a train ticket from Cheltenham to Cardiff.
What is the distance from Cheltenham to Cardiff by train?
The distance between Cheltenham and Cardiff by train is approximately 55 miles (88 km).
How long is the train from Cheltenham to Cardiff?
On average the Cheltenham to Cardiff train time is 1 h 12 min  covering the 55 miles (88 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by train from Cheltenham to Cardiff, which train station in Cheltenham do I depart from and which train station in Cardiff do I arrive in?

Some of the Cheltenham train stations to Cardiff you can start your journey from include Cheltenham Spa and Cheltenham, Cheltenham Racecourse (Park&Ride). Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Cardiff include Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays).

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Cheltenham Spa   and arriving in Cardiff Central.

Where is the train station in Cheltenham? Where is the train station in Cardiff?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Cheltenham Spa, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Cheltenham. The most popular arrival train station in Cardiff, called Cardiff Central, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.

What train companies offer a service to Cardiff from Cheltenham?
If you're looking for trains from Cheltenham to Cardiff, you can rely on Cross Country or Arriva Trains Wales to get you to Cardiff. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Cheltenham to Cardiff trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there between Cheltenham and Cardiff a day?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Cheltenham to Cardiff. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What time is the earliest train from Cheltenham to Cardiff? What time is the last train from Cheltenham to Cardiff?
You can take the earliest train from Cheltenham to Cardiff at 7: 46 AM   or take the last train from Cheltenham to Cardiff leaving at 10: 18 AM. Look for the latest Cheltenham to Cardiff train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
When should I book the Cheltenham to Cardiff train for the best deals on tickets?
If you purchase a train ticket from Cheltenham to Cardiff within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $18 (€14) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Cheltenham and Cardiff are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cheltenham
Cardiff
Cheltenham Spa
Amenities