Cardiff Central (CDF) to London Waterloo (WAT) train

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Cheap train tickets from Cardiff Central (CDF) to London Waterloo (WAT)

Showing times and prices for Apr 13

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cardiff Central (CDF) to London Waterloo (WAT) is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Great Western Railway
02:42PM2h38
Cardiff Central (CDF)
05:20PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
$801One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
Great Western Railway
08:22PM2h33
Cardiff Central (CDF)
10:55PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
$801One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
Great Western Railway
02:21PM2h29
Cardiff Central (CDF)
04:50PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
$801One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
Great Western Railway
04:23PM2h26
Cardiff Central (CDF)
06:49PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
$801One-way
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
08:53AM2h28
Cardiff Central (CDF)
11:21AMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
$851One-way
1 transfer

Train schedule from Cardiff Central (CDF) to London Waterloo (WAT)

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, April 13
Great Western Railway
08:23AM2h26
Cardiff Central (CDF)
10:49AMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
08:53AM2h28
Cardiff Central (CDF)
11:21AMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
09:18AM2h32
Cardiff Central (CDF)
11:50AMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
09:27AM3h14
Cardiff Central (CDF)
12:41PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
10:19AM2h31
Cardiff Central (CDF)
12:50PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
10:30AM3h11
Cardiff Central (CDF)
01:41PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
11:18AM2h32
Cardiff Central (CDF)
01:50PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
11:30AM3h11
Cardiff Central (CDF)
02:41PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
12:21PM2h28
Cardiff Central (CDF)
02:49PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
12:30PM3h11
Cardiff Central (CDF)
03:41PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
01:20PM2h28
Cardiff Central (CDF)
03:48PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
01:30PM3h11
Cardiff Central (CDF)
04:41PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
02:21PM2h29
Cardiff Central (CDF)
04:50PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
02:42PM2h38
Cardiff Central (CDF)
05:20PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
03:18PM2h32
Cardiff Central (CDF)
05:50PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
03:30PM3h11
Cardiff Central (CDF)
06:41PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
04:23PM2h26
Cardiff Central (CDF)
06:49PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
04:27PM3h19
Cardiff Central (CDF)
07:46PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
05:18PM2h35
Cardiff Central (CDF)
07:53PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
05:27PM3h19
Cardiff Central (CDF)
08:46PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
06:22PM2h32
Cardiff Central (CDF)
08:54PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
07:19PM2h34
Cardiff Central (CDF)
09:53PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
08:22PM2h33
Cardiff Central (CDF)
10:55PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
08:59PM3h25
Cardiff Central (CDF)
12:24AMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
2 transfers

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Fastest train times from Cardiff Central (CDF) to London Waterloo (WAT)

Showing times and prices for Apr 13

Fastest Journey

2 h 26 m

Average

2 h 47 m

Trains per day

24

Distance

212 km

It's difficult to get from Cardiff Central (CDF) to London Waterloo (WAT) without transferring at least once.

Fastest
Great Western Railway
08:23AM2h26
Cardiff Central (CDF)
10:49AMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
$851One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
Great Western Railway
04:23PM2h26
Cardiff Central (CDF)
06:49PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
$801One-way
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
08:53AM2h28
Cardiff Central (CDF)
11:21AMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
$851One-way
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
12:21PM2h28
Cardiff Central (CDF)
02:49PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
$851One-way
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
01:20PM2h28
Cardiff Central (CDF)
03:48PMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
$851One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to London Waterloo (WAT)

distanceDistance131 miles (212 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 26 min
priceAverage train ticket price$82 (€72)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Rail or South Western Railway

Trains from Cardiff Central (CDF) to London Waterloo (WAT) cover the 131 miles (212 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 26 min with our travel partners like Great Western Rail or South Western Railway. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $82 (€72), but the average price of train tickets is $82 (€72). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in London Waterloo.

FAQs: Trains from Cardiff Central (CDF) to London Waterloo (WAT)

FAQs: Travel by train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to London Waterloo (WAT) easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff Central (CDF) to London Waterloo (WAT).
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Cardiff Central (CDF) to London Waterloo (WAT) can start from as little as $82 (€72) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cardiff Central (CDF) to London Waterloo (WAT) is $82 (€72); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cardiff Central (CDF) to London Waterloo (WAT) train time is 2 h 26 min   covering the 131 mile (212 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to London Waterloo (WAT) leaves at 8: 23 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to London Waterloo (WAT) leaves at 9: 50 AM.
There are 3 trains a day from Cardiff Central (CDF) to London Waterloo (WAT) which require at least one change with Great Western Rail or South Western Railway. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Take the Cardiff Central (CDF) to London Waterloo (WAT) train with Great Western Rail or South Western Railway. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route between Cardiff Central (CDF) and London Waterloo (WAT) as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at London Waterloo, located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to London Waterloo (WAT) is December.
You have options as you can travel from Cardiff Central (CDF) to London Waterloo (WAT) 2 different ways: train or bus.

Trains departing from Cardiff Central

Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
1.1 miles (1.8 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Cardiff Airport
14 miles (22 km)
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
Take the Transport for Wales train from the station to Dinas Powys, then take the 304 bus directly to the airport. The journey takes about 1 hour in total.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi in the station.
ATM
ATM
Located outside of the main entrance.
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: Taxi rank is on the right as you exit the main station entrance
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: News agent and convenience store
Dining
Dining
Gourmet Coffee Bar & Kitchen | Pret a Manger | Tesco Express
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis | Enterprise | Europcar
Accessibility
Accessibility
There is step-free access in the whole station. There are also ramps for train access and elevators in the station.

Trains arriving to London Waterloo

Distance from London Waterloo to city center
Distance from London Waterloo to city center
1.2 miles (2 km)
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
ATM
ATM
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: A wide range of shops including convenience store, supermarket, pharmacy, newsagent, bookseller, clothing, gifts, travel accessories and passport photobooth.
Dining
Dining
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis Budget | Europcar
Information Desk
Information Desk
Information available from staff: Yes - from help point, Yes - from information point, Yes - from ticket office | Passenger Information Systems: Departure screens, Announcements, Arrival screens
Accessibility
Accessibility
Staff help available: Yes | Step free access coverage: Yes | Step free access note: There is step free access from the main concourse to all platforms, shops and facilities. Step free exits are exit 1 (Station approach), exit 2 (with a lift to Waterloo Road and lift access to the London Underground Jubilee line), and exit 3 for taxis and onward travel towards the South Bank. | Accessible car park equipment: Wheelchair users can use car park equipment at this station unaided | Accessible taxis: Accessible taxis are available from the taxi rank on Cab Road / Station Approach | Accessible ticket machines: There are accessible ticket machines at this station | Accessible ticket machines note: Ticket machines are located at various locations on the main concourse and are accessible to wheelchair users. | Accessible toilets: Yes | Ramp for train access: Yes | Wheelchairs available: Yes | Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available: Yes

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