Luton to Cardiff train

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Cheap train tickets from Luton to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Jul 22

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Great Western Railway
09:43AM3h34
Luton station (LUT)
01:17PMCardiff Central (CDF)
$781One-way
2 transfers
Cheapest
Great Western Railway
09:29AM3h09
Luton station (LUT)
12:38PMCardiff Central (CDF)
$781One-way
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
10:29AM3h06
Luton station (LUT)
01:35PMCardiff Central (CDF)
$841One-way
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
10:56AM3h10
Luton station (LUT)
02:06PMCardiff Central (CDF)
$1051One-way
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:59AM3h12
Luton station (LUT)
12:11PMCardiff Central (CDF)
$1691One-way
2 transfers

Train schedule from Luton to Cardiff

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, July 22
Great Western Railway
08:27AM3h09
Luton station (LUT)
11:36AMCardiff Central (CDF)
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:59AM3h12
Luton station (LUT)
12:11PMCardiff Central (CDF)
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
09:29AM3h09
Luton station (LUT)
12:38PMCardiff Central (CDF)
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
09:43AM3h34
Luton station (LUT)
01:17PMCardiff Central (CDF)
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
10:29AM3h06
Luton station (LUT)
01:35PMCardiff Central (CDF)
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
10:56AM3h10
Luton station (LUT)
02:06PMCardiff Central (CDF)
2 transfers

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Fastest train times from Luton to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Jul 22

Fastest Journey

3 h 6 m

Average

3 h 13 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

196 km

It's difficult to get from Luton to Cardiff without transferring at least 2 times.

Fastest
Great Western Railway
10:29AM3h06
Luton station (LUT)
01:35PMCardiff Central (CDF)
$841One-way
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
09:29AM3h09
Luton station (LUT)
12:38PMCardiff Central (CDF)
$781One-way
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:27AM3h09
Luton station (LUT)
11:36AMCardiff Central (CDF)
$2281One-way
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
10:56AM3h10
Luton station (LUT)
02:06PMCardiff Central (CDF)
$1051One-way
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:59AM3h12
Luton station (LUT)
12:11PMCardiff Central (CDF)
$1691One-way
2 transfers

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Overview: Train from Luton to Cardiff

distanceDistance121 miles (195 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price$78 (€67)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Rail or Thameslink

Trains from Luton to Cardiff cover the 121 miles (195 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 4 min with our travel partners like Great Western Rail or Thameslink. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $78 (€67), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $23 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Luton and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train companies: Great Western Rail and Thameslink from Luton to Cardiff trains

Find the best trains between Luton and Cardiff with Omio's travel partners Great Western Rail and Thameslink from $23 (€20). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Thameslink is a train service that operates in the United Kingdom. It is operated by Govia Thameslink Railway and serves the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, London, and Surrey. The trains run from early morning until late at night, with some services running 24 hours a day. There are a variety of train types available, including Class 700 Desiro City, Class 377 Electrostar, Class 387/1 Electrostar, and Class 319/0. Ticket types include Anytime, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak, and Advance. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power sockets, and air conditioning. The most popular routes for Thameslink are London to Brighton, London to Bedford, and London to Luton.

Thameslink from Luton to Cardiff train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 49 min
  • Cheapest Price: $259
  • Thameslink frequency: 16 a day

FAQs: Trains from Luton to Cardiff

FAQs: Travel by train from Luton 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 Luton to Cardiff.
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Cheap train tickets from Luton to Cardiff can start from as little as $23 (€20) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Luton to Cardiff is $78 (€67); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between Luton and Cardiff is on average 3 h 4 min   for the 121 mile (195 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Luton and Cardiff by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Luton to Cardiff leaves at 6: 27 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Luton to Cardiff leaves at 9: 29 PM.
There are 16 trains a day from Luton to Cardiff which require at least one change with Great Western Rail or Thameslink. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
When taking a train from Luton to Cardiff, you can count on Great Western Rail or Thameslink for the best way to get you to Cardiff. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Luton and Cardiff and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 9: 29 PM.

When departing from Luton, you have various train station options to start your route from including Luton and Luton Airport Parkway. When arriving in Cardiff, you can end your journey in train stations like Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Luton, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cardiff Central, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Cardiff from Luton is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 4 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Luton to Cardiff is December.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Cardiff from Luton including taking a train or bus.

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