York to Cardiff train

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Cheap train tickets and times from York to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for May 25


Fastest Journey

6 h


6 h

Trains per day



310 km

Cheap train tickets from York to start from $112 with an average ticket price of $112.

The fastest train from York to takes 6h in comparison to an average duration of 6h and covers a distance of 310 km.

1 trains that leave York for every day with 1 travelling directly.

Transport for Wales
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from York to Cardiff

distanceDistance192 miles (309 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price$157 (€136)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesCrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Northern Rail (3)

Trains from York to Cardiff cover the 192 miles (309 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 22 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Northern Rail (3). Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $76 (€66), but the average price of train tickets is $157 (€136). Travelers depart most frequently from York and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train providers: CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and Northern Rail (3) from York to Cardiff trains

Buy your official CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and Northern Rail (3) train tickets between York and Cardiff from $75 (€65) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable 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.

York to Cardiff train information with Transport for Wales:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 53 min
  • Cheapest Price: $75

FAQs: Trains from York to Cardiff

FAQs: Travel by train from York 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 York to Cardiff.
Cheap train tickets from York to Cardiff can start from as little as $76 (€66) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for York to Cardiff is $157 (€136); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the York to Cardiff train time is 4 h 22 min   covering the 192 mile (309 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from York to Cardiff leaves at 5: 03 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from York to Cardiff leaves at 6: 44 PM.
There are 12 trains a day from York to Cardiff which require at least one change with CrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Northern Rail (3). Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the best York to Cardiff train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with CrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Northern Rail (3). However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between York and Cardiff to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 6: 44 PM.

Passengers board the train most frequently from York, which is located around 0.5 miles (787 m) 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 York is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 22 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from York to Cardiff is April.
You have options as you can travel to Cardiff from York 2 different ways: train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in York and Cardiff

York is the most popular York 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 York for your trip to Cardiff.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 800 200 6060
Public transit options for York
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at Bus Stand E outside the Principal Hotel

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