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Today
5 trains from $65
Tomorrow
5 trains from $65
Fri, Jul 26
5 trains from $65
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Prices for trains, buses and flights

Train
Bus
Flight
Wed
Jul 24
$65Great Western Railway
$11National Express
$343Air France
Thu
Jul 25
$65Great Western Railway
$14National Express
$544KLM
Fri
Jul 26
$65Great Western Railway
$11National Express
$440KLM
Sat
Jul 27
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$14National Express
$343Air France
Sun
Jul 28
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$14National Express
$468Air France
Mon
Jul 29
$65Great Western Railway
$10National Express
$379Air France
Tue
Jul 30
$65Great Western Railway
$10National Express
$243Air France
Wed
Jul 31
$60Great Western Railway
$10National Express
$280Air France
Thu
Aug 1
$60Great Western Railway
$10National Express
$324Air France
Fri
Aug 2
$60Great Western Railway
$11National Express
$290KLM
Sat
Aug 3
$49Great Western Railway
$14National Express
$231Air France
Sun
Aug 4
$55Great Western Railway
$10National Express
$268KLM
Mon
Aug 5
$55Great Western Railway
$10National Express
$328KLM
Tue
Aug 6
$55Great Western Railway
$10National Express
$261Air France
Wed
Aug 7
$55Great Western Railway
$40National Express
$223Air France
Thu
Aug 8
$60Great Western Railway
$10National Express
$260Air France
Fri
Aug 9
$60Great Western Railway
$11National Express
$249KLM
Sat
Aug 10
$55Great Western Railway
$8National Express
$278KLM
Sun
Aug 11
$49Great Western Railway
$10National Express
$327Air France
Mon
Aug 12
$55Great Western Railway
$10National Express
$285KLM
Tue
Aug 13
$55Great Western Railway
$10National Express
$236Air France

How to Travel from London to Cardiff

The most straightforward way to travel in the UK from London to Cardiff is the fast train from London Paddington which pulls into to Cardiff Central railway station. For those who prefer to travel by road, National Express buses make the trip along the M4 frequently. Journey times are up to 4 hours by bus, half that by train and half that again by air.

Trains from London to Cardiff | Buses from London to Cardiff | Flights from London to Cardiff

London to Cardiff Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€9

3:10 h

1 Month Ahead

trains

€44

2:00 h

2 Months Ahead

buses

€73

1:10 h

2 Weeks Ahead



What is the best way to travel from London to Cardiff?

Cheapest way to travel from London to Cardiff


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Taking a bus is the cheapest way to travel from London to Cardiff. Buses traveling from London to Cardiff depart from London's Victoria Coach Station and taking at least 3 hours to arrive at Cardiff's Sophia Gardens bus station. Over 30 buses travel from London to Cardiff per day, with the earliest departing London at 6:13 a.m. All buses that travel from London to Cardiff are operated by National Express.


Fastest way to travel from London to Cardiff


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Technically taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from London to Cardiff; however, when travel time to and from London and Cardiff's airports is taken into consideration, taking a train is actually the fastest way to travel. Additionally, there is only 1 direct flight between London and Cardiff per day. Trains traveling from London to Cardiff depart from London's Paddington train station and take 2 hours to arrive at Cardiff's Central train station. All trains traveling from London to Cardiff are operated by First Great Western with 10 trains departing London per day.


Most popular way to travel from London to Cardiff


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from London to Cardiff. Taking the train is over an hour faster than traveling from London to Cardiff by bus and 4 hours faster than taking a flight when travel time to and from London and Cardiff's airports is taken into consideration. Trains are also €29 cheaper than flights on average. Buses remain an attractive option for travelers trying to save some money while traveling.


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Best fares from London to Cardiff

This Weekend
This month
Next Month
Fri, Jul 26
Bus
National Express
22:003h 20m01:20
LondonCardiff
Fri, Jul 26
Train
Great Western Railway
09:152h 6m11:21
LondonCardiff
Fri, Jul 26
Flight
KLM
19:0513h 10m08:15
LondonCardiff
Fastest Way to Travel from London to Cardiff
Sat, Aug 10
Train
Great Western Railway
07:452h09:45
LondonCardiff
Sat, Aug 17
Train
Great Western Railway
08:452h10:45
LondonCardiff
Sat, Aug 24
Train
Great Western Railway
08:452h10:45
LondonCardiff
Return Journeys from Cardiff to London
Fri, Jul 26
Bus
National Express
01:303h 50m05:20
CardiffLondon
Fri, Jul 26
Train
Great Western Railway
09:262h 4m11:30
CardiffLondon
Fri, Jul 26
Flight
KLM
16:1514h06:15
CardiffLondon

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Cardiff
BusLondon

Amenities

BusLondon Liverpool Street Stn

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
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Amenities

Refreshments
Wifi
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
Public transportation is available through the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) which connects the airport to the London Underground.

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