How to travel from Luton to Cardiff

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from Luton to Cardiff

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

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

Great Western Railway
Luton station (LUT)
01:17PMCardiff Central (CDF)
2 transfers
National Express
Luton, London Luton Airport Bus Station
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
Luton station (LUT)
11:36AMCardiff Central (CDF)
2 transfers
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Great Western Railway
Luton station (LUT)
12:38PMCardiff Central (CDF)
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
Luton station (LUT)
12:11PMCardiff Central (CDF)
2 transfers
Great Western Railway
Luton station (LUT)
01:35PMCardiff Central (CDF)
2 transfers
National Express
Luton, London Luton Airport Bus Station
1 transfer
National Express
Luton, London Luton Airport Bus Station
1 transfer
National Express
Luton, London Luton Airport Bus Station
1 transfer

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Travel Information from Luton to Cardiff

distanceDistance121 miles (195 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$23 - $9
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€8) • 5 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $23 (€20) • 3 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Rail

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

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Travel on National Express and FlixBus travel between Luton and Cardiff at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Luton - Cardiff travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    FAQs: Travel from Luton to Cardiff

    FAQs: 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 Luton to Cardiff.

    There are 2 travel options from Luton to Cardiff. You can take a train or bus.

    The cheapest way to get from Luton to Cardiff is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $9 (€8) compared to other travel options to Cardiff:

    A bus is () less than a ferry with an average ticket price of () from Luton to Cardiff.

    Taking a bus costs () less than taking a flight, which costs on average () for the same trip.

    A bus is $14 (€12) less than a train with an average ticket price of $23 (€20) from Luton to Cardiff.

    The fastest way to get to Cardiff from Luton is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 4 min.

    Other travel options to Cardiff take longer:

    Getting to Cardiff by bus takes 5 h 25 min on average.

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

    The average frequency per day from Luton to Cardiff is:

    • Around 10 buses per day.
    • Around 16 trains per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Luton to 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 when traveling from Luton to Cardiff:

    • Most travelers catch their bus from Luton, Station Interchange and arrive in Cardiff, University.
    • Most travelers board their plane from London Luton Airport and arrive in Cardiff Airport.
    • Most travelers take a train from Luton to Cardiff Central.

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

    • You can travel by bus to Cardiff from Luton with National Express or FlixBus, and you can find FlixBus Luton to Cardiff tickets for $9 (€8) on Omio.
    • You can go to Cardiff from Luton by train with Great Western Rail or Thameslink. You'll see cheap train tickets for $23 (€20) with Great Western Rail from Luton to Cardiff on Omio.

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

    • You'll find direct buses with.
    • You'll find direct ferries with.
    • You can travel directly by plane with.
    • You can book a direct train with.

    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.

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