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Train Information between Cardiff and Nottingham

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 18 min
priceAverage train ticket price£52 (€59)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

Trains from Cardiff to Nottingham cover the 133 miles (214 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 18 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. 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 £37, but the average price of train tickets is £52. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Nottingham.

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Cardiff to Nottingham with CrossCountry

Travel between Cardiff and Nottingham from £37 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

CrossCountry

Omio helps you find the perfect Cardiff - Nottingham train with CrossCountry. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train from Cardiff to Nottingham, Omio shows you CrossCountry’s current train timetables, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Cardiff to Nottingham journey. You can expect to travel around 133 miles (214 km) from Cardiff to Nottingham on a train with CrossCountry. Once you are ready, buy your one-way CrossCountry tickets from Cardiff to Nottingham starting as low as £37 if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with CrossCountry!

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets between Cardiff and Nottingham don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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 Nottingham
Travel by train to Nottingham 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 Nottingham.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Nottingham cost?
You can find a cheap train from Cardiff to Nottingham for some dates and times for as low as £37  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Cardiff to Nottingham on average?
The Cardiff to Nottingham train ticket price is on average £52  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.
What is the distance from Cardiff to Nottingham by train?
The distance between Cardiff and Nottingham by train is approximately 133 miles (214 km).
How long is the train journey to Nottingham from Cardiff?
The Cardiff to Nottingham train duration is on average 3 h 18 min, which is to be expected when travelling 133 miles (214 km) to Nottingham from Cardiff. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station from Cardiff to Nottingham do I depart from? Which Nottingham train station from Cardiff do I arrive in?

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

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Nottingham, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

Which train companies should I travel with from Cardiff to Nottingham?
When taking a train from Cardiff to Nottingham, you can count on Cross Country for the best way to get you to Nottingham. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Cardiff to Nottingham and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services per day are there from Cardiff to Nottingham?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Cardiff to Nottingham. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Cardiff to Nottingham? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train departing from Cardiff to Nottingham leaves at 07: 23. The last train departing from Cardiff to Nottingham leaves at 11: 45. You can find the latest Cardiff to Nottingham train timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets from Cardiff to Nottingham for the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from Cardiff to Nottingham within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £52 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Cardiff to Nottingham are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Nottingham
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 between Cardiff and Nottingham.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
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