Southampton to Cardiff by train
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Travelling from Southampton to Cardiff by train
Fast trains from Southampton to Cardiff take around 2 hours and 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 138 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southampton and Cardiff.
1. Are there direct trains from Southampton to Cardiff?
Direct trains from Southampton to Cardiff have been found.
We usually find around 17 direct trains on the route from Southampton to Cardiff every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 27 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Southampton to Cardiff?
The Southampton to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Southampton to Cardiff train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Southampton around 06:46 and the last train is around 21:11.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southampton around 06:53, and the last at 21:12.
What's the Southampton to Cardiff train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Southampton to Cardiff are $14.40.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $24 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $30. 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 Southampton 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 Southampton to Cardiff by train.
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Which train companies operate between Southampton and Cardiff?
More than one train company operates on the route from Southampton to Cardiff, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- 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.
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