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Overview: Train from Derby to Cardiff

distanceDistance123 miles (198 km)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from Derby to Cardiff cover the 123 miles (198 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 3 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Derby and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train companies: CrossCountry Derby – Cardiff

CrossCountry will get you between Derby and Cardiff at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.


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

Looking to travel by train from Derby to Cardiff? Omio can help you find that perfect journey with CrossCountry. Check Omio to see current CrossCountry train schedules, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Derby to Cardiff train and book CrossCountry tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train from Derby to Cardiff, you can expect to travel 123 miles (198 km) one-way with CrossCountry. If you search for trains from Derby to Cardiff in the Omio app, you can check if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with CrossCountry, we do the work for you to get you safely to Cardiff from Derby. Book that perfect Derby to Cardiff train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with CrossCountry!

When purchasing your CrossCountry train tickets between Derby and Cardiff, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • 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 Derby 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 Derby to Cardiff.

How far is it from Derby to Cardiff by train?

The distance to Cardiff from Derby by train is approximately 123 miles (198 km).

What is the Derby to Cardiff train travel time?

On average the Derby to Cardiff train travel time is 3 h 3 min  for the 123 miles (198 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

When traveling by train from Derby to Cardiff, which train station in Derby do I depart from and which train station in Cardiff do I arrive in?

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

Where do I find the Derby train station to Cardiff? Where is the Cardiff train station?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Derby and travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Cardiff Central and need to travel approximately 0.2 miles (425 m) from the train station to the city center in Cardiff.

What train providers go from Derby to Cardiff?

When taking a train from Derby to Cardiff, you can count on Cross Country for the best way to get you to Cardiff. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Cardiff from Derby and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many trains are there between Derby and Cardiff a day?

The average number of trains departing Derby for Cardiff is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When can I take the first train from Derby to Cardiff? When can I take the last train for the day?

The first Derby to Cardiff train departs at 11: 40 AM   and the last train from Derby to Cardiff leaves at 11: 40 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Derby to Cardiff on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Derby is Derby. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Derby for your journey between Derby and Cardiff.

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