Cardiff to Thornaby train

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Thornaby

distanceDistance224 miles (362 km)
frequencyTrain frequency11 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 11 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry

Trains from Cardiff to Thornaby cover the 224 miles (362 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 44 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Thornaby.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Cardiff to Thornaby

Find the best route from Cardiff to Thornaby with CrossCountry. Comparing timetables and prices and booking the most affordable trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel operators on Omio.


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

Are you making plans to travel between Cardiff and Thornaby? Why not take a train with CrossCountry? Omio can show you current CrossCountry train times, tickets, travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on Cardiff to Thornaby trains all in one place. On the CrossCountry train, you can expect to travel 224 miles (362 km) from Cardiff to Thornaby. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to Thornaby from Cardiff, 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 have found your perfect one-way CrossCountry train to Thornaby from Cardiff, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!

Train information from Cardiff to Thornaby with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 33 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 4 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff to Thornaby

Travel by train to Thornaby 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 Thornaby.
The distance between Cardiff and Thornaby by train is approximately 224 miles (362 km).
While the time it takes to travel 224 miles (362 km) from Cardiff to Thornaby can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Cardiff to Thornaby is on average 5 h 44 min.

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

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

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Thornaby and need to travel approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the train station to the city centre in Thornaby.

When taking a train from Cardiff to Thornaby, you can count on CrossCountry for the best way to get you to Thornaby. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Cardiff to Thornaby and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
The average number of trains departing Cardiff for Thornaby is 11 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

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 Thornaby.
Amenities at station
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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