Croydon to Cardiff by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:40
  • Last train
    23:20
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 4m

Travelling from Croydon to Cardiff by train

Fast trains from Croydon to Cardiff take around 3 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 214 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Croydon and Cardiff.

Are there direct trains from Croydon to Cardiff?

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

We usually find around 39 departures on the route from Croydon 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 44 departures.

How long is the train journey from Croydon to Cardiff?

The Croydon to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Croydon to Cardiff train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Croydon around 06:31 and the last train is around 23:20. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Croydon around 04:40, and the last at 22:15.

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

When to book Croydon 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 Croydon to Cardiff by train.

Which train companies operate between Croydon and Cardiff?

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

  • First Great Western
  • Gatwick Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • Southern
  • Thameslink

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

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

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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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