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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Rugby

distanceDistance102 miles (164 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 3 min
priceAverage train ticket price£74 (€84)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

Trains from Cardiff to Rugby cover the 102 miles (164 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 3 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £74, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £74. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Rugby.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Cardiff to Rugby

For as little as £74 you can travel by train from Cardiff to Rugby with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.


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

Book your CrossCountry Cardiff to Rugby train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Cardiff to Rugby routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from Cardiff to Rugby is 102 miles (164 km), and the best price for a one-way Cardiff - Rugby CrossCountry train ticket starts at £74 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

  • Average Price: £74

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets from Cardiff to Rugby 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 Rugby

Travel by train to Rugby 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 Rugby.

How much do cheap trains from Cardiff to Rugby cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Cardiff and Rugby to cost as little as £74  in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train ticket from Cardiff to Rugby on average?

If you’re looking to buy tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cardiff to Rugby train prices are on average £74  one way.

How far is it from Cardiff to Rugby by train?

The distance between Cardiff and Rugby by train is approximately 102 miles (164 km).

How long does it take from Cardiff to Rugby by train?

On average the train from Cardiff to Rugby duration is 3 h 3 min  for the 102 miles (164 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

When travelling by train from Cardiff to Rugby, which train station in Cardiff do I depart from and which train station in Rugby do I arrive in?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arriving in Rugby.

Where is the train station in Cardiff? Where is the train station in Rugby?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Rugby, located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre.

Which train providers can take me between Cardiff and Rugby?

For the trip from Cardiff to Rugby you can take a train with Cross Country. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Rugby from Cardiff on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many trains are there between Cardiff and Rugby a day?

On average, there are 12 trains a day from Cardiff to Rugby. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When does the first train depart from Cardiff to Rugby? When does the last train depart from Cardiff to Rugby?

The earliest train for this trip departs from Cardiff at 08: 51. The last train leaves from Cardiff at 17: 45. Check Omio for the latest train times from Cardiff to Rugby and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

When should I purchase Cardiff Rugby train tickets to score the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Cardiff to Rugby is on average £74 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets between Cardiff and Rugby available 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 from Cardiff to Rugby.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

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