Hull to Cardiff by train

  • First train
    05:20
  • Last train
    22:33
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 48m
  • Distance
    317 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    43
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 19m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Hull to Cardiff by train

Fast trains from Hull to Cardiff take around 4 hours and 48 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 317 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Hull and Cardiff.

1. Are there direct trains from Hull to Cardiff?

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

We usually find around 42 departures on the route from Hull 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.

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

The Hull to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 48 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Hull around 05:20 and the last train is around 22:33. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Hull around 05:20, and the last at 22:54.

When to book Hull 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 Hull to Cardiff by train.

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Which train companies operate between Hull and Cardiff?

More than one train company operates on the route from Hull to Cardiff, 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
  • Virgin Trains

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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