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from London to Cardiff

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

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To get from London to Cardiff on Jun 14 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:00PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station3h55 09:55PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$31One-way
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06:00PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station3h55 09:55PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$31One-way
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06:30PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station3h45 10:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$31One-way
05:30PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station4h00 09:30PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$31One-way
04:30PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station4h15 08:45PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$31One-way

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Sun
Jun 13
$73Great Western Railway
$2Flixbus
Mon
Jun 14
$73Great Western Railway
$2Flixbus
Tue
Jun 15
$67Great Western Railway
$1Flixbus
Wed
Jun 16
$68Great Western Railway
$2Flixbus
Thu
Jun 17
$68Great Western Railway
$2Flixbus
Fri
Jun 18
$68Great Western Railway
$2Flixbus
Sat
Jun 19
$68Great Western Railway
$2Flixbus
Sun
Jun 20
$68Great Western Railway
$6Flixbus
Mon
Jun 21
$68Great Western Railway
$2Flixbus
Tue
Jun 22
$68Great Western Railway
$2Flixbus
Wed
Jun 23
$68Great Western Railway
$2Flixbus
Thu
Jun 24
$62Great Western Railway
$1Flixbus
Fri
Jun 25
$67Great Western Railway
$6Flixbus
Sat
Jun 26
$63Great Western Railway
$6Flixbus
Sun
Jun 27
$63Great Western Railway
$6Flixbus
Mon
Jun 28
$63Great Western Railway
$2Flixbus
Tue
Jun 29
$62Great Western Railway
$2Flixbus
Wed
Jun 30
$62Great Western Railway
$1Flixbus
Thu
Jul 1
$58Great Western Railway
$6Flixbus
Fri
Jul 2
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$8National Express
Sat
Jul 3
$63Great Western Railway
$6Flixbus

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.


How to get from London to Cardiff

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from London to Cardiff there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 61,97% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from London to Cardiff. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips

Travel from London to Cardiff
Travel 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 London to Cardiff.
FAQs
What are the ways to get from London to Cardiff?

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

How many miles from London to Cardiff would I travel?

The London to Cardiff distance is around 131 miles (211 km).

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from London to Cardiff?

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

  • Buses most often depart from London at London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Cardiff at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
  • Trains mostly depart from London Victoria and arrive in Cardiff Central.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from London to Cardiff?

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

  • You can take a bus from London to Cardiff with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $16 (€12) with National Express from London to Cardiff.
  • You can go to Cardiff from London by train with Great Western Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for $53 (€41) with Great Western Railway from London to Cardiff on Omio.
Can I find a direct route from London to Cardiff?

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Cardiff with National Express or Megabus.
  • You can find direct trains to take to Cardiff with Great Western Railway.

Direct services to Cardiff 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 trip.

Where should I go next after I travel between London and Cardiff?
Omio customers who travel from London to Cardiff often also extend their vacation to go to Bristol, Birmingham or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cardiff and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I book London to Cardiff tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $16 (€12) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $53 (€41) one way on average.

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

What is the cheapest way to go from London to Cardiff?

The cheapest way to get from London to Cardiff is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $16 (€12) compared to other travel options to Cardiff:

A bus is $37 (€29) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from London to Cardiff costing on average $53 (€41).

What is the fastest way to get from London to Cardiff?

The quickest way to travel to Cardiff from London is by train, which takes on average 1 h 47 min  compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 25 min.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Cardiff
London
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London Liverpool Street Stn
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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.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Bridge
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