Stafford to Cardiff by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:24
  • Last train
    21:39
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 41m

Travelling from Stafford to Cardiff by train

Fast trains from Stafford to Cardiff take around 2 hours and 41 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 165 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Stafford and Cardiff.

Are there direct trains from Stafford to Cardiff?

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

We usually find around 23 departures on the route from Stafford 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 28 departures.

How long is the train journey from Stafford to Cardiff?

The Stafford to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 41 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Stafford to Cardiff train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Stafford around 05:24 and the last train is around 21:39. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Stafford around 06:26, and the last at 21:13.

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

When to book Stafford 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 Stafford to Cardiff by train.

Which train companies operate between Stafford and Cardiff?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • 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 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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