Leicester to Cardiff train

Fri, Jul 19
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Cheap train tickets from Leicester to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Jul 19

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Leicester to Cardiff is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Cross Country
10:16AM3h08
Leicester station (LEI)
01:24PMCardiff Central (CDF)
$521One-way
1 transfer
Cross Country
09:15AM3h10
Leicester station (LEI)
12:25PMCardiff Central (CDF)
$671One-way
1 transfer
Cross Country
08:50AM3h21
Leicester station (LEI)
12:11PMCardiff Central (CDF)
$991One-way
2 transfers
Cross Country
08:18AM3h07
Leicester station (LEI)
11:25AMCardiff Central (CDF)
$1231One-way
1 transfer
Cross Country
10:50AM3h16
Leicester station (LEI)
02:06PMCardiff Central (CDF)
$1401One-way
2 transfers

Train schedule from Leicester to Cardiff

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, July 19
Cross Country
08:18AM3h07
Leicester station (LEI)
11:25AMCardiff Central (CDF)
1 transfer
Cross Country
08:50AM3h21
Leicester station (LEI)
12:11PMCardiff Central (CDF)
2 transfers
Cross Country
09:15AM3h10
Leicester station (LEI)
12:25PMCardiff Central (CDF)
1 transfer
Cross Country
09:50AM3h27
Leicester station (LEI)
01:17PMCardiff Central (CDF)
2 transfers
Cross Country
10:16AM3h08
Leicester station (LEI)
01:24PMCardiff Central (CDF)
1 transfer
Cross Country
10:50AM3h16
Leicester station (LEI)
02:06PMCardiff Central (CDF)
2 transfers

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Fastest train times from Leicester to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Jul 19

Fastest Journey

3 h 7 m

Average

3 h 14 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

190 km

It's difficult to get from Leicester to Cardiff without transferring at least once.

Fastest
Cross Country
08:18AM3h07
Leicester station (LEI)
11:25AMCardiff Central (CDF)
$1231One-way
1 transfer
Cross Country
10:16AM3h08
Leicester station (LEI)
01:24PMCardiff Central (CDF)
$521One-way
1 transfer
Cross Country
09:15AM3h10
Leicester station (LEI)
12:25PMCardiff Central (CDF)
$671One-way
1 transfer
Cross Country
10:50AM3h16
Leicester station (LEI)
02:06PMCardiff Central (CDF)
$1401One-way
2 transfers
Cross Country
08:50AM3h21
Leicester station (LEI)
12:11PMCardiff Central (CDF)
$991One-way
2 transfers

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Overview: Train from Leicester to Cardiff

distanceDistance118 miles (190 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 3 min
priceAverage train ticket price$81 (€70)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry

Trains from Leicester to Cardiff cover the 118 miles (190 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 3 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $46 (€40), but the average price of train tickets is $81 (€70). Travelers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train companies: CrossCountry and east_midlands_trains from Leicester to Cardiff trains

CrossCountry and east_midlands_trains trains will get you from Leicester to Cardiff from $46 (€40). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains between Leicester and Cardiff. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

CrossCountry from Leicester to Cardiff train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 3 min
  • Cheapest Price: $46
  • CrossCountry frequency: 12 a day

FAQs: Trains from Leicester to Cardiff

FAQs: Travel by train from Leicester 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 Leicester to Cardiff.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Leicester to Cardiff can start from as little as $46 (€40) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Leicester to Cardiff is $81 (€70); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time to Cardiff from Leicester is on average 3 h 3 min   for the 118 mile (190 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Leicester and Cardiff by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Leicester to Cardiff leaves at 5: 18 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Leicester to Cardiff leaves at 7: 18 PM.
There are 12 trains a day from Leicester to Cardiff which require at least one change with CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the journey from Leicester to Cardiff you can take a train with CrossCountry. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Cardiff from Leicester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 7: 18 PM.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Leicester, which is located around 1.2 miles (1.9 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 Leicester is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 3 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Leicester to Cardiff is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Leicester and Cardiff including taking a train or bus.

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