Chester to Cardiff by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Chester to Cardiff by train
Fast trains from Chester to Cardiff take around 2 hours and 42 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 193 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chester and Cardiff.
1. Are there direct trains from Chester to Cardiff?
Direct trains from Chester to Cardiff have been found.
We usually find around 17 direct trains on the route from Chester to Cardiff every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 24 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Chester to Cardiff?
The Chester to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 42 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Chester to Cardiff train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Chester around 04:39 and the last train is around 18:30.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chester around 06:12, and the last at 18:33.
What's the Chester to Cardiff train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Chester to Cardiff are $33.83.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $33 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $45. 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 Chester 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 Chester to Cardiff by train.
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Which train companies operate between Chester and Cardiff?
More than one train company operates on the route from Chester to Cardiff, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- 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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