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Duration 3h 18m
Distance 186.9 miles
Average price £170
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Cardiff and Cambridge takes 3h 18m and the fastest train takes 3h 4m. There is an hourly train service from Cardiff to Cambridge. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Cardiff Central
  2. London Kings Cross
  3. Cambridge
3h 5m
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£73 - £101

Cardiff to Cambridge train times

Trains run hourly between Cardiff and Cambridge. The earliest departure is at 20:21 in the evening, and the last departure from Cardiff is at 21:20 which arrives into Cambridge at 00:35. All services require a transfer, and take on average 3h 18m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Cardiff to Cambridge? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Cambridge via Paddington and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 5m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Cambridge is 150 miles. The road distance is 186.9 miles.

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Cardiff to Cambridge train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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Cardiff to Cambridge train services, operated by Great Northern, arrive at Cambridge station.

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What companies run services between Cardiff and Cambridge?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Cambridge via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London Kings Cross in around 3h 5m.
Train operators
CrossCountry
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£55 - £70
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £170
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £190
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£65 - £80
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £190

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