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Cambridge to Cardiff Central

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  1. on time
    Cambridge
    Platform 8
    16:54
    Cambridge
    Platform 8
    17:59
    London St Pancras International
    Platform A
    17:59
    London St Pancras International
    18:45
    London Paddington
    18:45
    London Paddington
    Platform 5 estimated
    20:51
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    2 changes
    Off Peak
  2. on time
    Cambridge
    Platform 7
    16:57
    Cambridge
    Platform 7
    18:20
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 10 estimated
    18:20
    London Kings Cross
    19:15
    London Paddington
    19:15
    London Paddington
    Platform 1 estimated
    21:17
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    2 changes
    Super Off Peak
  3. on time
    Cambridge
    Platform 7 estimated
    18:13
    Cambridge
    Platform 7 estimated
    19:04
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 7 estimated
    19:04
    London Kings Cross
    20:15
    London Paddington
    20:15
    London Paddington
    Platform 10 estimated
    22:24
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 4 estimated
    on time
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 4 estimated
    2 changes
    Super Off Peak
  4. on time
    Cambridge
    Platform 8 estimated
    19:14
    Cambridge
    Platform 8 estimated
    20:12
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 3 estimated
    20:12
    London Kings Cross
    21:15
    London Paddington
    21:15
    London Paddington
    Platform 5 estimated
    23:41
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    2 changes
    Super Off Peak
  5. on time
    Cambridge
    Platform 7 estimated
    20:44
    Cambridge
    Platform 7 estimated
    21:33
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 6 estimated
    21:33
    London Kings Cross
    22:45
    London Paddington
    22:45
    London Paddington
    Platform 5 estimated
    01:25
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    2 changes
    Super Off Peak
  6. on time
    Cambridge
    Platform 7 estimated
    21:44
    Cambridge
    Platform 7 estimated
    22:32
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 2 estimated
    22:32
    London Kings Cross
    23:30
    London Paddington
    23:30
    London Paddington
    Platform 10 estimated
    02:32
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    on time
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    2 changes
    Super Off Peak
  7. on time
    Cambridge
    Platform 8 estimated
    23:54
    Cambridge
    Platform 8 estimated
    01:06
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 3 estimated
    01:06
    London Kings Cross
    05:19
    London Paddington
    05:19
    London Paddington
    Platform 8 estimated
    08:02
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
  8. on time
    Cambridge
    Platform 8 estimated
    04:54
    Cambridge
    Platform 8 estimated
    05:58
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 8 estimated
    05:58
    London Kings Cross
    07:15
    London Paddington
    07:15
    London Paddington
    Platform 4 estimated
    09:20
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
  9. on time
    Cambridge
    Platform 5 estimated
    05:15
    Cambridge
    Platform 5 estimated
    07:58
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 10A estimated
    08:30
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 10B estimated
    10:27
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 4A estimated
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 4A estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  10. on time
    Cambridge
    Platform 7 estimated
    05:54
    Cambridge
    Platform 7 estimated
    06:59
    London St Pancras International
    Platform A estimated
    07:00
    London St Pancras International
    07:45
    London Paddington
    07:45
    London Paddington
    Platform 2 estimated
    09:49
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 4 estimated
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 4 estimated
    2 changes
    Peak

Journey information from Cambridge to Cardiff Central

  • Train Fares from: £24
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: 1 to 3
  • How long does it take to travel from Cambridge to Cardiff Central by train?

    The average journey time between Cambridge and Cardiff Central is . The fastest journey time is . On an average weekday, there are 15 trains per day travelling from Cambridge to Cardiff Central. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • Are there direct trains from Cambridge to Cardiff Central?

    No, it is not possible to travel from Cambridge to Cardiff Central without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Cambridge to Cardiff Central.

    No direct trains possible
  • What is the distance between Cambridge and Cardiff Central?

    The distance between Cambridge and Cardiff Central is 150 miles.

    Distance: 150 miles
  • What time is the first train from Cambridge to Cardiff Central?

    The first train from Cambridge to Cardiff Central departs at .

    What time is the last train from Cambridge to Cardiff Central?

    The last train from Cambridge to Cardiff Central departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

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