Chester to Cardiff train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Chester to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Jun 20


Fastest Journey

2 h 54 m


3 h 13 m

Trains per day



191 km

Cheap train tickets from Chester to start from $80 with an average ticket price of $102.

The fastest train from Chester to takes 2h 54m in comparison to an average duration of 3h 13m and covers a distance of 191 km.

5 trains that leave Chester for every day with 2 travelling directly.

Transport for Wales
Chester station (CTR)
11:17AMCardiff Central (CDF)
0 transfers
Transport for Wales
Chester station (CTR)
12:52PMCardiff Central (CDF)
1 transfer
Transport for Wales
Chester station (CTR)
01:13PMCardiff Central (CDF)
0 transfers
Cross Country
Chester station (CTR)
12:38PMCardiff Central (CDF)
3 transfers
Transport for Wales
Chester station (CTR)
01:42PMCardiff Central (CDF)
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from Chester to Cardiff

distanceDistance118 miles (191 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 43 min
priceAverage train ticket price$61 (€54)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersTransport for Wales or CrossCountry

Trains from Chester to Cardiff cover the 118 miles (191 km) long route taking on average 2 h 43 min with our travel partners like Transport for Wales or CrossCountry. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $32 (€28), but the average price of train tickets is $61 (€54). Travelers depart most frequently from Chester and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train providers: Transport for Wales and CrossCountry from Chester to Cardiff trains

Travel to Cardiff from Chester from $38 (€33) with Omio’s train partners Transport for Wales and CrossCountry! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

Transport for Wales is a public transport provider in Wales, UK. It operates a comprehensive network of trains, buses and ferries across the country. The trains are modern and comfortable, with a range of different types including InterCity Express Trains, Regional Trains, and Metro Trains. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. There are a variety of ticket types available, including single and return tickets, season tickets, and group tickets. The most popular routes include Cardiff to Swansea, Cardiff to Newport, and Cardiff to Manchester.

Train information from Chester to Cardiff with Transport for Wales:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 49 min
  • Cheapest Price: $38

FAQs: Trains from Chester to Cardiff

FAQs: Travel by train from Chester 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 Chester to Cardiff.
Cheap train tickets from Chester to Cardiff can start from as little as $32 (€28) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Chester to Cardiff is $61 (€54); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Chester to Cardiff is 2 h 43 min   to travel the 118 mile (191 km) long route. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner to search for a specific date.
The first train from Chester to Cardiff leaves at 6: 16 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Chester to Cardiff leaves at 7: 32 PM.
When taking a train from Chester to Cardiff, you can count on Transport for Wales or CrossCountry for the best way to get you to Cardiff. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Chester and Cardiff and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 7: 32 PM.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Chester, which is located around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cardiff Central, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Cardiff from Chester is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 43 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Chester to Cardiff by train is December.
You have options as you can travel between Chester and Cardiff 2 different ways: bus or train.

Important Stations and Airports in Chester and Cardiff

Chester is the most popular Chester 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 Chester for your trip to Cardiff.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3450507080
Public transit options for Chester
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the bus stop outside the station front

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