Cardiff to Middlesbrough by train

  • First train
    04:35
  • Last train
    21:55
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 37m
  • Distance
    370 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    43
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 31m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Cardiff to Middlesbrough by train

Fast trains from Cardiff to Middlesbrough take around 5 hours and 37 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 370 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Middlesbrough.

1. Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Middlesbrough?

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

We usually find around 42 departures on the route from Cardiff to Middlesbrough every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 46 departures.

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

The Cardiff to Middlesbrough train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 37 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Middlesbrough is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 04:35 and the last train is around 21:55. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 04:35, and the last at 21:25.

When to book Cardiff to Middlesbrough 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 Cardiff to Middlesbrough by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Middlesbrough?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • 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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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.