Cardiff to Hull by train

  • First train
    04:35
  • Last train
    21:55
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 55m
  • Distance
    317 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    45
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 53m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Cardiff to Hull by train

Fast trains from Cardiff to Hull take around 4 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 317 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Hull.

1. Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Hull?

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

We usually find around 49 departures on the route from Cardiff to Hull 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 40 departures.

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

The Cardiff to Hull train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Hull is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 04:35 and the last train is around 21:55. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 04:35, and the last at 21:12.

When to book Cardiff to Hull 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 Hull by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Hull?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First Great Western
  • First Hull Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport For Wales

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 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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