Cardiff to Skegness by train

  • First train
    05:55
  • Last train
    23:27
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 36m
  • Distance
    303 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    11
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 48m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Cardiff to Skegness by train

Fast trains from Cardiff to Skegness take around 5 hours and 36 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 303 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Skegness.

1. Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Skegness?

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

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Cardiff to Skegness 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 13 departures.

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

The Cardiff to Skegness train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 36 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Skegness is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 05:55 and the last train is around 23:27. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 06:40, and the last at 20:54.

When to book Cardiff to Skegness 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 Skegness by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Skegness?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East 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.