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Train Information from Leicester to Cardiff

distanceDistance118 miles (190 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 7 min
priceAverage train ticket price£49 (€55)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from Leicester to Cardiff cover the 118 miles (190 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 7 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £49, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £37. Travellers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Cardiff Central.

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Train from Leicester to Cardiff with CrossCountry

For as little as £37 you can travel by train from Leicester to Cardiff with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.


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

If you're looking for cheap CrossCountry tickets from Leicester to Cardiff, check out Omio! With one-way Leicester to Cardiff train ticket prices starting as low as £37 when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Cardiff from Leicester by showing you the latest CrossCountry offers, train timetables and tickets for this 118 miles (190 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this journey, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard with CrossCountry. If you search for CrossCountry tickets from Leicester to Cardiff in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Leicester to Cardiff on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with CrossCountry so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

CrossCountry from Leicester to Cardiff train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 30 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 12 a day

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets from Leicester to Cardiff don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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

Travel Tips

Trains from Leicester 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 Leicester to Cardiff.
How much does a cheap train from Leicester to Cardiff cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Leicester to Cardiff to cost as little as £37  in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Leicester to Cardiff?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Leicester to Cardiff train prices are on average £49  one way.
How many miles is it from Leicester to Cardiff by train?
You should expect to travel around 118 miles (190 km)  from Leicester to Cardiff by train.
How long is the train to Cardiff from Leicester?
While the time it takes to travel 118 miles (190 km) from Leicester to Cardiff can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Leicester to Cardiff is on average 3 h 7 min.
What is the departure train station in Leicester and arrival train station in Cardiff?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Leicester   and arriving in Cardiff Central.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Leicester, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Leicester. The most popular arrival train station in Cardiff, called Cardiff Central, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

Which train companies can get me from Leicester to Cardiff?
When taking a train from Leicester to Cardiff, you can count on Cross Country for the best way to get you to Cardiff. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Leicester to Cardiff and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains are there between Leicester and Cardiff a day?
The average number of trains departing Leicester for Cardiff is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Leicester to Cardiff? What time is the last train from Leicester to Cardiff?
The first Leicester to Cardiff train departs at 09: 18   and the last train from Leicester to Cardiff leaves at 11: 18. Check out the most up-to-date Leicester to Cardiff train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Leicester to Cardiff to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you book train tickets to Cardiff from Leicester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £49 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Leicester to Cardiff a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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