Duration 5h 56m
Distance 223.6 miles
Average price £170
Frequency 14/day

Trip overview

The average train between Cardiff and Nelson Station takes 5h 56m and the fastest train takes 4h 37m. There is a train service every few hours from Cardiff to Nelson Station. 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 Crewe

  1. Cardiff Central
  2. Crewe
  3. Preston
  4. Nelson Station
5h 47m
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£95 - £180

Cardiff to Nelson Station train times

Trains run hourly between Cardiff and Nelson Station. The earliest departure is at 12:49 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Cardiff is at 21:55 which arrives into Nelson Station at 07:59. All services require a transfer, and take on average 5h 56m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Nelson Station. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Nelson via Crewe and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 47m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Nelson Station is 169 miles. The road distance is 223.6 miles.

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Cardiff to Nelson Station train services, operated by Transport for Wales, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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Cardiff to Nelson Station train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Nelson station.

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