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Overview: Train from Cheltenham to Cardiff

distanceDistance55 miles (88 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 21 min
priceAverage train ticket price$13 (€11)
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 journey taking on average 1 h 21 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Arriva Trains Wales. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $13 (€11), but the average price of train tickets is $13 (€11). Travelers depart most frequently from Cheltenham Spa and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train providers: CrossCountry from Cheltenham to Cardiff trains

CrossCountry trains will get you from Cheltenham to Cardiff from $13 (€11). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.


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

Are you making plans to travel to Cardiff from Cheltenham? Why not take a train with CrossCountry? Omio can show you current CrossCountry train times, tickets, travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on Cheltenham to Cardiff trains all in one place. On the CrossCountry train, you can expect to travel 55 miles (88 km) to Cardiff from Cheltenham. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to Cardiff from Cheltenham, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you have found your perfect one-way CrossCountry train from Cheltenham to Cardiff, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!

Cheltenham to Cardiff train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 11 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 8 a day

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your CrossCountry train ticket to Cardiff from Cheltenham:

  • 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.

How much does a cheap train from Cheltenham to Cardiff cost?

Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Cardiff from Cheltenham for the next 7 days starting from $13 (€11)  one way.

How much does it cost to take a train from Cheltenham to Cardiff?

If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cheltenham to Cardiff train to cost on average $13 (€11)  one way.

How far is it from Cheltenham to Cardiff by train?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Cardiff from Cheltenham by train to be approximately 55 miles (88 km).

How long is a train between Cheltenham and Cardiff on average?

On average the Cheltenham to Cardiff train time is 1 h 21 min  covering the 55 miles (88 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What is the departure train station in Cheltenham and arrival train station in Cardiff?

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Cheltenham Spa, located approximately 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from the city center of Cheltenham. The most popular arrival train station in Cardiff, called Cardiff Central, is located around 0.2 miles (425 m) away from its city center.

Which train providers can get me from Cheltenham to Cardiff?

For the route from Cheltenham to Cardiff you can take a train with Cross Country or Arriva Trains Wales. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Cheltenham to Cardiff on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many trains are there from Cheltenham to 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.

When should I buy the Cheltenham to Cardiff train for the best deals on tickets?

You can find trains to Cardiff from Cheltenham to cost on average $13 (€11) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Cheltenham to Cardiff train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cheltenham Spa is the most popular Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham for your trip to Cardiff.