Derby to Cardiff train

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Cheap train tickets from Derby to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 21 Apr


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

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Train timetableDerby to Cardiff

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 21 April
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Train times from Derby to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 21 Apr

Fastest Journey

2 h 45 m


2 h 45 m

Trains per day



198 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Derby for Cardiff every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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Overview: Train from Derby to Cardiff

distanceDistance123 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 43 min
priceAverage train ticket price£49 (€55)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 14 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry

Trains from Derby to Cardiff cover the 123 miles long trip taking on average 2 h 43 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £49, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £43. Travellers depart most frequently from Derby and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Derby to Cardiff

Travel to Cardiff from Derby from £181 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains between Derby and 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 Derby to Cardiff train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 35 min
  • Cheapest Price: £181
  • CrossCountry frequency: 16 a day

FAQs: Derby to Cardiff train

FAQs: Travel by train from Derby 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 Derby to Cardiff.
Cheap train tickets from Derby to Cardiff can start from as little as £43 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Derby to Cardiff is £49; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between Derby and Cardiff is on average 2 h 43 min   for the 123 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go from Derby to Cardiff by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Derby to Cardiff leaves at 09: 41. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Derby to Cardiff leaves at 20: 31.
There are 16 trains a day from Derby to Cardiff which require at least one change with CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the best Derby to Cardiff train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with CrossCountry. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Derby and Cardiff to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 31.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Derby, which is located around 1 mile (1.6 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.

The cheapest month for a train from Derby to Cardiff is January.
You have options as you can travel to Cardiff from Derby 2 different ways: coach or train.

Important Stations and Airports in Derby and Cardiff

Derby is the most popular Derby railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Derby for your journey to Cardiff.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457125678
Public transport options for Derby
Location for Rail Replacement Services: From the rear of the station, at the Pride Park exit

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