Preston to Cardiff train

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Cheap train tickets from Preston to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Jul 16

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

Transport for Wales
12:18PM3h24
Preston
03:42PMCardiff
$791One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Preston to Cardiff

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, July 16
Transport for Wales
12:18PM3h24
Preston
03:42PMCardiff
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Preston to Cardiff

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Fastest Journey

3 h 24 m

Average

3 h 24 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

256 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Preston for Cardiff every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Transport for Wales
12:18PM3h24
Preston
03:42PMCardiff
$791One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Preston to Cardiff

distanceDistance159 miles (256 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price$91 (€78)
frequencyTrain frequency11 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersTransport for Wales, CrossCountry or Virgin Trains

Trains from Preston to Cardiff cover the 159 miles (256 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 17 min with our travel partners like Transport for Wales, CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $91 (€78), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $72 (€62). Travelers depart most frequently from Preston and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train providers: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry and Virgin Trains from Preston to Cardiff trains

Find the best trains to Cardiff from Preston with Omio's travel partners Transport for Wales, CrossCountry and Virgin Trains from $72 (€62). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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.

Transport for Wales from Preston to Cardiff train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 17 min
  • Cheapest Price: $87

FAQs: Trains from Preston to Cardiff

FAQs: Travel by train from Preston 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 Preston to Cardiff.
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Cheap train tickets from Preston to Cardiff can start from as little as $72 (€62) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Preston to Cardiff is $91 (€78); 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 Preston to Cardiff is 3 h 17 min   to travel the 159 mile (256 km) long trip, with around there are 11 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Preston to Cardiff leaves at 7: 17 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Preston to Cardiff leaves at 5: 18 PM.
There are 11 trains a day from Preston to Cardiff which require at least one change with Transport for Wales, CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the best Preston to Cardiff train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Transport for Wales, CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Preston to Cardiff to compare what amenities they may offer.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Preston, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 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 Preston is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 17 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Preston to Cardiff by train is February.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Cardiff from Preston including taking a train or bus.

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