Derby to Cardiff by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:36
  • Last train
    19:37
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 44m

Travelling from Derby to Cardiff by train

The fastest trains from Derby to Cardiff take around 2 hours and 44 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 199 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Derby and Cardiff.

Direct trains run between Derby and Cardiff.

We usually find around 16 direct trains on the route from Derby to Cardiff every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 15 departures. The duration is normally about 2 hours and 44 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Derby around 06:36 and the last train is around 19:37. This is the same at the weekend.

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

When to book Derby 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 Derby to Cardiff by train.

Which trains operate between Derby and Cardiff?

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

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

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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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