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Ely to Cardiff by train

  • First train
    05:26
  • Last train
    23:58
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 18m
  • Distance
    257 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    41
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 32m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Ely to Cardiff by train

Fast trains from Ely to Cardiff take around 4 hours and 18 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 257 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Ely and Cardiff.

1. Are there direct trains from Ely to Cardiff?

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

We usually find around 48 departures on the route from Ely 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 36 departures.

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

The Ely to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 18 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Ely around 05:26 and the last train is around 23:39. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Ely around 05:30, and the last at 23:58.

When to book Ely 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 Ely to Cardiff by train.

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Which train companies operate between Ely and Cardiff?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Northern
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Cardiff to Ely by train

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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.