It takes an average of 6h 37m to travel from York to Cardiff Central by train, over a distance of around 192 miles (310 km). There are normally 73 trains per day travelling from York to Cardiff Central and tickets for this journey start from £44.80 when you book in advance.
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192 miles (310 km)
73 trains per day
If you want to know more about the journey from York to Cardiff Central by train, look no further!
The average journey time from York to Cardiff Central by train is 6 hours 37 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 4 hours. You'll usually find 73 trains per day travelling the 192 miles (310 km) between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change along the way to Cardiff Central. You'll be travelling with London North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast or Great Western Railway on your way to Cardiff Central, as these are the main rail operators on this route.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from York to Cardiff Central start from £44.80 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard are also great ways to save.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Cardiff Central, including FAQs, and tips on booking cheap train tickets. Check the timetable above for live train times or if you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
The average journey time by train between York and Cardiff Central is 6 hours and 37 minutes, with around 73 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.
The fastest journey time by train from York to Cardiff Central is 4 hours and 0 minutes.
Train ticket prices from York to Cardiff Central can start from as little as £44.80 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.
No, there are no direct train services from York to Cardiff Central. Travelling from York to Cardiff Central by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from York to Cardiff Central leaves at 02:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from York to Cardiff Central leaves at 01:38. 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.
Trains travelling from York to Cardiff Central cover a distance of around 192 miles (310 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cardiff Central to York.
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