Stoke-on-Trent to Cardiff by train

  • First train
    06:07
  • Last train
    23:33
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr
  • Distance
    184 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    39
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 22m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Stoke-on-Trent to Cardiff by train

Fast trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Cardiff take around 3 hours, covering a distance of approximately 184 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Stoke-on-Trent and Cardiff.

1. Are there direct trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Cardiff?

Journeys between Stoke-on-Trent and Cardiff usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 39 departures on the route from Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent to Cardiff?

The Stoke-on-Trent to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 3 hours, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Stoke-on-Trent to Cardiff train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Stoke-on-Trent around 06:07 and the last train is around 22:51. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Stoke-on-Trent around 06:08, and the last at 23:33.

When to book Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent to Cardiff by train.

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Which train companies operate between Stoke-on-Trent and Cardiff?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • Northern
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains
  • West 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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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.

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