Cardiff to Derby by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:40
  • Last train
    20:00
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 47m

Travelling from Cardiff to Derby by train

The fastest trains from Cardiff to Derby take around 2 hours and 47 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 199 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Derby.

Direct trains run between Cardiff and Derby.

We usually find around 13 direct trains on the route from Cardiff to Derby every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 20 departures. The duration is normally about 2 hours and 47 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Derby is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 06:40 and the last train is around 18:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 06:40, and the last at 20:00.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Cardiff to Derby 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 Derby by train.

Which trains operate between Cardiff and Derby?

CrossCountry is the rail operator that operates on the route from Cardiff to Derby.

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

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail 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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