Banbury to Cardiff by train

  • First train
    06:00
  • Last train
    00:03
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 20m
  • Distance
    143 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    38
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 54m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Banbury to Cardiff by train

Fast trains from Banbury to Cardiff take around 2 hours and 20 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 143 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Banbury and Cardiff.

1. Are there direct trains from Banbury to Cardiff?

Journeys between Banbury and Cardiff usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 41 departures on the route from Banbury to Cardiff every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 34 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Banbury to Cardiff?

The Banbury to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 20 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Banbury to Cardiff train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Banbury around 06:04 and the last train is around 00:03. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Banbury around 06:00, and the last at 22:00.

When to book Banbury to Cardiff train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Banbury to Cardiff by train.

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Which train companies operate between Banbury and Cardiff?

More than one train company operates on the route from Banbury to Cardiff, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Chiltern Railways
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Cardiff to Banbury by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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