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Aberdeen to Cardiff Central by train

It takes an average of 12h 14m to travel from Aberdeen to Cardiff Central by train, over a distance of around 394 miles (634 km). There are normally 19 trains per day travelling from Aberdeen to Cardiff Central and tickets for this journey start from £76.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 37m
PriceFrom £76.90
Distance394 miles (634 km)
Frequency19 trains per day
First train04:48
Last train22:26
Departure stationAberdeen
Arrival stationCardiff Central
Changes1 change
Train operatorsCrossCountry, Great Western Railway, TransPennine Express, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway, Transport for Wales

Aberdeen to Cardiff Central train times

Check out the next trains departing from Aberdeen to Cardiff Central for Tuesday 5th October 2021 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
09:20 18:00 8h 40m, 2 changes
09:20 19:28 10h 8m, 1 change
10:52 19:57 9h 5m, 2 changes
12:01 22:01 10h 0m, 2 changes
12:45 23:11 10h 26m, 4 changes
14:56 00:06 9h 10m, 2 changes
15:52 07:21 15h 29m, 3 changes
17:00 08:22 15h 22m, 2 changes
17:45 08:47 15h 2m, 4 changes
22:43 09:56 11h 13m, 1 change

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Aberdeen 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 Aberdeen to Cardiff Central take?

The average journey time by train between Aberdeen and Cardiff Central is 12 hours and 14 minutes, with around 19 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 Aberdeen and Cardiff Central by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Aberdeen to Cardiff Central is 8 hours and 37 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Aberdeen to Cardiff Central can start from as little as £76.90 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 Aberdeen to Cardiff Central?

No, there are no direct train services from Aberdeen to Cardiff Central. Travelling from Aberdeen to Cardiff Central by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Aberdeen to Cardiff Central leaves at 04:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Aberdeen to Cardiff Central leaves at 22:26. 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 Aberdeen and Cardiff Central by train?

Trains travelling from Aberdeen to Cardiff Central cover a distance of around 394 miles (634 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Cardiff Central

Train tickets from Aberdeen to Cardiff Central start at £76.90 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, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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