How to travel from Cardiff to Luton

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Travel Information between Cardiff and Luton

distanceDistance121 miles (195 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$9 - $32
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€8) • 5 h 12 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $32 (€27) • 2 h 57 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Rail

Take a train or bus to travel 121 miles (195 km) from Cardiff to Luton. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Great Western Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cardiff to Luton.

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How to get from Cardiff to Luton by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Cardiff to Luton is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Find the best trip between Cardiff and Luton with FlixBus and National Express. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most popular route has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel between Cardiff and Luton, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    FAQs: Travel from Cardiff to Luton

    FAQs: Travel to Luton 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 Luton.

    There are 2 ways to get from Cardiff to Luton: train or bus.

    The cheapest way to go to Luton from Cardiff is by taking a bus, which costs on average $9 (€8).

    This is compared to other ways of getting from Cardiff to Luton:

    Taking a bus costs $22 (€19) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $32 (€27).

    The fastest way from Cardiff to Luton is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 57 min.

    There are alternative travel options to Luton that take longer:

    Bus takes 5 h 12 min on average.

    The distance from Cardiff to Luton is approximately 121 miles (195 km).

    The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Luton is:

    • 14 buses a day.
    • Around 16 trains per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Luton from Cardiff as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cardiff to Luton:

    • Buses mostly depart from Cardiff, University and arrive in Luton, Station Interchange.
    • Trains most often depart from Cardiff at Cardiff Central and arrive in Luton at Luton.

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cardiff to Luton:

    • You can travel between Cardiff and Luton by bus with National Express, FlixBus or Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $9 (€8) with FlixBus from Cardiff to Luton.
    • You can travel by train from Cardiff to Luton with Great Western Rail, and you can find Great Western Rail Cardiff to Luton tickets for $32 (€27) on Omio.

    Yes, there are direct services available from Cardiff to Luton with the following travel companies:

    • Direct services by bus with.
    • Take a direct train with.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Luton as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Cardiff to Luton.

    Many of our customers traveling from Cardiff to Luton don't make Luton their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Luton are London, Stansted Mountfitchet, Birmingham, Oxford or Longford, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Luton to any of these top destinations today!
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