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Leicester to Cardiff by train

The journey from Leicester to Cardiff by train is 118.36 mi and takes 3 hr 18 min. There are 24 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:18 AM and the last at 8:50 PM. It is possible to travel from Leicester to Cardiff by train for as little as $37.59 or as much as $148.12. The best price for this journey is $37.59.

Lowest Price$37.59
Journey Duration3 hr 18 min
Connection per Day24
Lowest Price$37.59
Highest Price$148.12
First Departure6:18 AM
Last Departure8:50 PM
Distance118.36 mi
DepartureLeicester
ArrivalCardiff
CarriersGreat Western Railway, Transport for Wales

Leicester to Cardiff Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2024

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Cheap train tickets from Leicester to Cardiff
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Leicester to Cardiff.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Leicester to Cardiff, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Leicester to Cardiff.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Leicester to Cardiff

The cheapest Leicester - Cardiff train tickets can be found for as low as $35.40 if you’re lucky, or $37.75 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $42.74.

Find the best day to travel to Cardiff by train

When travelling to Cardiff by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Great Western Railway (GWR) is a British railway company that operates passenger services between London and the southwest of England, as well as parts of Wales. It was founded in 1833 and was originally known as the Great Western Railway Company. GWR is now owned by FirstGroup. The company is known for its iconic green livery and its historic steam locomotives, including the famous Flying Scotsman.

The Welsh Government owns the non-profit organization Transport for Wales. It is responsible for the procurement and management of passenger rail services in Wales, as well as the development of the Welsh rail network. The company was established in 2018, taking over from Arriva Trains Wales, and operates services across Wales and the Borders. Transport for Wales is a great choice for your journeys within Wales, such as Cardiff to Aberdare or Newport to Swansea, or for your trips in England, like Manchester to Chester or Birmingham to Shrewsbury, and even for your travel between England and Wales.

Services on board Great Western Railway and Transport for Wales from Leicester to Cardiff
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Leicester to Cardiff CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
13.33kg
Bus
14.29kg
Flight
38.1kg
Car
30.48kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Leicester to Cardiff by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Leicester and Cardiff are 13.33kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Leicester and Cardiff? By taking the train between Leicester and Cardiff you will save 24.77kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.96kg compared to a bus and 17.15kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Leicester to Cardiff?
A train ticket from Leicester to Cardiff is $87.88. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $37.59.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Leicester to Cardiff?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Leicester to Cardiff is $37.59. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Leicester and Cardiff by train?
Leicester to Cardiff is 118.36 mi.
How long does the train between Leicester and Cardiff take?
Leicester to Cardiff is on average 3 hr 18 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 3 min.
Which companies operate from Leicester to Cardiff?
The train journey from Leicester to Cardiff is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Great Western Railway, Transport for Wales and CrossCountry.
How many train connections per day go from Leicester to Cardiff?
Leicester to Cardiff has 24 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Leicester to Cardiff leave?
The earliest train from Leicester to Cardiff departs at 6:18 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Leicester to Cardiff depart?
The latest train from Leicester to Cardiff departs at 8:50 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Leicester to Cardiff in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $37.59 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Leicester to Cardiff by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Leicester and Cardiff is 3 hr 3 min.
Is there a direct train from Leicester to Cardiff?
Yes, there is a direct train between Leicester and Cardiff.
What are the CO2 emissions for Leicester to Cardiff by train?
The train journey from Leicester to Cardiff creates 13.33kg of CO2 emissions.

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