Trains from Cardiff to London

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The cheapest trains

from Cardiff
to London

Showing times and prices for Aug 22

Cheapest

$63

Average

$77

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Cardiff to London will cost around $ 77 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 63.

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10:26Cardiff Central2h0412:30London Paddington
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$631One-way
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09:56Cardiff Central2h0412:00London Paddington
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08:56Cardiff Central2h0411:00London Paddington
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$861One-way
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08:26Cardiff Central2h1110:37London Paddington
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09:26Cardiff Central2h1111:37London Paddington
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Train Times

Cardiff to London

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08:26Cardiff Central2h1110:37London Paddington
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08:56Cardiff Central2h0411:00London Paddington
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09:26Cardiff Central2h1111:37London Paddington
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09:56Cardiff Central2h0412:00London Paddington
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10:26Cardiff Central2h0412:30London Paddington
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Thu
Aug 22
$63Great Western Railway
$9National Express
Fri
Aug 23
$63Great Western Railway
$11National Express
Sat
Aug 24
$63Great Western Railway
$13National Express
Sun
Aug 25
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$13National Express
Mon
Aug 26
$58Great Western Railway
$9National Express
Tue
Aug 27
$58Great Western Railway
$9National Express
Wed
Aug 28
$54Great Western Railway
$9National Express
Thu
Aug 29
$53Great Western Railway
$9National Express
Fri
Aug 30
$53Great Western Railway
$11National Express
Sat
Aug 31
$58Great Western Railway
$13National Express
Sun
Sep 1
$53Great Western Railway
$13National Express
Mon
Sep 2
$48Great Western Railway
$6National Express
Tue
Sep 3
$54Great Western Railway
$8National Express
Wed
Sep 4
$47Great Western Railway
$8National Express
Thu
Sep 5
$42Great Western Railway
$6National Express
Fri
Sep 6
$47Great Western Railway
$9National Express
Sat
Sep 7
$54Great Western Railway
$6National Express
Sun
Sep 8
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$9National Express
Mon
Sep 9
$31Great Western Railway
$6National Express
Tue
Sep 10
$43Great Western Railway
$4National Express

The fastest trains

from Cardiff
to London

Showing times and prices for Aug 22

Fastest Journey

2h 4m

Average

2h 6m

Trains per day

5

Distance

211 km

Of the 5 train that leave Cardiff for London every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 211 km distance in an average of 2h 6m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 4m .

The slowest train will take 2h 11m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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08:56Cardiff Central2h0411:00London Paddington
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$861One-way
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10:26Cardiff Central2h0412:30London Paddington
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$631One-way
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09:56Cardiff Central2h0412:00London Paddington
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$631One-way
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08:26Cardiff Central2h1110:37London Paddington
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$861One-way
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09:26Cardiff Central2h1111:37London Paddington
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Journey Summary

Cardiff to London Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 11 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $40
Trains depart from:Cardiff
Trains arrive in:London
Distance:211 km
TrainTrain Companies:Great Western Railway

Trains from Cardiff to London: Journey Details

The majority of direct trains in the UK from Cardiff to London terminate at London Paddington and are provided by First Great Western taking approximately two hours. Other services incur a change at Bristol Templemeads. The first journey departs Cardiff shortly after 5:00 a.m. with the last train departing Cardiff just before midnight. During peak travel times, there are two trains an hour. Sunday services are reduced, with one train an hour.

Return journeys for trains from London to Cardiff are also available.

Taking the Train from Cardiff

The main departure point for trains from Cardiff to London is Cardiff Central and trains typically depart from Platform 1. The train station is located in the centre of the city, next to the central bus station and popular attractions such as Stadium Plaza and the Millennium Stadium. Local bus services are frequent with services operating in the area as often as every 10 minutes. A taxi rank is based outside the station and there are several taxi companies that serve the Cardiff area including B-Line and Dragon Taxis. Public transport services stop at night, with no buses or trains operating between midnight and 5:00 a.m.

Getting into London by Train

London Paddington is a central London station, close to Regent's Canal, Little Venice, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and conveniently located for the shopping districts of Bayswater and Marylebone. Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are less than 10 minutes walk. Other central London attractions such as the London Eye are accessible by tube trains and taxis which take approximately 20 minutes. Both forms of onward transport are available at London Paddington station. Public transport services, with the exception of taxis, are not available between 12:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.

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Best fares for trains from Cardiff to London

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Fri, Aug 23
Train
Great Western Railway
09:262h 4m11:30
CardiffLondon
Sat, Aug 24
Train
Great Western Railway
07:302h 44m10:14
CardiffLondon
Fastest Trains from Cardiff to London
Sat, Sep 7
Train
Great Western Railway
07:262h 3m09:29
CardiffLondon
Sat, Sep 21
Train
Great Western Railway
07:262h 3m09:29
CardiffLondon
Sat, Sep 28
Train
Great Western Railway
07:262h 3m09:29
CardiffLondon
Return Train Tickets for London to Cardiff
Fri, Aug 23
Train
Great Western Railway
09:152h 6m11:21
LondonCardiff
Sat, Aug 24
Train
Great Western Railway
07:452h09:45
LondonCardiff
Sun, Aug 25
Train
Great Western Railway
11:452h 2m13:47
LondonCardiff

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Cardiff
London
TrainCardiff (Queen Street)

Amenities

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