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Train Information between Chester and Cardiff

distanceDistance118 miles (191 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price$74 (€59)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersArriva Trains Wales

Trains from Chester to Cardiff cover the 118 miles (191 km) long route taking on average 2 h 52 min with our travel partners like Arriva Trains Wales. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $35 (€28), but the average price of train tickets is $74 (€59). Travelers depart most frequently from Chester and arrive in Cardiff Central.

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Trains from Chester to Cardiff
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FAQs
How much does a cheap train to Cardiff from Chester cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Chester to Cardiff trains for as little as $35 (€28)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the train to Cardiff from Chester on average?
The Chester to Cardiff train ticket price is on average $74 (€59)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
What is the distance to Cardiff from Chester by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Chester and Cardiff by train to be approximately 118 miles (191 km).
How long is the train ride to Cardiff from Chester?
While the time it takes to travel 118 miles (191 km) from Chester to Cardiff can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Chester to Cardiff train journey time is on average 2 h 52 min.
When traveling by train from Chester to Cardiff, which train station in Chester do I depart from and which train station in Cardiff do I arrive in?

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Chester   to Cardiff Central.

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

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

Which train providers can get me from Chester to Cardiff?
For the journey from Chester to Cardiff you can take a train with Arriva Trains Wales. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Cardiff from Chester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Can I find a direct train from Chester to Cardiff?
Yes, there are 16 direct trains per day from Chester to Cardiff. You can look to travel with Arriva Trains Wales  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
How many trains per day are there from Chester to Cardiff?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Chester to Cardiff. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Chester to Cardiff? When is the last train from Chester to Cardiff?
You can take the first train from Chester to Cardiff at 7: 20 AM. The last train from Chester to Cardiff that you can take departs at 9: 35 AM. Omio shows you the latest train from Chester to Cardiff schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I buy train tickets to Cardiff from Chester to score the best deals?
If you book the Chester to Cardiff train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $74 (€59). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Chester to Cardiff. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Cardiff (Queen Street)
Amenities
Cardiff Central
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