Wakefield to Cardiff by train

  • First train
    06:12
  • Last train
    00:12
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 56m
  • Distance
    271 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    19
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 16m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Wakefield to Cardiff by train

Fast trains from Wakefield to Cardiff take around 3 hours and 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 271 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Wakefield and Cardiff.

1. Are there direct trains from Wakefield to Cardiff?

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

We usually find around 24 departures on the route from Wakefield to Cardiff every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 16 departures.

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

The Wakefield to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Wakefield around 06:12 and the last train is around 00:12. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Wakefield around 06:29, and the last at 23:59.

When to book Wakefield 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 Wakefield to Cardiff by train.

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Which train companies operate between Wakefield and Cardiff?

More than one train company operates on the route from Wakefield 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
  • Transport For Wales

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Cardiff to Wakefield 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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