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Travelling from Chelmsford to Cardiff by train

Fast trains from Chelmsford to Cardiff take around 3 hours and 32 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 253 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chelmsford and Cardiff.

Are there direct trains from Chelmsford to Cardiff?

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

We usually find around 30 departures on the route from Chelmsford to Cardiff 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 53 departures.

How long is the train journey from Chelmsford to Cardiff?

The Chelmsford to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 32 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Chelmsford to Cardiff train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Chelmsford around 05:11 and the last train is around 23:25. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chelmsford around 05:11, and the last at 23:57.

When to book Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford to Cardiff by train.

Which train companies operate between Chelmsford and Cardiff?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground

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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