Cardiff to Banbury by train

  • First train
    04:55
  • Last train
    23:20
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 3m
  • Distance
    143 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    49
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 11m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Cardiff to Banbury by train

Fast trains from Cardiff to Banbury take around 2 hours and 3 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 143 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Banbury.

1. Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Banbury?

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

We usually find around 48 departures on the route from Cardiff to Banbury 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 51 departures.

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

The Cardiff to Banbury train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 3 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Banbury is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 05:12 and the last train is around 21:50. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 04:55, and the last at 23:20.

When to book Cardiff to Banbury 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 Cardiff to Banbury by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Banbury?

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

  • Chiltern Railways
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway

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

Banbury to Cardiff 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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