Leicester to Cardiff by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Leicester to Cardiff by train
Fast trains from Leicester to Cardiff take around 3 hours and 1 minute, covering a distance of approximately 191 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leicester and Cardiff.
1. Are there direct trains from Leicester to Cardiff?
Journeys between Leicester and Cardiff usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 22 departures on the route from Leicester 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 25 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Leicester to Cardiff?
The Leicester to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 1 minute, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Leicester to Cardiff train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Leicester around 06:17 and the last train is around 22:55.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leicester around 05:49, and the last at 22:20.
What's the Leicester to Cardiff train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Leicester to Cardiff are $30.64.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $30 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $54. 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 Leicester 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 Leicester to Cardiff by train.
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Which train companies operate between Leicester and Cardiff?
More than one train company operates on the route from Leicester to Cardiff, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- East Midlands Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Cardiff to Leicester by train