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Cardiff to Aberystwyth by train

  • First train
    05:08
  • Last train
    21:55
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 56m
  • Distance
    121 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    29
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 29m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Cardiff to Aberystwyth by train

Fast trains from Cardiff to Aberystwyth take around 3 hours and 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 121 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Aberystwyth.

1. Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Aberystwyth?

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

We usually find around 33 departures on the route from Cardiff to Aberystwyth 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 22 departures.

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

The Cardiff to Aberystwyth train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Aberystwyth is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 04:35 and the last train is around 21:55. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 05:20, and the last at 21:12.

When to book Cardiff to Aberystwyth 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 Aberystwyth by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Aberystwyth?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • 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.