York to Cardiff by train
Travelling from York to Cardiff by train
Fast trains from York to Cardiff take around 4 hours and 9 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 310 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between York and Cardiff.
1. Are there direct trains from York to Cardiff?
Journeys between York and Cardiff usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 65 departures on the route from York 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 61 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from York to Cardiff?
The York to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 9 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the York to Cardiff train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart York around 05:18 and the last train is around 23:39.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves York around 05:21, and the last at 23:37.
What's the York to Cardiff train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from York to Cardiff are $36.88.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $58 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $71. 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 York 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 York to Cardiff by train.
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Which train companies operate between York and Cardiff?
More than one train company operates on the route from York 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
- TransPennine Express
- Transport For Wales
- UK Rail Connections
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Cardiff to York by train