Cardiff to Cambridge by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Cardiff to Cambridge by train
Fast trains from Cardiff to Cambridge take around 3 hours and 34 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 241 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Cambridge.
1. Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Cambridge?
Journeys between Cardiff and Cambridge usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 64 departures on the route from Cardiff to Cambridge every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 70 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Cardiff to Cambridge?
The Cardiff to Cambridge train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 34 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Cardiff to Cambridge train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Cambridge is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 05:15 and the last train is around 23:27.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 04:55, and the last at 23:11.
What's the Cardiff to Cambridge train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Cardiff to Cambridge are $45.34.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $45 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $59. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Cardiff to Cambridge 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 Cardiff to Cambridge by train.
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Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Cambridge?
More than one train company operates on the route from Cardiff to Cambridge, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Abellio Greater Anglia
- Arriva Trains Wales
- First Great Western
- Great Northern
- Great Western Railway
- Greater Anglia
- London Underground
- Transport For Wales
- UK Rail Connections
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Cambridge to Cardiff by train