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Stoke-on-Trent to Cardiff by train

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  • Distance
    184 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 22m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Stoke-on-Trent to Cardiff by train

Fast trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Cardiff take around 3 hours, covering a distance of approximately 184 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Stoke-on-Trent and Cardiff.

1. Are there direct trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Cardiff?

Journeys between Stoke-on-Trent and Cardiff usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 43 departures on the route from Stoke-on-Trent 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 40 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Stoke-on-Trent to Cardiff?

The Stoke-on-Trent to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 3 hours, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Stoke-on-Trent to Cardiff train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Stoke-on-Trent around 06:06 and the last train is around 22:51. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Stoke-on-Trent around 06:08, and the last at 23:33.

When to book Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent to Cardiff by train.

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Which train companies operate between Stoke-on-Trent and Cardiff?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • Northern
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

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

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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.