Cardiff to London Train

Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to London

Showing times and prices for Dec 03

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63

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63

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

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10:19AMCardiff Central1h52 12:11PMLondon Paddington
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631One-way
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08:22AMCardiff Central1h50 10:12AMLondon Paddington
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08:41AMCardiff Central2h00 10:41AMLondon Paddington
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09:18AMCardiff Central1h53 11:11AMLondon Paddington
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631One-way
09:27AMCardiff Central2h40 12:07PMLondon Paddington
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641One-way

Train schedule from Cardiff to London

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08:22AMCardiff Central1h50 10:12AMLondon Paddington
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08:41AMCardiff Central2h00 10:41AMLondon Paddington
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09:18AMCardiff Central1h53 11:11AMLondon Paddington
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09:27AMCardiff Central2h40 12:07PMLondon Paddington
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10:19AMCardiff Central1h52 12:11PMLondon Paddington
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10:30AMCardiff Central2h36 01:06PMLondon Paddington
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Fastest train times from Cardiff to London

Showing times and prices for Dec 03

Fastest Journey

1 h 50 m

Average

2 h 8 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

211 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Cardiff for London every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
08:22AMCardiff Central1h50 10:12AMLondon Paddington
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631One-way
10:19AMCardiff Central1h52 12:11PMLondon Paddington
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631One-way
09:18AMCardiff Central1h53 11:11AMLondon Paddington
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631One-way
08:41AMCardiff Central2h00 10:41AMLondon Paddington
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631One-way
10:30AMCardiff Central2h36 01:06PMLondon Paddington
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641One-way

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to London

distanceDistance131 miles (211 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 49 min
priceAverage train ticket price$66 (€60)
frequencyTrain frequency26 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 26 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSouth Western Railway, Great Western Railway, Cross Country or First Great Western Service

Trains from Cardiff to London cover the 131 miles (211 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 49 min with our travel partners like South Western Railway, Great Western Railway, Cross Country or First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 26 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $38 (€34), but the average price of train tickets is $66 (€60). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in London Victoria.

Train providers: South Western Railway, Great Western Rail and CrossCountry from Cardiff to London trains

Find the best trains from Cardiff to London with Omio's travel partners South Western Railway, Great Western Rail and CrossCountry from $38 (€34). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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Great Western Rail

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Cardiff to London you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Find cheap tickets for CrossCountry trains between Cardiff and London on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Cardiff to London train schedule from CrossCountry, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 131 miles (211 km) journey to London from Cardiff, including information on baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains to London from Cardiff in the Omio app, you can check to see if the CrossCountry trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. Check the CrossCountry train schedule for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to London from Cardiff and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train between Cardiff and London with CrossCountry!

    Looking for trains to London from Cardiff? South Western Railway is one of the best companies to travel with on the 131 miles (211 km) route to London from Cardiff. As an official travel partner of South Western Railway, Omio quickly shows you the latest South Western Railway train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Cardiff to London routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable South Western Railway train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains between Cardiff and London, you can quickly see if the South Western Railway ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Cardiff - London train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with South Western Railway!

      Save time and money by searching for and booking your Great Western Rail train between Cardiff and London online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest Great Western Rail train to London from Cardiff, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current Great Western Rail train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 131 miles (211 km) route to London from Cardiff as well as ticket information for the train (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains from Cardiff to London, you can check straight away if the Great Western Rail ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official Great Western Rail Cardiff to London train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

      Great Western Rail from Cardiff to London train information:

      • Average Duration: 1 h 53 min
      • Great Western Rail frequency: 26 a day

      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.

      Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff to London

      Travel Tips: Travel by train to London 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 to London.
      FAQs
      Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to London from Cardiff for as low as $38 (€34)  for the next 7 days.
      The train price from Cardiff to London is on average $66 (€60)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
      The distance between Cardiff and London by train is approximately 131 miles (211 km).
      While the time it takes to travel 131 miles (211 km) to London from Cardiff can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cardiff to London train journey time is on average 1 h 49 min.

      When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arriving in London Victoria.

      Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at London Victoria, located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city center.

      When taking a train from Cardiff to London, you can count on South Western Railway, Great Western Railway, Cross Country or First Great Western Service for the best way to get you to London. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Cardiff and London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
      Yes, there are 26 direct trains per day from Cardiff to London with Great Western Railway, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.
      On average, there are 26 trains a day from Cardiff to London. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
      The earliest train for this journey departs from Cardiff at 8: 20 PM. The last train leaves from Cardiff at 8: 20 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Cardiff to London and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
      The price of a one way train ticket from Cardiff to London is on average $66 (€60) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets to London from Cardiff available a few months in advance.

      Important Stations and Airports in Cardiff and London

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      The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your journey between Cardiff and London.

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