How to travel from Cardiff to Stansted

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from Cardiff to Stansted

You can get from Cardiff to Stansted by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Cardiff to Stansted on May 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:00AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens6h00 09:00AMLondon, Stansted Airport
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331One-way
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03:00AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens6h00 09:00AMLondon, Stansted Airport
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331One-way
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10:45AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens6h30 05:15PMLondon, Stansted Airport
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401One-way
07:45PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens6h10 01:55AMLondon, Stansted Airport
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371One-way
11:45AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens6h45 06:30PMLondon, Stansted Airport
1 transfer
411One-way

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Travel Information from Cardiff to Stansted

distanceDistance147 miles (237 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$29 - $78
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $29 (€26) • 5 h 47 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $78 (€70) • 3 h 32 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Travel 147 miles (237 km) by bus or train between Cardiff and Stansted. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 32 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $29 (€26). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cardiff to Stansted.

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Travel to Stansted 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 Stansted.
FAQs

There are 2 ways to travel to Stansted from Cardiff including taking a bus or train.

The cheapest way to go to Stansted from Cardiff is by taking a bus, which costs on average $29 (€26).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Stansted:

Taking a bus is usually $50 (€45) less than taking a train to Stansted, which costs on average $78 (€70) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Cardiff to Stansted is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 32 min.

There are alternative travel options to Stansted that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Stansted by bus can take on average 5 h 47 min.

You should expect to travel around 147 miles (237 km) between Cardiff and Stansted.

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Stansted is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Cardiff to Stansted:

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Cardiff to Stansted depart from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Stansted, London Stansted Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Cardiff Central to Stansted Airport.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cardiff to Stansted, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can take you to Stansted by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for National Express from Cardiff to Stansted for $29 (€26).
  • Great Western Railway can take you to Stansted by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Great Western Railway from Cardiff to Stansted for $78 (€70).

Yes, there are direct routes from Cardiff to Stansted with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 10 direct trains per day to Stansted with.

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

Looking to extend your trip from Cardiff to Stansted? Many Omio customers who go from Cardiff to Stansted usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Peterborough or Birmingham. If you're looking to explore London, Peterborough or Birmingham from Stansted, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Cardiff to Stansted, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $29 (€26) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $78 (€70) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cardiff to Stansted online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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