Lancaster to Cardiff by train

  • First train
    05:13
  • Last train
    22:39
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 40m
  • Distance
    288 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    17
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 33m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Lancaster to Cardiff by train

Fast trains from Lancaster to Cardiff take around 3 hours and 40 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 288 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lancaster and Cardiff.

1. Are there direct trains from Lancaster to Cardiff?

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

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Lancaster to Cardiff every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Lancaster to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 40 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Lancaster around 05:13 and the last train is around 22:27. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lancaster around 05:38, and the last at 22:39.

When to book Lancaster 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 Lancaster to Cardiff by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lancaster and Cardiff?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • 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.

Cardiff to Lancaster by train

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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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