Duration 4h 59m
Distance 244 miles
Average price £128
Frequency 18/day

Trip overview

The average train between Harwich and Cardiff takes 4h 59m and the fastest train takes 3h 46m. There is a train service every few hours from Harwich to Cardiff. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Manningtree
  2. London Paddington
  3. Cardiff
4h 5m
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£81 - £171

Harwich to Cardiff train times

Trains run hourly between Harwich and Cardiff. The service departs Harwich at 23:28 at night, which arrives into Cardiff at 09:08. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 59m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Harwich to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Harwich Town and arriving at Cardiff Central via Manningtree, Liverpool Street station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 5m.

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The distance between Harwich and Cardiff is 195 miles. The road distance is 244 miles.

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Harwich to Cardiff train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Manningtree station.

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Harwich to Cardiff train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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