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Aberdare to Cardiff Central by train

It takes an average of 1h 7m to travel from Aberdare to Cardiff Central by train, over a distance of around 20 miles (32 km). There are normally 25 trains per day travelling from Aberdare to Cardiff Central and tickets for this journey start from £5 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 59m
PriceFrom £5
Distance20 miles (32 km)
Frequency25 trains per day
First train04:51
Last train20:51
Departure stationAberdare
Arrival stationCardiff Central
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsTransport for Wales

Aberdare to Cardiff Central train times

Check out the next trains departing from Aberdare to Cardiff Central for Tuesday 12th July 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:51 11:55 1h 4m, direct
11:21 12:26 1h 5m, direct
12:21 13:25 1h 4m, direct
12:51 13:55 1h 4m, direct
13:51 14:55 1h 4m, direct
14:21 15:25 1h 4m, direct
14:51 15:55 1h 4m, direct
15:21 16:25 1h 4m, direct
15:51 16:55 1h 4m, direct
16:21 17:25 1h 4m, direct

Travelling from Aberdare to Cardiff Central by train

Looking to travel from Aberdare to Cardiff Central by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 1 hour 17 minutes to travel from Aberdare to Cardiff Central by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 59 minutes though. You'll usually find 25 trains per day running along the 20 miles (32 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Cardiff Central. Transport for Wales are the main train operator on this route and will whisk you to Cardiff Central in no time.

To help you get great train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Aberdare to Cardiff Central in our Journey Planner. Just remember, as well as travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from £5.00.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, scroll up for timetables including live train times, or keep reading for FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Aberdare to Cardiff Central? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Aberdare to Cardiff Central take?

The average journey time by train between Aberdare and Cardiff Central is 1 hour and 7 minutes, with around 25 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Aberdare and Cardiff Central by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Aberdare to Cardiff Central is 59 minutes.

How much does the train from Aberdare to Cardiff Central cost?

Train ticket prices from Aberdare to Cardiff Central can start from as little as £5 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Aberdare to Cardiff Central?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Aberdare to Cardiff Central without having to change trains. There are 25 direct trains from Aberdare to Cardiff Central each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Aberdare to Cardiff Central leave?

The first train from Aberdare to Cardiff Central leaves at 04:51. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Aberdare to Cardiff Central leave?

The last train from Aberdare to Cardiff Central leaves at 20:51. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Aberdare and Cardiff Central by train?

Trains travelling from Aberdare to Cardiff Central cover a distance of around 20 miles (32 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cardiff Central to Aberdare.

Cheap train tickets from Aberdare to Cardiff Central

Train tickets from Aberdare to Cardiff Central start at £5 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Aberdare to Cardiff Central is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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