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Arriva Trains Wales

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Arriva Trains Wales is a train operating company that runs train services across Wales and the Welsh Marches. With a fleet of 125 trains, Arriva Trains Wales typically operates 955 services per day, travelling around 13.7 million miles every year.


Arriva Trains Wales' Route

Arriva Trains Wales provides rail services from all the main train stations of Wales including: Cardiff, Newport and Swansea and provides links to major cities in England such as Birmingham and Manchester. Arriva Trains Wales provide high speed train services for long distance journeys, as well as one carriage, slower trains for shorter, local journeys.

Arriva Trains Wales manages almost all the rail routes in and out of Wales, with the exception of four routes which are run by other train operating companies. These mainly provide links to London train stations.

Those routes not operated by Arriva Trains Wales are:

  • Holyhead/Bangor/Wrexham - London: run by Virgin Trains
  • Holyhead/Llandudno - London Euston: run by Virgin Trains
  • Swansea/Cardiff Central - London Paddington: run by First Great Western
  • Cardiff Central - Portsmouth Harbour/Taunton: run by First Great Western
  • Cardiff Central - Nottingham/Newcastle: run by CrossCountry Trains


Arriva Trains Wales Network Map (© Arriva Trains Wales)


Top Arriva Trains Wales Fares

There are some fantastic cheap advance fares available for travel on the Arriva Trains Wales route. Check out our favourites below:

*Please note that the fares shown above are single advance fares for travel up to 12 weeks in advance from 29/12/11. Advance fares are sold subject to availability and are not available on all routes.


Sail Rail

Travel to Dublin or Rosslare with a Sail Rail ticket. The ticket includes the ferry and train travel. Train services stop a short distance from the ferry terminal and are timetabled to connect with ferry services for a seamless onward journey.


Arriva Trains Wales' Stations


In addition to the Welsh stations that Arriva Trains Wales manages, this train operating company also controls three English stations: Shrewsbury railway station, Hereford railway station and Chester railway station. 

Contact Details

St Mary's House,
47 Penarth Road
CF10 5DJ

Assisted Travel Tel: 08453 003 005
Cycle Reservations Tel: 0845 601 4873


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