Leicester station (LEI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train

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Cheap train tickets from Leicester station (LEI) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Showing times and prices for 28 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Leicester station (LEI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

CrossCountry
06:183h07
Leicester station (LEI)
09:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
£2371One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
07:223h03
Leicester station (LEI)
10:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
£2371One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
08:183h07
Leicester station (LEI)
11:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
£2371One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
09:153h10
Leicester station (LEI)
12:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
£2371One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
10:163h09
Leicester station (LEI)
13:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
£2371One-way
1 change

Train timetableLeicester station (LEI) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 28 May
CrossCountry
06:183h07
Leicester station (LEI)
09:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
CrossCountry
07:223h03
Leicester station (LEI)
10:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
CrossCountry
08:183h07
Leicester station (LEI)
11:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
CrossCountry
09:153h10
Leicester station (LEI)
12:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
CrossCountry
10:163h09
Leicester station (LEI)
13:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change

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Train times from Leicester station (LEI) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Showing times and prices for 28 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 3 m

Average

3 h 29 m

Trains per day

15

Distance

190 km

To travel from Leicester station (LEI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) you need to make at least one change.

CrossCountry
07:223h03
Leicester station (LEI)
10:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
£2371One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
18:183h06
Leicester station (LEI)
21:24Cardiff Central (CDF)
£2371One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
06:183h07
Leicester station (LEI)
09:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
£2371One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
08:183h07
Leicester station (LEI)
11:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
£2371One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
11:183h07
Leicester station (LEI)
14:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
£2371One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Leicester station (LEI) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

distanceDistance118 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 6 min
priceAverage train ticket price£43 (€48)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesCrossCountry

Trains from Leicester station (LEI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) cover the 118 miles long trip taking on average 3 h 6 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £43, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £36. Travellers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Leicester station (LEI) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Travel between Leicester station (LEI) and Cardiff Central (CDF) from £237 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

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

Train information from Leicester station (LEI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 3 h
  • Cheapest Price: £237
  • CrossCountry frequency: 12 a day

FAQs: Leicester station (LEI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train

FAQs: Travel by train from Leicester station (LEI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) 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 station (LEI) to Cardiff Central (CDF).
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Leicester station (LEI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) can start from as little as £36 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Leicester station (LEI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) is £43; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Leicester station (LEI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train time is 3 h 6 min   covering the 118 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Leicester station (LEI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) leaves at 10: 16. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Leicester station (LEI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) leaves at 11: 18.
There are 12 trains a day from Leicester station (LEI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) which require at least one change with CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
When taking a train from Leicester station (LEI) to Cardiff Central (CDF), you can count on CrossCountry for the best way to get you to Cardiff Central (CDF). You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Cardiff Central (CDF) from Leicester station (LEI) and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Leicester, which is located around 1.2 miles (1.9 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 Leicester station (LEI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) is February.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Cardiff Central (CDF) from Leicester station (LEI) including taking a train or coach.

Trains departing from Leicester

Distance from Leicester to city center
Distance from Leicester to city center
1.2 miles (1.9 km)
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Coaches leave from the Station front
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
ATM
ATM
Shopping
Shopping
Dining
Dining
Information Desk
Information Desk
Information available from staff: Yes - from information point, Yes - from ticket office | Helpline Contact: 08000 11 33 23 | Passenger Information Systems: Departure screens, Announcements, Arrival screens
Accessibility
Accessibility
Staff help available: Yes | Step free access coverage: Yes | Step free access note: This is a Category An access station. There is step free access to the main entrance and lifts to all platforms. Customers with wheelchairs who require assistance on graduated slopes should press the ticket gate'assistance' button located at the bottom of the stairs near the self service ticket machines. To ensure availability of staff to assist, it is imperative that customers book assistance in advance. This station has tactile paving at the edge of all platforms and at the bottom of all staircases. | Accessible car park equipment: Wheelchair users may require assistance using car park equipment at this station | Accessible ticket machines: There are accessible ticket machines at this station | Accessible toilets: Yes | Ramp for train access: Yes | Wheelchairs available: Yes | Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available: Yes

Trains arriving to Cardiff Central

Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
1.1 miles (1.8 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
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)
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Cardiff Airport
14 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
Take the Transport for Wales train from the station to Dinas Powys, then take the 304 bus directly to the airport. The journey takes about 1 hour in total.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi in the station.
ATM
ATM
Located outside of the main entrance.
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: Taxi rank is on the right as you exit the main station entrance
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: News agent and convenience store
Dining
Dining
Gourmet Coffee Bar & Kitchen | Pret a Manger | Tesco Express
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis | Enterprise | Europcar
Accessibility
Accessibility
There is step-free access in the whole station. There are also ramps for train access and elevators in the station.

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