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Great Western Railway
10:481h50
London Paddington (PAD)
12:38Cardiff Central (CDF)
34 1One-way
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Great Western Railway
10:151h56
London Paddington (PAD)
12:11Cardiff Central (CDF)
34 1One-way
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Great Western Railway
08:481h48
London Paddington (PAD)
10:36Cardiff Central (CDF)
43 1One-way
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Trains to Cardiff

Cardiff is an important railway hub in southern Wales with local, regional and long-distance intercity trains passing through the city. Commuter services arrive at the station from the city suburbs and it is also on direct routes from stations in Gloucester, Nottingham, Birmingham and Manchester as well as from London Paddington. The route from London Paddington also provides a direct link between Cardiff and the cities of Swansea and Bristol. There are at least 30 departures a day from London to Cardiff with a journey time of just over two hours.

Which is the main train station in Cardiff?

Cardiff Central is the main station in the city and the stopping points for trains on the London Paddington to Swansea line via Cardiff. The station is an attractive listed building and is the busiest terminus in Wales. Its facilities include car and bicycle parking, ATMs, wifi, cafes, a newsagent and a small convenience store.

Popular trains to and from Cardiff

Popular trains to Cardiff

Bath to Cardiff train

from £8
Direct trains available
1h04 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway

Birmingham to Cardiff train

from £19
Direct trains available
1h51 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • Cross Country
  • Transport for Wales
  • West Midlands Railway

London to Cardiff train

from £29
Direct trains available
1h47 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway
  • South Western Railway

Plymouth to Cardiff train

from £35
Direct trains available
2h58 average duration
16trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway
  • Cross Country

Oxford to Cardiff train

from £45
Direct trains available
1h33 average duration
12trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway
  • Cross Country

Popular trains from Cardiff

Cardiff to Bath train

from £8
Direct trains available
1h04 average duration
16trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway
  • Cross Country

Cardiff to London train

from £22
Direct trains available
1h48 average duration
16trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway
  • South Western Railway

Cardiff to Manchester train

from £35
Direct trains available
3h19 average duration
7trains per day
Served by
  • Transport for Wales
  • Cross Country

Cardiff to Liverpool train

from £36
Direct trains available
3h38 average duration
3trains per day
Served by
  • Transport for Wales
  • Cross Country
  • West Midlands Railway

Cardiff to Edinburgh train

from £75
Direct trains available
5h59 average duration
11trains per day
Served by
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Cross Country
  • Transport for Wales
  • Transpennine Express

Which train companies offer trains to Cardiff?

Trains from London Paddington to Cardiff are operated by Great Western Railway while other intercity services are provided by CrossCountry. All services from London are direct and take just over two hours to complete the journey.

Why travel by train to Cardiff?

Travelling by train to Cardiff from London is cost-effective and much faster than travelling by coach, plane or driving. Once on the train, passengers can sit back and relax in comfortable carriages with onboard facilities that include wifi, power outlets, tables, luggage space and toilets as well as buffet and trolley catering. There are two ticket classes and seats can be reserved if required.

Before you travel to Cardiff by train - good to know!

Named the capital of Wales as recently as 1955, Cardiff spreads out between an ancient hilltop fort and a revitalised waterfront that has become a leisure and entertainment focus for the city. As well as having plenty to offer visitors it is also a good base for exploring the beaches and countryside of southeast Wales as well as its ancient and industrial monuments. Highlights of a stay in Cardiff should include Cardiff Castle and Llandaff Cathedral. The city centre is compact enough to explore on foot and there is a good transport network of overground local trains, taxis and buses including shuttle buses to Cardiff Airport which is located 12 miles from the city.

Train companies: Great Western Rail, CrossCountry and South Western Railway trains to Cardiff

Travel on Great Western Rail, CrossCountry and South Western Railway trains to Cardiff at great prices. Omio finds you train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

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

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