London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train

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Cheap train tickets from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff Central (CDF) is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Great Western Railway
20:133h34
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
23:47Cardiff Central (CDF)
£371One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
08:453h26
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
12:11Cardiff Central (CDF)
£491One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
13:563h13
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
17:09Cardiff Central (CDF)
£571One-way
0 changes

Train timetableLondon Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 21 May
Great Western Railway
20:133h34
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
23:47Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
08:453h26
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
12:11Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
13:563h13
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
17:09Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes

This is the last train of the day.

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Train times from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 13 m

Average

3 h 24 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

212 km

Of the 3 trains that leave London Gatwick Airport (LGW) for Cardiff Central (CDF) every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Great Western Railway
13:563h13
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
17:09Cardiff Central (CDF)
£571One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
08:453h26
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
12:11Cardiff Central (CDF)
£491One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
20:133h34
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
23:47Cardiff Central (CDF)
£371One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

distanceDistance131 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 8 min
priceAverage train ticket price£72 (€80)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersGreat Western Rail or Southern

Trains from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff Central (CDF) cover the 131 miles long route taking on average 3 h 8 min with our travel partners like Great Western Rail or Southern. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £72, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £37.

Train providers: Great Western Rail and Southern trains London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

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Southern Rail is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates a wide range of services, from high-speed intercity trains to local commuter services. Its trains include the InterCity 125, InterCity 225, and Class 444 and 450. It also offers a variety of ticket types, such as Advance, Off-Peak, and Super Off-Peak. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for Southern Rail are London to Brighton, London to Southampton, and London to Portsmouth.

Southern from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train information:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 12 min
  • Cheapest Price: £226
  • Southern frequency: 8 a day

FAQs: London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train

FAQs: Travel by train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff Central (CDF) 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 Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff Central (CDF).
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Cheap train tickets from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff Central (CDF) can start from as little as £37 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff Central (CDF) is £72; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Cardiff Central (CDF) is on average 3 h 8 min   for the 131 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff Central (CDF) by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff Central (CDF) leaves at 07: 32. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff Central (CDF) leaves at 20: 13.
There are 16 trains a day from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff Central (CDF) which require at least one change with Great Western Rail or Southern. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
When taking a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff Central (CDF), you can count on Great Western Rail or Southern for the best way to get you to Cardiff Central (CDF). You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Cardiff Central (CDF) and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 13.
The cheapest month for a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff Central (CDF) is October.
You have options as you can travel from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff Central (CDF) 2 different ways: train or coach.

Trains arriving to Cardiff Central

Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
1.1 miles (1.8 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Cardiff Airport
14 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
Take the Transport for Wales train from the station to Dinas Powys, then take the 304 bus directly to the airport. The journey takes about 1 hour in total.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi in the station.
ATM
ATM
Located outside of the main entrance.
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: Taxi rank is on the right as you exit the main station entrance
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: News agent and convenience store
Dining
Dining
Gourmet Coffee Bar & Kitchen | Pret a Manger | Tesco Express
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis | Enterprise | Europcar
Accessibility
Accessibility
There is step-free access in the whole station. There are also ramps for train access and elevators in the station.

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