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Train Information to Gloucester from Cardiff

distanceDistance48 miles (77 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 7 min
priceAverage train ticket price£8 (€9)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country or Arriva Trains Wales

Trains from Cardiff to Gloucester cover the 48 miles (77 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 7 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Arriva Trains Wales. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £8, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £8. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Gloucester.

Train companies

Cardiff to Gloucester with CrossCountry

Travel from Cardiff to Gloucester from £8 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.


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

Looking for trains from Cardiff to Gloucester? CrossCountry is one of the best companies to travel with on the 48 miles (77 km) trip between Cardiff and Gloucester. As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio quickly shows you the latest CrossCountry train timetables, tickets and offers (such as luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Cardiff to Gloucester routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains between Cardiff and Gloucester, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Cardiff - Gloucester train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with CrossCountry!

    When purchasing your CrossCountry train tickets from Cardiff to Gloucester, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Cardiff to Gloucester
    Travel by train to Gloucester 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 Gloucester.
    What is the cost of cheap trains to Gloucester from Cardiff?
    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Cardiff and Gloucester for the next 7 days starting from £8  one way.
    What is the cost of a train ticket from Cardiff to Gloucester on average?
    If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cardiff to Gloucester train price to come in at an average of £8  one way.
    How many miles is it from Cardiff to Gloucester by train?
    You should expect to travel around 48 miles (77 km)  between Cardiff and Gloucester by train.
    How long is the train from Cardiff to Gloucester?
    On average the train from Cardiff to Gloucester duration is 1 h 7 min  for the 48 miles (77 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
    When travelling by train from Cardiff to Gloucester, which train station in Cardiff do I depart from and which train station in Gloucester do I arrive in?

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Gloucester.

    Where is the Cardiff train station located? Where is the Gloucester train station located?

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

    What train providers offer a service between Cardiff and Gloucester?
    Take the Cardiff to Gloucester train with Cross Country or Arriva Trains Wales. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Gloucester from Cardiff as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Can I book a direct train from Cardiff to Gloucester?
    Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day between Cardiff and Gloucester, and you can find a direct train for this journey with Arriva Trains Wales or Cross Country  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    How many trains per day are there from Cardiff to Gloucester?
    The average number of trains departing Cardiff for Gloucester is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    What time is the earliest train from Cardiff to Gloucester? What time is the last train from Cardiff to Gloucester?
    The first train from Cardiff to Gloucester leaves at 08: 45   and the last train for this leaves at 09: 30. Omio shows you the latest train from Cardiff to Gloucester schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
    How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Cardiff to Gloucester to get the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Gloucester from Cardiff within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £8 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Cardiff to Gloucester a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your trip to Gloucester from Cardiff.
    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