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Aberdeen to Cardiff by train
Fastest journey8hr 34m
Trains per day22
Avg. journey time11hr 29m
Travelling from Aberdeen to Cardiff by train
Fast trains from Aberdeen to Cardiff take around 8 hours and 34 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 635 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Aberdeen and Cardiff.
1. Are there direct trains from Aberdeen to Cardiff?
Journeys between Aberdeen and Cardiff usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 24 departures on the route from Aberdeen to Cardiff every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 23 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Aberdeen to Cardiff?
The Aberdeen to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 34 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Aberdeen to Cardiff train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Aberdeen around 05:46 and the last train is around 23:23. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Aberdeen around 05:46, and the last at 22:27.
When to book Aberdeen to Cardiff train tickets?
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Aberdeen to Cardiff by train.
Which train companies operate between Aberdeen and Cardiff?
More than one train company operates on the route from Aberdeen to Cardiff, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- Avanti West Coast
- Caledonian Sleeper
- East Coast
- First Great Western
- First TransPennine Express
- Great Western Railway
- London North Eastern Railway
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- TransPennine Express
- Transport For Wales
- Virgin Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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