The cheapest trains from Gloucester to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 26 Oct

Cheapest

£9

Average

£15

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.

The average ticket from Gloucester to Cardiff will cost around £ 15 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 9.

Cheapest
08:58Gloucester1h10 10:08Cardiff Central
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£91One-way
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11:59Gloucester1h08 13:07Cardiff Central
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£91One-way
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11:00Gloucester1h09 12:09Cardiff Central
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£91One-way
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17:00Gloucester1h11 18:11Cardiff Central
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£91One-way
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18:00Gloucester1h09 19:09Cardiff Central
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£91One-way

Timetable Gloucester to Cardiff

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08:27Gloucester0h58 09:25Cardiff Central
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08:58Gloucester1h10 10:08Cardiff Central
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09:27Gloucester0h58 10:25Cardiff Central
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09:42Gloucester1h42 11:24Cardiff Central
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10:27Gloucester0h58 11:25Cardiff Central
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11:00Gloucester1h09 12:09Cardiff Central
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11:27Gloucester0h58 12:25Cardiff Central
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11:59Gloucester1h08 13:07Cardiff Central
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12:27Gloucester0h58 13:25Cardiff Central
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16:26Gloucester1h01 17:27Cardiff Central
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17:00Gloucester1h11 18:11Cardiff Central
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17:30Gloucester0h58 18:28Cardiff Central
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18:00Gloucester1h09 19:09Cardiff Central
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18:30Gloucester0h58 19:28Cardiff Central
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The fastest trains from Gloucester to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 26 Oct

Fastest Journey

58 m

Average

1 h 5 m

Trains per day

14

Distance

78 km

Of the 14 trains that leave Gloucester for Cardiff every day 13 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 78 km distance in an average of 1 h 5 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 58 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 42 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
12:27Gloucester0h58 13:25Cardiff Central
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£111One-way
Fastest
17:30Gloucester0h58 18:28Cardiff Central
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£221One-way
Fastest
11:27Gloucester0h58 12:25Cardiff Central
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£111One-way
Fastest
08:27Gloucester0h58 09:25Cardiff Central
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£221One-way
Fastest
09:27Gloucester0h58 10:25Cardiff Central
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£221One-way

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Train Information from Gloucester to Cardiff

distanceDistance48 miles (77 km)
durationAverage train duration55 min
priceAverage train ticket price£13 (€14)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country or Arriva Trains Wales

Trains from Gloucester to Cardiff cover the 48 miles (77 km) long route taking on average 55 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Arriva Trains Wales. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £13, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £9. Travellers depart most frequently from Gloucester and arrive in Cardiff Central.

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CrossCountry between Gloucester and Cardiff

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CrossCountry

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CrossCountry has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your CrossCountry tickets from Gloucester to Cardiff and when travelling by train:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Gloucester to Cardiff

Taking trains from Gloucester to Cardiff is a quick and straightforward way of making the journey. There are at least two direct services an hour and an additional connecting route most hours of the day. The timetable is slightly reduced on Saturdays and Sundays. Direct routes take approximately one hour, while connecting services take up to 90 minutes. Departures are from Gloucester Railway Station with arrivals at Cardiff Central Station.

Which train companies travel from Gloucester to Cardiff?

Direct routes to Cardiff from Gloucester are operated by Arriva and CrossCountry, while a connecting service is provided by Great Western Railway. All three operators have modern rolling stock with comfortable carriages. On some trains, seats can be reserved. Standard on-board facilities include luggage space, toilets and WiFi, while some trains also have catering services.

How long is the train from Gloucester to Cardiff?

Direct trains from Gloucester to Cardiff take approximately one hour to complete the journey, and travelling time on connecting routes varies from one hour 15 minutes to 90 minutes. Where a connection is required, it is made at Filton Abbey Wood.

How many trains are there from Gloucester to Cardiff?

Trains from Gloucester to Cardiff depart frequently throughout the day from early morning until late at night on Mondays to Fridays. There are at least two direct services every hour and a further connecting train on most hours of the day. The service is slightly reduced on Saturdays and Sundays.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Gloucester to Cardiff?

Departure train station: Trains on routes from Gloucester to Cardiff start their journey at Gloucester Railway Station, a station that is noted for having the second-longest railway platform in the UK. It is located just a few minutes walk from the city centre and served by local buses. Among the facilities at Gloucester Station are car and bicycle parking, ATMs, toilets, waiting areas and a cafe.

Arrival train station: Trains to Cardiff from Gloucester arrive at Cardiff Central Station. This is located in the city centre and is a busy transport hub that is served by local, regional and intercity trains as well as local and long-distance buses. Facilities at the station include a taxi rank, car and bicycle parking, ATMs, waiting areas, WiFi, toilets, shops, cafes and fast food kiosks.

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Trains from Gloucester to Cardiff
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FAQs
What is the cost of cheap trains to Cardiff from Gloucester?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Gloucester and Cardiff to cost as little as £9  in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Gloucester to Cardiff cost on average?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Gloucester to Cardiff train prices are on average £13  one way.
How many miles is it from Gloucester to Cardiff by train?
You should expect to travel around 48 miles (77 km)  between Gloucester and Cardiff by train.
What is the average Gloucester to Cardiff train duration?
While the time it takes to travel 48 miles (77 km) to Cardiff from Gloucester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Gloucester to Cardiff is on average 55 min.
When travelling by train from Gloucester to Cardiff, which train station in Gloucester do I depart from and which train station in Cardiff do I arrive in?

Omio customers book a train from Gloucester   to Cardiff Central   most frequently for this route.

Where do I find the Gloucester train station to Cardiff? Where is the Cardiff train station?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Gloucester and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Cardiff Central and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Cardiff.

Which train companies can get me from Gloucester to Cardiff?
When taking a train from Gloucester to Cardiff, you can count on Cross Country or Arriva Trains Wales for the best way to get you to Cardiff. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Gloucester and Cardiff and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains per day are there to Cardiff from Gloucester?
The average number of trains departing Gloucester for Cardiff is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Gloucester to Cardiff? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first Gloucester to Cardiff train departs at 07: 58   and the last train from Gloucester to Cardiff leaves at 11: 11. Check out the most up-to-date Gloucester to Cardiff train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Gloucester to Cardiff to get the best deals?
You can find a train from Gloucester to Cardiff to cost on average £13 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Gloucester to Cardiff train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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