Cardiff to Rugby by train

  • First train
    06:10
  • Last train
    23:20
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 41m
  • Distance
    166 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    51
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 31m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Cardiff to Rugby by train

Fast trains from Cardiff to Rugby take around 2 hours and 41 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 166 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Rugby.

1. Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Rugby?

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

We usually find around 54 departures on the route from Cardiff to Rugby every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Cardiff to Rugby train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 41 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Rugby is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 06:26 and the last train is around 21:50. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 04:42, and the last at 23:20.

When to book Cardiff to Rugby 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 Rugby by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Rugby?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands 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.