Cardiff to Stafford train

Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Stafford

Showing times and prices for 02 Jul

Cheapest

£74

Average

£75

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cross Country
11:45Cardiff2h42 14:27Stafford
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£741One-way
Cross Country
12:45Cardiff2h42 15:27Stafford
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£761One-way

Train schedule Cardiff to Stafford

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Cross Country
11:45Cardiff2h42 14:27Stafford
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Cross Country
12:45Cardiff2h42 15:27Stafford
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Fastest train times from Cardiff to Stafford

Showing times and prices for 02 Jul

Fastest Journey

2 h 42 m

Average

2 h 42 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

164 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Cardiff for Stafford every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Cross Country
12:45Cardiff2h42 15:27Stafford
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£761One-way
Cross Country
11:45Cardiff2h42 14:27Stafford
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£741One-way

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Stafford

distanceDistance102 miles (164 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 42 min
priceAverage train ticket price£72 (€80)
frequencyTrain frequency34 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersCross Country or First Great Western Service

Trains from Cardiff to Stafford cover the 102 miles (164 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 42 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 34 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £37, but the average price of train tickets is £72. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Stafford.

Train companies: Great Western Rail and CrossCountry trains Cardiff to Stafford

For as little as £37 you can travel by train from Cardiff to Stafford with Great Western Rail and CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

CrossCountry
Great Western Rail

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

It’s easy to book your CrossCountry train ticket from Cardiff to Stafford online with Omio! Simply check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route to Stafford from Cardiff as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. Prices for CrossCountry trains between Cardiff and Stafford start at £37 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 102 miles (164 km). If you search for CrossCountry trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train to Stafford from Cardiff. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Cardiff to Stafford CrossCountry train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

Cardiff to Stafford train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 41 min
  • Average Price: £37
  • CrossCountry frequency: 13 a day

Looking for trains from Cardiff to Stafford? Great Western Rail is one of the best companies to travel with on the 102 miles (164 km) trip between Cardiff and Stafford. As an official travel partner of Great Western Rail, Omio quickly shows you the latest Great Western Rail 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 Stafford routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable Great Western Rail train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Cardiff to Stafford, you can quickly see if the Great Western Rail ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Cardiff - Stafford train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with Great Western Rail!

Train information from Cardiff to Stafford with Great Western Rail:

  • Average Duration: 12 min
  • Great Western Rail frequency: 4 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff to Stafford

Travel by train to Stafford 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 Stafford.
FAQs
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Cardiff to Stafford for the next 7 days starting from £37  one way.
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Cardiff to Stafford is £72  one way.
You should expect to travel around 102 miles (164 km)  to Stafford from Cardiff by train.
On average the Cardiff to Stafford train time is 2 h 42 min  covering the 102 miles (164 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Stafford.

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Cardiff Central and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Stafford most often arrive at Stafford and need to travel around 0.2 miles (432 m) from this train station to the city centre.

Take the Cardiff to Stafford train with Cross Country or First Great Western Service. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey between Cardiff and Stafford as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
On average, there are 34 trains a day from Cardiff to Stafford. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
If you prefer early morning trains from Cardiff to Stafford, the first train leaves at 08: 35. If you prefer late night trains from Cardiff to Stafford, the last train of the day leaves at 14: 45. Omio shows you the latest train from Cardiff to Stafford schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
The price of a one way train ticket from Cardiff to Stafford is on average £72 if you buy 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 providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets between Cardiff and Stafford available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Stafford
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 Stafford from Cardiff.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
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
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)

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