London Waterloo (WAT) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train

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Compare prices and tickets London Waterloo (WAT) to Cardiff Central (CDF) by train or coach

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Overview: Train from London Waterloo (WAT) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

distanceDistance131 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 28 min
priceAverage train ticket price£64 (€70)
frequencyTrain frequency9 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Rail or South Western Railway

Trains from London Waterloo (WAT) to Cardiff Central (CDF) cover the 131 miles long route taking on average 2 h 28 min with our travel partners like Great Western Rail or South Western Railway. Normally, there are 9 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £64, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £57. Travellers depart most frequently from London Waterloo and arrive in Cardiff Central.

FAQs: London Waterloo (WAT) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train

FAQs: Travel by train from London Waterloo (WAT) 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 Waterloo (WAT) to Cardiff Central (CDF).
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from London Waterloo (WAT) to Cardiff Central (CDF) can start from as little as £57 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London Waterloo (WAT) to Cardiff Central (CDF) is £64; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the London Waterloo (WAT) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train travel time is 2 h 28 min   for the 131 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London Waterloo (WAT) to Cardiff Central (CDF) leaves at 08: 42. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London Waterloo (WAT) to Cardiff Central (CDF) leaves at 10: 40.
There are 9 trains a day from London Waterloo (WAT) to Cardiff Central (CDF) which require at least one change with Great Western Rail or South Western Railway. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Take the London Waterloo (WAT) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train with Great Western Rail or South Western Railway. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route from London Waterloo (WAT) to Cardiff Central (CDF) as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Waterloo, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cardiff Central, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from London Waterloo (WAT) to Cardiff Central (CDF) is January.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between London Waterloo (WAT) and Cardiff Central (CDF) including taking a train or coach.

Trains departing from London Waterloo

Distance from London Waterloo to city center
Distance from London Waterloo to city center
1.2 miles (2 km)
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
ATM
ATM
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: A wide range of shops including convenience store, supermarket, pharmacy, newsagent, bookseller, clothing, gifts, travel accessories and passport photobooth.
Dining
Dining
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis Budget | Europcar
Information Desk
Information Desk
Information available from staff: Yes - from help point, Yes - from information point, Yes - from ticket office | Passenger Information Systems: Departure screens, Announcements, Arrival screens
Accessibility
Accessibility
Staff help available: Yes | Step free access coverage: Yes | Step free access note: There is step free access from the main concourse to all platforms, shops and facilities. Step free exits are exit 1 (Station approach), exit 2 (with a lift to Waterloo Road and lift access to the London Underground Jubilee line), and exit 3 for taxis and onward travel towards the South Bank. | Accessible car park equipment: Wheelchair users can use car park equipment at this station unaided | Accessible taxis: Accessible taxis are available from the taxi rank on Cab Road / Station Approach | Accessible ticket machines: There are accessible ticket machines at this station | Accessible ticket machines note: Ticket machines are located at various locations on the main concourse and are accessible to wheelchair users. | Accessible toilets: Yes | Ramp for train access: Yes | Wheelchairs available: Yes | Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available: Yes

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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