Leicester to Cardiff by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:17
  • Last train
    22:55
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 3m

Travelling from Leicester to Cardiff by train

The fastest trains from Leicester to Cardiff take around 3 hours and 3 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 191 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leicester and Cardiff.

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

We usually find around 16 departures on the route from Leicester 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 17 departures. The duration is normally about 3 hours and 3 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Leicester around 06:17 and the last train is around 22:55. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leicester around 05:49, and the last at 22:19.

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

When to book Leicester 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 Leicester to Cardiff by train.

Which trains operate between Leicester and Cardiff?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands 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 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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