Peterborough to Cardiff by train

  • First train
    04:19
  • Last train
    22:49
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 36m
  • Distance
    235 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    70
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 40m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Peterborough to Cardiff by train

Fast trains from Peterborough to Cardiff take around 3 hours and 36 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 235 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Peterborough and Cardiff.

1. Are there direct trains from Peterborough to Cardiff?

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

We usually find around 72 departures on the route from Peterborough 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 68 departures.

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

The Peterborough to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 36 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Peterborough around 05:40 and the last train is around 23:47. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Peterborough around 04:19, and the last at 22:46.

When to book Peterborough 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 Peterborough to Cardiff by train.

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Which train companies operate between Peterborough and Cardiff?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First Great Western
  • First Hull Trains
  • GWR
  • Great Northern
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

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.