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Wrexham General to Cardiff Central by train

It takes an average of 2h 42m to travel from Wrexham General to Cardiff Central by train, over a distance of around 109 miles (175 km). There are normally 16 trains per day travelling from Wrexham General to Cardiff Central and tickets for this journey start from £21.40 when you book in advance.

First train

05:32

Last train

21:00

Departure station

Wrexham General

Arrival station

Cardiff Central

Journey time

From 2h 24m

Distance

109 miles (175 km)

Frequency

16 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £21.40

Train operators

Transport for Wales

How to travel from Wrexham General to Cardiff Central by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Wrexham General to Cardiff Central? Look no further.

You'll usually find 16 trains per day running between Wrexham General and Cardiff Central, which usually take 2 hours 42 minutes to complete the 109 miles (175 km) journey. It can take as little as 2 hours 24 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. Transport for Wales trains are the main operator of services on this route, so you're likely to travel with them for all or at least part of your journey to Cardiff Central.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Wrexham General to Cardiff Central start from £21.40 when you book in advance. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard can also help you save.

Keen to book your train tickets to Cardiff Central? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable with live train times above, and tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs further down the page.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Wrexham General and Cardiff Central is 2 hours and 42 minutes, with around 16 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 Wrexham General and Cardiff Central by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Wrexham General to Cardiff Central is 2 hours and 24 minutes.

How much does the train from Wrexham General to Cardiff Central cost?

Train ticket prices from Wrexham General to Cardiff Central can start from as little as £21.40 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 Wrexham General to Cardiff Central?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Wrexham General to Cardiff Central without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from Wrexham General 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 Wrexham General to Cardiff Central leave?

The first train from Wrexham General to Cardiff Central leaves at 05:32. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Wrexham General to Cardiff Central leaves at 21:00. 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 Wrexham General and Cardiff Central by train?

Trains travelling from Wrexham General to Cardiff Central cover a distance of around 109 miles (175 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Wrexham General to Cardiff Central

Train tickets from Wrexham General to Cardiff Central start at £21.40 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.

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Consider a Season Ticket

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Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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