Thornaby to Cardiff by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 35m
  • Distance
    366 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 27m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Thornaby to Cardiff by train

Fast trains from Thornaby to Cardiff take around 5 hours and 35 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 366 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Thornaby and Cardiff.

1. Are there direct trains from Thornaby to Cardiff?

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

We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Thornaby to Cardiff 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 26 departures.

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

The Thornaby to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 35 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Thornaby around 05:48 and the last train is around 22:02. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Thornaby around 05:25, and the last at 23:08.

When to book Thornaby 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 Thornaby to Cardiff by train.

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Which train companies operate between Thornaby and Cardiff?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • 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.