London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff train

Cheap train tickets from London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Oct 03

Cheapest

107

Average

125

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

Cheapest
09:29AMGatwick Airport3h10 12:39PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
1071One-way
Cheapest
09:02AMGatwick Airport3h11 12:13PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
1071One-way
09:06AMGatwick Airport3h07 12:13PMCardiff Central
2 transfers
1181One-way
09:36AMGatwick Airport3h03 12:39PMCardiff Central
2 transfers
1181One-way
08:02AMGatwick Airport3h05 11:07AMCardiff Central
1 transfer
1441One-way

Train schedule from London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, October 3
08:02AMGatwick Airport3h05 11:07AMCardiff Central
1 transfer
08:36AMGatwick Airport3h05 11:41AMCardiff Central
2 transfers
09:02AMGatwick Airport3h11 12:13PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
09:06AMGatwick Airport3h07 12:13PMCardiff Central
2 transfers
09:29AMGatwick Airport3h10 12:39PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
09:36AMGatwick Airport3h03 12:39PMCardiff Central
2 transfers

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Fastest train times from London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Oct 03

Fastest Journey

3 h 3 m

Average

3 h 6 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

212 km

It's difficult to get from London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff without transferring at least once.

Fastest
09:36AMGatwick Airport3h03 12:39PMCardiff Central
2 transfers
1181One-way
08:02AMGatwick Airport3h05 11:07AMCardiff Central
1 transfer
1441One-way
08:36AMGatwick Airport3h05 11:41AMCardiff Central
2 transfers
1581One-way
09:06AMGatwick Airport3h07 12:13PMCardiff Central
2 transfers
1181One-way
09:29AMGatwick Airport3h10 12:39PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
1071One-way

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Overview: Train from London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff

distanceDistance131 miles (211 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 3 min
priceAverage train ticket price$60 (€57)
frequencyTrain frequency27 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersGreat Western Railway, Southern Service or First Great Western Service

Trains from London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff cover the 131 miles (211 km) long route taking on average 3 h 3 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway, Southern Service or First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 27 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $60 (€57), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $41 (€39).

Train companies: Southern and Great Western Rail from London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff trains

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Great Western Rail
Southern

Looking for trains from London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff? Great Western Rail is one of the best companies to travel with on the 131 miles (211 km) journey to Cardiff from London Gatwick Airport. As an official travel partner of Great Western Rail, Omio quickly shows you the latest Great Western Rail 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 London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable Great Western Rail train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains between London Gatwick Airport and Cardiff, you can quickly see if the Great Western Rail ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your London Gatwick Airport - Cardiff train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with Great Western Rail!

Great Western Rail from London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 24 min
  • Great Western Rail frequency: 15 a day

One of the best ways to travel between London Gatwick Airport and Cardiff is by taking a train with Southern. Omio helps you find the ideal Southern train to Cardiff from London Gatwick Airport by showing you Southern current train schedules and timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like baggage allowance) and the best prices for this London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff route. You can expect to travel 131 miles (211 km) to Cardiff from London Gatwick Airport on a train with Southern. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains to Cardiff from London Gatwick Airport, you can check straight away if the Southern 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. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your Southern train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip between London Gatwick Airport and Cardiff!

Southern from London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff train information:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 5 min
  • Southern frequency: 12 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Cardiff 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 London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff.
FAQs
Train tickets to Cardiff from London Gatwick Airport for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $41 (€39)  one way in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff train price to come in at an average of $60 (€57)  one way.
You should expect to travel around 131 miles (211 km)  between London Gatwick Airport and Cardiff by train.
On average the London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff train travel time is 3 h 3 min  for the 131 miles (211 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
For the best London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Great Western Railway, Southern Service or First Great Western Service. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Cardiff from London Gatwick Airport to compare what amenities they may offer.
On average, there are 27 trains a day from London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the earliest train from London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff at 7: 06 AM   or take the last train from London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff leaving at 8: 36 PM. Look for the latest London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets between London Gatwick Airport and Cardiff within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $60 (€57) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff a few months in advance.

Trains arriving to Cardiff

Distance from Cardiff to city center
Distance from Cardiff to city center
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
Parking
Parking
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 23: 59 | Sat: 06: 00 - 01: 30 Parking space: 388 Parking Pricing: €1. 00 for 2 hours | €2. 00 for 4 hours | €4. 00 for 1 day
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
Information Desk
Information Desk
Helpline Contact: 03333 211202 | Passenger Information Systems: Departure screens, Announcements, Arrival screens
Accessibility
Accessibility
There is step-free access in the whole station. There are also ramps for train access and elevators in the station.

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