Basingstoke to Cardiff by train

  • First train
    06:33
  • Last train
    00:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 57m
  • Distance
    146 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    55
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 58m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Basingstoke to Cardiff by train

Fast trains from Basingstoke to Cardiff take around 1 hour and 57 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 146 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Basingstoke and Cardiff.

1. Are there direct trains from Basingstoke to Cardiff?

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

We usually find around 59 departures on the route from Basingstoke 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 47 departures.

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

The Basingstoke to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 57 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Basingstoke around 06:07 and the last train is around 00:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Basingstoke around 06:52, and the last at 00:28.

When to book Basingstoke 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 Basingstoke to Cardiff by train.

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Which train companies operate between Basingstoke and Cardiff?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway

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

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