Cardiff to Thornaby by train

  • First train
    04:23
  • Last train
    21:55
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 34m
  • Distance
    366 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    16
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 57m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Cardiff to Thornaby by train

Fast trains from Cardiff to Thornaby take around 5 hours and 34 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 366 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Thornaby.

1. Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Thornaby?

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

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Cardiff to Thornaby 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 19 departures.

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

The Cardiff to Thornaby train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 34 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Thornaby is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 04:23 and the last train is around 22:29. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 04:35, and the last at 23:18.

When to book Cardiff to Thornaby 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 Thornaby by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Thornaby?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • First TransPennine Express
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport For Wales

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.