London to Cardiff

Sat, May 25
Easy as 1, 2, 3
Choose the cheapest and fastest routes from over 800 official partners
Get there your way
Enjoy travelling by train, bus and flight across Europe
Every time, anywhere
Because your trip doesn't end with a ticket, we’re here for you all the way

See the cheapest trips from London to Cardiff

Train
Trains
Bus
Buses
Flight
Flights
Today
5 trains from $49
Tomorrow
5 trains from $60
Fri, May 31
5 trains from $49
icn_success

Search and Compare

Find the cheapest or fastest trip for you by comparing buses with trains

icn_success

Your Travel, Organised

Book and store all your tickets quickly and conveniently on Omio

icn_success

Support You Can Count On

Once you’ve booked your ticket, our customer service team is there to assist you

These companies trust us.
We sell their tickets all in one place.

Trenitalia
Easyjet
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF

COMPARE

Prices for trains, buses and flights

Train
Bus
Flight
Fri
May 24
$49Great Western Railway
Find prices
Find prices
Sat
May 25
$60Great Western Railway
$16National Express
$711KLM
Sun
May 26
$49Great Western Railway
$14National Express
$310Air France
Mon
May 27
$65Great Western Railway
$14National Express
$519KLM
Tue
May 28
$60Great Western Railway
$8National Express
$361KLM
Wed
May 29
$60Great Western Railway
$14National Express
$161TAM Airlines
Thu
May 30
$49Great Western Railway
$14National Express
$356Air France
Fri
May 31
$49Great Western Railway
$14National Express
$271KLM
Sat
Jun 1
$55Great Western Railway
$11National Express
$348HOP!
Sun
Jun 2
$44Great Western Railway
$14National Express
$625Air France
Mon
Jun 3
$55Great Western Railway
$8National Express
$432KLM
Tue
Jun 4
$55Great Western Railway
$8National Express
$312Air France
Wed
Jun 5
$55Great Western Railway
$8National Express
$128TAM Airlines
Thu
Jun 6
$49Great Western Railway
$8National Express
$323KLM
Fri
Jun 7
$49Great Western Railway
$10National Express
$277Air France
Sat
Jun 8
$55Great Western Railway
$8National Express
$232HOP!
Sun
Jun 9
$39Great Western Railway
$10National Express
$264Air France
Mon
Jun 10
$49Great Western Railway
$8National Express
$241KLM
Tue
Jun 11
$49Great Western Railway
$8National Express
$213Air France
Wed
Jun 12
$49Great Western Railway
$8National Express
$443Aurigny Air Services
Thu
Jun 13
$38Great Western Railway
$8National Express
$519TAM Airlines

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


cheap

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


fast

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


popular

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.


Compare prices

Best fares from London to Cardiff

This month
Next Month
Sun, May 26
Bus
National Express
20:003h 25m23:25
LondonCardiff
Sun, May 26
Train
Great Western Railway
07:452h 31m10:16
LondonCardiff
Sun, May 26
Flight
Air France
14:504h18:50
LondonCardiff
Fastest Way to Travel from London to Cardiff
Sat, Jun 1
Train
Great Western Railway
08:452h10:45
LondonCardiff
Sat, Jun 8
Train
Great Western Railway
07:452h09:45
LondonCardiff
Sat, Jun 15
Train
Great Western Railway
07:452h09:45
LondonCardiff
Return Journeys from Cardiff to London
Sun, May 26
Bus
National Express
03:253h 25m06:50
CardiffLondon
Sun, May 26
Train
Great Western Railway
07:052h 40m09:45
CardiffLondon
Sun, May 26
Flight
Flybe
15:155h 5m20:20
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
FlightLondon-City

Amenities

Refreshments
Wifi
WC

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.

The Omio App Makes Travel Planning Easy

We’ll get you where you want to go. From live train updates to mobile tickets, our innovative app is the ideal way to plan and keep track of your travel.

ios-badge
android-badge
Hand With Phone