Trains from Cardiff to York

Cardiff to York train information

Cardiff York train map

Train duration 4h51m
Arrival York, England
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 193 Miles
Train operators Cross Country, Great Western Railway
Lowest train price from £35.95
Average train price £73.00

The trip between Cardiff, located in Wales and York, situated in England is well served by trains. The trains are operated by the following train companies: Cross Country, Great Western Railway.

On average, it takes around 4h51m by train because of the 193 miles to travel to York from Cardiff. The journey time will change depending if the train is direct or with stops.

The cheapest fare we've found for the next 180 days is £35.95 one way.

Best prices for Cardiff to York train tickets

from £35.95 MORE 4h38m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £9.20 MORE 7h27m

Cardiff - York prices calendar

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

Cardiff - York: the best time to book cheap trains

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The graph above shows the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train ticket is booked. Purchasing your train from Cardiff to York in advance can enable you to save money for your journey.

Tickets are available from £50 when buying your seat 7 days in advance which is 24% cheaper than the best fare we found when booking 1 day in advance.

Best prices for Cardiff to York trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Cardiff
Central
York
£35.95 28/01/2020 17:54 Great Western Railway 18 days ago
Cardiff
Central
York
£43.60 28/01/2020 18:55 18 days ago
Cardiff
Central
York
£45.00 28/01/2020 13:53 Great Western Railway 18 days ago
Cardiff
Central
York
£46.35 28/01/2020 08:45 Cross Country 18 days ago
Cardiff
Central
York
£46.80 28/01/2020 07:45 Cross Country 18 days ago
Cardiff
Central
York
£59.45 28/01/2020 12:45 Cross Country 18 days ago
Cardiff
Central
York
£61.80 28/01/2020 12:54 Great Western Railway 18 days ago
Cardiff
Central
York
£62.50 28/01/2020 07:55 Great Western Railway 18 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Cardiff York train

Discount Cardiff - York 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 York train ticket.

  • When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several journeys. But is it really profitable when travelling from Cardiff to York? Use your calculator, considering:

    A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

    B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

    C = average cost for a Cardiff York ticket (i.e.: £72.15)(1)

    The first step is to divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be efficient. You can now divide that number by C. It will give you the approximate number of journeys needed across the year to be profitable.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£72.15 = 1.22. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 2 trips from Cardiff to York (one way trip).

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most rail fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(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 York train £72.15 £48.10 £24.05 1.22

(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