Arriva Trains Wales services are now run by Transport for Wales. Don’t worry, there’ll be no change to your journey. Read our FAQs for more information.

If you're after Arriva Trains Wales tickets, look no further. At Trainline, we'll show you where Arriva Trains Wales can take you and how to book the best value fares for your journey. To find Arriva Trains Wales tickets, simply start a search above, and we'll show you the best available journey times and prices.

Arriva Trains Wales map

Arriva Trains Wales routes and services are now operated by Transport for Wales. You can still use our map below to plan out where in Wales you'd like to go and we'll show you how to get there.

Arriva Trains Wales takes you further. From the biggest cities in Wales, connect to smaller regions and towns in the country as well as popular destinations in England like Manchester and Chester and places further afield in the UK.

Heading to South Wales by train? Check out our dedicated guide to South Wales trains.

How to get cheap Arriva Trains Wales tickets

If you're after cheap UK train tickets, check out the hints below and see how you could bag yourself a bargain. We'll even highlight the cheapest prices!

Discover digital tickets 

Enjoy smoother Arriva Trains Wales journeys – go straight to the train when you use tickets on your phone. 94% of our customers wouldn't use anything else! Mobile Tickets will get sent directly to your Trainline app and etickets can be opened on your phone as a PDF. Both let you skip the queues at the ticket machine and breeze straight through the gates using your phone. They’re available on most Arriva Trains Wales journeys, so be sure to select this option when you book.

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Arriva Trains Wales Business (First) Class

Whether you're travelling for work, leisure or a bit of both, Arriva Trains Wales' Business Class option offers the best in comfort and style.

Travelling in Business Class with Arriva Trains Wales is a great way of commuting in style and comfort in and around Wales. Business Class is Arriva Trains Wales first class service that’s only available on journeys between Holyhead and Cardiff.

So, what do you get when you upgrade to a Business (First) Class ticket on Arriva Trains Wales? On morning services, there’s a complimentary hot breakfast, freshly prepared onboard with locally sourced ingredients.

For those taking evening trains, there’s a three-course meal available with delights such as Welsh black ribeye steaks, poached salmon and wild mushroom risotto on the menu to combat any hunger that strikes onboard.

Arriva Trains Wales also offers an extensive wine list and a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Couple this with more table space and extra legroom, choosing to travel on Business Class is a perfect complement to the business traveller and those who need the most luxurious surroundings.

Find out more about travelling First Class in the UK.

Cardiff to Swansea

Cardiff to Swansea train routes are some of the most popular on the whole Arriva Trains Wales network. They're an essential link between Wales’ biggest but strongly independent cities.

Running four trains per hour during peak times, passengers can go from Cardiff to Swansea by train in under an hour, making it a fantastic alternative to driving. Booking train tickets for this route in advance can also give a great opportunity to get cheap rail tickets for this journey, which is great for business travel or day trips.

Things to do in Cardiff range from fun days out seeing historical sights, catching a sporting event or concerts or even just a little retail therapy and a night out! The Principality Stadium hosts musical events and Welsh Rugby games, creating an atmosphere that is only seen to be believed. If it is the culture you want, Cardiff Bay or the Wales Millennium Centre provide a change of pace and let you take in some of the history of the local area and with things to learn and sights to see.

Swansea offers a welcome break for those looking for a relaxing weekend away. With a number of beaches and waterfronts to experience, including Gower Peninsula and Three Cliffs Bay, there is plenty of space to unwind as well as taking in the coastal sights.

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Top Arriva Trains Wales destinations

Need a bit of information ahead of your next trip? Check out these popular Arriva Trains Wales destinations for travel details and nearby attractions.   

Good to know

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Contact information

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Delays, lost property and onboard services

If you would like more information regarding Arriva Trains Wales times, lost property or onboard facilities, then please call Arriva Trains Wales on +(44)333 321 1202.

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