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Train Information to Cardiff from Chester

distanceDistance118 miles (191 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price£56 (€63)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersArriva Trains Wales

Trains from Chester to Cardiff cover the 118 miles (191 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 52 min with our travel partners like Arriva Trains Wales. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £56, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £30. Travellers depart most frequently from Chester and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Flights from Cardiff to Paris: Journey Details

There are just two direct flights from Cardiff to Paris every day, with two more departing from Bristol Airport, on routes operated by Flybe, Easyjet and Condor. All are afternoon departures and have a journey time of around 5.5 hours.

Taking a Flight from Cardiff

Flights from Cardiff to Paris depart from either Cardiff or Bristol Airport. Cardiff Airport is 19 km West of the city centre, with shuttle buses linking it to Rhoose Cardiff International Airport Railway Station. From here Arriva Trains operates frequent services into Cardiff Central Station. Cardiff Airport Express and First Bus also provide regular routes between the airport and city centre. Bristol Airport is around 70 km from Cardiff, with the two airports linked by regular National Express coaches. Car rental and taxis are available at both airports.

Flying into Paris

Paris is a historic city of beautiful architecture, wide boulevards and world-famous museums, such as the Louvre and Pompidou Centre. The Eiffel Tower and cathedrals of Sacre-Coeur and Notre Dame are highlights of any visit, while a walk along the banks of the River Seine, or a boat trip, give different perspectives of the city. In the evenings visitors can enjoy fine dining in high-quality restaurants, or cabarets at the Moulin Rouge. Flights from Cardiff to Paris land at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, located 25 km to the North East of the city. Frequent trains depart every hour for the capital, taking around 40 minutes. The airport and city are also linked by the Roissybuss service. Car rental desks and taxi ranks are available at all terminals. Paris has an extensive and efficient transport network of Metro, bus and night buses.

Travel Tips

Trains from Chester to Cardiff
Travel by train 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 Chester to Cardiff.
How much does a cheap train from Chester to Cardiff cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Cardiff from Chester for as low as £30  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Chester to Cardiff on average?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Chester to Cardiff train prices are on average £56  one way.
What is the distance from Chester to Cardiff by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Cardiff from Chester via train to be approximately 118 miles (191 km).
What is the average Chester to Cardiff train duration?
The train time between Chester and Cardiff is on average 2 h 52 min  for the 118 miles (191 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Chester to Cardiff by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Chester to Cardiff do I depart from? Which Cardiff train station from Chester do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Chester   and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Where is the departure train station in Chester located? Where is the arrival train station in Cardiff located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Chester, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Chester.

The most popular arrival train station, Cardiff Central, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Cardiff.

What train providers offer a service to Cardiff from Chester?
For the journey from Chester to Cardiff you can take a train with Arriva Trains Wales. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Chester and Cardiff on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains per day are there between Chester and Cardiff?
The average number of trains departing Chester for Cardiff is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Chester to Cardiff? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Chester at 07: 20. The last train leaves from Chester at 10: 28. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Chester to Cardiff and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book train tickets between Chester and Cardiff to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Chester to Cardiff is on average £56 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 providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from Chester to Cardiff available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Chester is Chester. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Chester for your trip from Chester to Cardiff.