Trains from Cardiff to Sheffield

Cardiff to Sheffield train information

Cardiff Sheffield train map

Train duration 4h23m
Arrival Sheffield, England
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 150 Miles
Train operators Cross Country, Great Western Railway
Lowest train price from £26.65
Average train price £48.00

The trains connecting Cardiff (East Wales) to Sheffield (Yorkshire and the Humber England) are run by Cross Country, Great Western Railway. The services on board will change depending on the train provider.

There are 150 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Cardiff to Sheffield is around 4h23m. Train travel is most of the time the fastest way to travel to Sheffield from Cardiff, and it's also a greener option than driving or taking the plane.

According to our data, the starting fare to take the train in the next month is £26.65. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for Cardiff to Sheffield train tickets

from £26.65 MORE 3h57m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £9.00 MORE 5h55m

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Cardiff - Sheffield: the best time to book cheap trains

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The Prices for train tickets Cardiff to Sheffield are increasing if you don't book early. According to our data, if you buy your train 1 month in advance, you can find tickets from £24 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £40 for your train. Thus, you may save 40% on the price of your ticket by booking 1 month in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Cardiff to Sheffield trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Cardiff and Sheffield by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Sheffield to Cardiff and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Cardiff
Central
Sheffield
£36.00 20/12/2019 18:55 3 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Sheffield
£36.00 20/12/2019 10:05 3 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Sheffield
£40.50 20/12/2019 08:50 3 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Sheffield
£41.85 20/12/2019 19:49 Cross Country 3 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Sheffield
£43.20 20/12/2019 18:49 Great Western Railway 3 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Sheffield
£43.70 20/12/2019 11:56 3 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Sheffield
£45.70 20/12/2019 14:05 3 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Sheffield
£48.30 20/12/2019 10:45 Cross Country 3 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Sheffield
£53.30 20/12/2019 08:45 Cross Country 3 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Sheffield
£58.10 20/12/2019 17:53 Great Western Railway 3 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Cardiff Sheffield train

Discount Cardiff - Sheffield train tickets

National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you can get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to save money for your Cardiff Sheffield train ticket.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several trips. But is it really relevant when taking the train from Cardiff to Sheffield? Grab your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average fare for a Cardiff Sheffield ticket (i.e.: £47.35)(1)

Start by dividing A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of trips needed per year to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£47.35 = 1.86. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 2 trips from Cardiff to Sheffield (one way journey).

What is the cost of a railcard?

The cost to get a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most rail fares for a whole year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Cardiff to Sheffield train £47.35 £31.57 £15.78 1.86

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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