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Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central by train

It takes an average of 1h 21m to travel from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central by train, over a distance of around 55 miles (88 km). There are normally 34 trains per day travelling from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central and tickets for this journey start from £6.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 5m
PriceFrom £6.20
Distance55 miles (88 km)
Frequency34 trains per day
First train05:37
Last train22:58
Departure stationCheltenham Spa
Arrival stationCardiff Central
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry, Transport for Wales

Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central for Saturday 19th June 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.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:03 cheltenham spa07:20 cardiff centralPlat. 1 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets1h 17m, direct
06:44 cheltenham spa08:05 cardiff centralPlat. 1 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets1h 21m, direct
06:49 cheltenham spa08:38 cardiff centralPlat. 1 estimatedgreat western railway PeakGet tickets1h 49m, 2 changes
07:18 cheltenham spa09:07 cardiff centralPlat. 1 estimatedgreat western railway PeakGet tickets1h 49m, 1 change
08:15 cheltenham spa09:25 cardiff centralPlat. 1 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets1h 10m, direct
09:15 cheltenham spa10:27 cardiff centralPlat. 1 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets1h 12m, direct
09:23 cheltenham spa11:23 cardiff centralPlat. 1 estimatedgreat western railway PeakGet tickets2h 0m, 1 change
10:15 cheltenham spa11:25 cardiff centralPlat. 1 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets1h 10m, direct
11:18 cheltenham spa12:26 cardiff centralPlat. 1 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets1h 8m, direct
12:15 cheltenham spa13:25 cardiff centralPlat. 1 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets1h 10m, direct

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Cheltenham Spa and Cardiff Central is 1 hour and 21 minutes, with around 34 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 Cheltenham Spa and Cardiff Central by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central is 1 hour and 5 minutes.

How much does the train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central cost?

Train ticket prices from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central can start from as little as £6.20 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 Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central without having to change trains. There are 34 direct trains from Cheltenham Spa 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 Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central leave?

The first train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central leaves at 05:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central leaves at 22:58. 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 Cheltenham Spa and Cardiff Central by train?

Trains travelling from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central cover a distance of around 55 miles (88 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central

Train tickets from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central start at £6.20 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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