Bradford to Cardiff by train

  • First train
    05:31
  • Last train
    20:24
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 33m
  • Distance
    276 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    75
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 16m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bradford to Cardiff by train

Fast trains from Bradford to Cardiff take around 4 hours and 33 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 276 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bradford and Cardiff.

1. Are there direct trains from Bradford to Cardiff?

Journeys between Bradford and Cardiff usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 79 departures on the route from Bradford 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 63 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Bradford to Cardiff?

The Bradford to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 33 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Bradford to Cardiff train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Bradford around 05:31 and the last train is around 20:22. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bradford around 06:27, and the last at 00:04.

When to book Bradford 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 Bradford to Cardiff by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bradford and Cardiff?

More than one train company operates on the route from Bradford to Cardiff, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Grand Central
  • Grand Central Railway
  • Great Western Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport For Wales
  • UK Rail Connections
  • 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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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.