Trains from Leicester to Cardiff

Leicester to Cardiff train information

Leicester Cardiff train map

Train duration 3h11m
Arrival Cardiff, Wales
Departure Leicester, England
Distance 119 Miles

Which train company can I use?

There are a lot of rail operators across the United Kingdom & Europe. By searching for your ticket on gopili, you are able to see the trains between Leicester in England to Cardiff in Wales as well as the rail company for this route.

How long is the train?

On average, it takes normally 3h11m by train to cover the 119 miles to go to Cardiff from Leicester. The train duration can change depending if the train is direct or with changes.

What is the price of the train?

Depending how far in advance you purchase your ticket and the travel date, the price of the ticket can vary.

Best prices for Leicester to Cardiff train tickets

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Leicester - Cardiff 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.

Leicester - Cardiff: the best time to book cheap trains

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The Prices for train tickets Leicester to Cardiff will increase the closer you get to your departure day. If we look at our data, if you book your seat 2 months in advance, tickets should be available from £25 whereas when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £50 for your journey. Thus, you can save 52% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 2 months in advance rather than on the day you're travelling.

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

Best prices for Leicester to Cardiff trains

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

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Leicester Cardiff train

Discount Leicester - Cardiff train tickets

National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you are able to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you pay less for your Leicester Cardiff train ticket.

Why should I buy a railcard?

If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to evaluate how many trips you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

For your evaluation, you need to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, how much you're saving on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Leicester Cardiff ticket is £50.00 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. It will take you approximately 2 trips from Cardiff to Leicester (one way journey) with your railcard to be profitable.

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

The price to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for one 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
Leicester to Cardiff train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(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