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from Stansted to Cardiff

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

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Jan 23
$81Great Western Railway
$33National Express
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Jan 24
$80Great Western Railway
$33National Express
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Jan 25
$75Great Western Railway
$33National Express
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Jan 26
$75Great Western Railway
$29National Express
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Jan 27
$75Great Western Railway
$32National Express
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Jan 28
$75Great Western Railway
$33National Express
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$32National Express
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Jan 30
$80Great Western Railway
$32National Express
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Jan 31
$75Great Western Railway
$30National Express
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Feb 1
$75Great Western Railway
$30National Express
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Feb 4
$69Great Western Railway
$30National Express
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Feb 5
$142Great Western Railway
$28National Express
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Feb 8
$69Great Western Railway
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Feb 10
$64Great Western Railway
$27National Express
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Feb 11
$64Great Western Railway
$29National Express

Travel Information to Cardiff from Stansted

distanceDistance147 miles (237 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$45 - $85
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $45 (€37) • 5 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $85 (€70) • 3 h 32 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Travel 147 miles (237 km) by bus or train between Stansted and Cardiff. 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 $45 (€37). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Stansted to Cardiff.

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FAQs

How do I get from Stansted to Cardiff?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Stansted to Cardiff. You can take a bus or train.

How do I get from Stansted to Cardiff the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel to Cardiff from Stansted is by taking a bus with an average price of $45 (€37).

This is compared to other travel options to Cardiff:

Taking a bus is about $40 (€33) less than taking a train, which costs on average $85 (€70) for this route.

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

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

Other travel options to Cardiff can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Cardiff by bus can take on average 5 h 40 min.

What is the distance between Stansted and Cardiff?

The distance is approximately 147 miles (237 km) from Stansted to Cardiff.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Stansted to Cardiff?

The average frequency per day from Stansted to Cardiff is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

Where do I depart from Stansted? Where do I arrive in Cardiff?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Stansted, London Stansted Airport and tend to arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
  • Trains mostly depart from Stansted Airport and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Stansted to Cardiff?

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

  • National Express can take you to Cardiff by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for National Express from Stansted to Cardiff for $45 (€37).
  • Great Western Railway can take you to Cardiff by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Great Western Railway from Stansted to Cardiff for $85 (€70).

Where should I go next after I travel between Stansted and Cardiff?

Your trip from Stansted to Cardiff doesn't have to end in Cardiff. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Birmingham. If you’d like to add London, Bristol or Birmingham to your Stansted to Cardiff tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cardiff today!

How far in advance should I book tickets to Cardiff from Stansted online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Stansted to Cardiff, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $45 (€37) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $85 (€70) one way.

But we recommend booking Stansted to Cardiff tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.