There are 3 ways to get from Wrexham to Cardiff by train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Wrexham General to Cardiff Central

$55 - $90

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Wrexham to Cardiff 140.4 miles

$30 - $45

Train, fly  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Wrexham General to Chester
  2. Fly from Chester (CEG) to Bristol (BRS) CEG - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$115 - $253

What companies run services between Wrexham, Wales and Cardiff, Wales?

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Wrexham to Cardiff every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 44 min.

Airlines
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Chester to Bristol
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Wrexham General to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
First Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
Train from Wrexham General to Chester
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $10
First Anytime Day Single
$8 - $13
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Wrexham General to Chester
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $19
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $40

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Wrexham to Cardiff?

The distance between Wrexham and Cardiff is 175 km. The road distance is 225 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Wrexham to Cardiff?

The cheapest way to get from Wrexham to Cardiff is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 51 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Wrexham to Cardiff?

The quickest way to get from Wrexham to Cardiff is to train which takes 2 h 44 min and costs £40 - £65.

Is there a direct train between Wrexham and Cardiff?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wrexham General and arriving at Cardiff Central. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 2 h 44 min.

How long does it take to get from Wrexham to Cardiff?

The train from Wrexham General to Cardiff Central takes 2 h 44 min including transfers and departs every four hours.