The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Cardiff to London will cost around £ 112 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 58.
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1 h 48 m
2 h 1 m
Trains per day
Of the 10 trains that leave Cardiff for London every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 211 km distance in an average of 2 h 1 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 48 m .
The slowest trains will take 2 h 41 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||131 miles (211 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 52 min|
|Average train ticket price||£54 (€61)|
|Train frequency||17 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 17 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Great Western Railway|
Trains from Cardiff to London cover the 131 miles (211 km) long route taking on average 1 h 52 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £51, but the average price of train tickets is £54. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in London Victoria.
Cardiff to London trains are scheduled on weekdays through the night, as well as a full timetable at the weekend and on bank holidays. Journey times vary depending on the London terminus and whether the train is direct or one that requires a change. The quickest trains are direct to London Paddington and take approx. 2 hours 10 minutes; for services to Victoria allow 30 minutes extra. Each train that is operational on this route has on-board catering facilities and convenient wifi access.
Cardiff: All London bound trains depart from Cardiff Central station, the main railway station in the heart of the city.
London: The quickest trains from Cardiff to London arrive at Paddington which has a direct connecting train to Heathrow. There is also a scheduled service which terminates at London Victoria, this train from Cardiff to London offers easy connection for those travelling with luggage or young children.
When departing from Cardiff, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays). When arriving in London, you can end your journey in train stations like London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.
Omio customers book a train from Cardiff Central to London Victoria most frequently for this route.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at London Victoria, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.
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