Sheffield to Cardiff by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Sheffield to Cardiff by train
Fast trains from Sheffield to Cardiff take around 3 hours and 20 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 242 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sheffield and Cardiff.
1. Are there direct trains from Sheffield to Cardiff?
Journeys between Sheffield and Cardiff usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 48 departures on the route from Sheffield 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 Sheffield to Cardiff?
The Sheffield to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 20 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Sheffield to Cardiff train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Sheffield around 05:05 and the last train is around 23:27.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Sheffield around 05:29, and the last at 22:13.
What's the Sheffield to Cardiff train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Sheffield to Cardiff are $46.24.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $58 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $117. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Sheffield 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 Sheffield to Cardiff by train.
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Which train companies operate between Sheffield and Cardiff?
More than one train company operates on the route from Sheffield to Cardiff, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- East Midlands Trains
- First Great Western
- First TransPennine Express
- Great Western Railway
- Northern Rail
- TransPennine Express
- Transport For Wales
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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