Cheltenham to Cardiff train

Wed, 24 Jul
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Cheap train tickets from Cheltenham to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cheltenham to Cardiff is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Great Western Railway
11:291h09
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
12:38Cardiff Central (CDF)
£261One-way
1 change
Cheapest
Great Western Railway
14:521h15
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
16:07Cardiff Central (CDF)
£261One-way
1 change
Cheapest
Great Western Railway
12:521h14
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
14:06Cardiff Central (CDF)
£261One-way
1 change
Cheapest
Great Western Railway
11:521h25
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
13:17Cardiff Central (CDF)
£261One-way
1 change
Cheapest
Great Western Railway
13:521h24
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
15:16Cardiff Central (CDF)
£261One-way
1 change

Train timetableCheltenham to Cardiff

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 July
Great Western Railway
11:291h09
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
12:38Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Great Western Railway
11:521h25
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
13:17Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Great Western Railway
12:521h14
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
14:06Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Great Western Railway
13:291h08
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
14:37Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Great Western Railway
13:521h24
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
15:16Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Great Western Railway
14:521h15
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
16:07Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change

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Train times from Cheltenham to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Fastest Journey

1 h 8 m

Average

1 h 15 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

89 km

To travel from Cheltenham to Cardiff you need to make at least one change.

Fastest
Great Western Railway
13:291h08
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
14:37Cardiff Central (CDF)
£261One-way
1 change
Great Western Railway
11:291h09
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
12:38Cardiff Central (CDF)
£261One-way
1 change
Great Western Railway
12:521h14
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
14:06Cardiff Central (CDF)
£261One-way
1 change
Great Western Railway
14:521h15
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
16:07Cardiff Central (CDF)
£261One-way
1 change
Great Western Railway
13:521h24
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
15:16Cardiff Central (CDF)
£261One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Cheltenham to Cardiff

distanceDistance55 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 6 min
priceAverage train ticket price£10 (€11)
frequencyTrain frequency19 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCrossCountry, Transport for Wales, Great Western Rail or first_great_western

Trains from Cheltenham to Cardiff cover the 55 miles long route taking on average 1 h 6 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, Transport for Wales, Great Western Rail or first_great_western. Normally, there are 19 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £6, but the average price of train tickets is £10. Travellers depart most frequently from Cheltenham Spa and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train companies: CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and Great Western Rail trains Cheltenham to Cardiff

Travel between Cheltenham and Cardiff from £6 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and Great Western Rail! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular route for you.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains from Cheltenham to Cardiff. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

CrossCountry from Cheltenham to Cardiff train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 6 min
  • Cheapest Price: £8
  • CrossCountry frequency: 17 a day

FAQs: Cheltenham to Cardiff train

FAQs: Travel by train from Cheltenham to Cardiff 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 Cheltenham to Cardiff.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Cheltenham to Cardiff can start from as little as £6 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cheltenham to Cardiff is £10; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Cheltenham to Cardiff is 1 h 6 min   to travel the 55 mile long journey, with around there are 19 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cheltenham to Cardiff leaves at 04: 33. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cheltenham to Cardiff leaves at 22: 58.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Cheltenham to Cardiff without having to change trains with CrossCountry or Transport for Wales. There are 8 direct trains from Cheltenham to Cardiff each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the journey from Cheltenham to Cardiff you can take a train with CrossCountry, Transport for Wales, Great Western Rail or first_great_western. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Cheltenham and Cardiff on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 58.

When departing from Cheltenham, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Cheltenham Spa and Cheltenham, Cheltenham Racecourse (Park&Ride). When arriving in Cardiff, you can end your route in train stations like Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cheltenham Spa, which is located around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cardiff Central, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Cardiff from Cheltenham is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 6 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Cheltenham to Cardiff by train is January.
You have options as you can travel to Cardiff from Cheltenham 2 different ways: coach or train.

Important Stations and Airports in Cheltenham and Cardiff

Cheltenham
Cardiff
The major railway station for departures from Cheltenham is Cheltenham Spa. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cheltenham Spa for your trip to Cardiff from Cheltenham.
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The major train station for arrivals in Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your trip to Cardiff from Cheltenham.
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ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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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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