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Train Information between Cardiff and Cambridge

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 42 min
priceAverage train ticket price£64 (€73)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreat Western Railway

Trains from Cardiff to Cambridge cover the 149 miles (240 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 42 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £64, but the average price of train tickets is £64. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Cambridge.

Travel Tips

Trains from Cardiff to Cambridge
Travel by train to Cambridge 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 Cardiff to Cambridge.
What is the cost of cheap trains to Cambridge from Cardiff?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Cardiff to Cambridge for as little as £64  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Cardiff to Cambridge on average?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Cambridge from Cardiff is £64  one way.
How far is it from Cardiff to Cambridge by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Cardiff to Cambridge via train to be approximately 149 miles (240 km).
How many hours does it take from Cardiff to Cambridge by train?
On average the Cardiff to Cambridge train time is 3 h 42 min  covering the 149 miles (240 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which train station from Cardiff to Cambridge do I depart from? Which Cambridge train station from Cardiff do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Cardiff, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays). When you arrive in Cambridge, your train can arrive in train stations including Cambridge and Cambridge North.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Cardiff Central   to Cambridge.

Where is the departure train station in Cardiff located? Where is the arrival train station in Cambridge located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Cardiff Central, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Cardiff. The most popular arrival train station in Cambridge, called Cambridge, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city centre.

Which train providers can take me from Cardiff to Cambridge?
Take the Cardiff to Cambridge train with Great Western Railway. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey from Cardiff to Cambridge as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there to Cambridge from Cardiff a day?
The average number of trains departing Cardiff for Cambridge is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Cardiff to Cambridge? When is the last train from Cardiff to Cambridge?
The first train from Cardiff to Cambridge leaves at 09: 18   and the last train for this leaves at 10: 58. Omio shows you the latest train from Cardiff to Cambridge timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How far in advance should I book train tickets between Cardiff and Cambridge for the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets between Cardiff and Cambridge within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £64 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Cardiff to Cambridge a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff Central is the most popular Cardiff railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cardiff for your journey to Cambridge.
Amenities at station
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Connections to/from station
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway