Duration 3h 16m
Distance 187 miles
Average price £170
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Cardiff and Cambridge takes 3h 16m 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 via London • 3h 3m

  1. Cardiff Central
  2. London Kings Cross
  3. Cambridge
3h 3m
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£73 - £151

Cardiff to Cambridge train times

Trains run hourly between Cardiff and Cambridge. The earliest departure is at 08:18 in the morning, 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 16m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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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 3m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Cambridge is 150 miles. The road distance is 187 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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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 3m.
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