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The cheapest trains

from London
to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Sep 20

Cheapest

£52

Average

£92

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Cardiff will cost around £ 92 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 52.

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10:15London Paddington2h06 12:21Cardiff Central
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£521One-way
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09:45London Paddington2h01 11:46Cardiff Central
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£711One-way
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09:15London Paddington2h08 11:23Cardiff Central
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08:45London Paddington2h03 10:48Cardiff Central
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£1331One-way
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08:15London Paddington2h06 10:21Cardiff Central
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£1331One-way

Train Times

London to Cardiff

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08:15London Paddington2h06 10:21Cardiff Central
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08:45London Paddington2h03 10:48Cardiff Central
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09:15London Paddington2h08 11:23Cardiff Central
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10:15London Paddington2h06 12:21Cardiff Central
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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Thu
Sep 19
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£9National Express
Fri
Sep 20
£52Great Western Railway
£8National Express
Sat
Sep 21
£52Great Western Railway
£8National Express
Sun
Sep 22
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£8National Express
Mon
Sep 23
£52Great Western Railway
£7National Express
Tue
Sep 24
£48Great Western Railway
£7National Express
Wed
Sep 25
£52Great Western Railway
£7National Express
Thu
Sep 26
£48Great Western Railway
£7National Express
Fri
Sep 27
£48Great Western Railway
£8National Express
Sat
Sep 28
£48Great Western Railway
£7National Express
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Sep 29
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£8National Express
Mon
Sep 30
£48Great Western Railway
£5National Express
Tue
Oct 1
£44Great Western Railway
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Wed
Oct 2
£48Great Western Railway
£7National Express
Thu
Oct 3
£48Great Western Railway
£5National Express
Fri
Oct 4
£48Great Western Railway
£8National Express
Sat
Oct 5
£44Great Western Railway
£5National Express
Sun
Oct 6
£39Great Western Railway
£8National Express
Mon
Oct 7
£44Great Western Railway
£4National Express
Tue
Oct 8
£44Great Western Railway
£4National Express
Wed
Oct 9
£44Great Western Railway
£4National Express

The fastest trains

from London
to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Sep 20

Fastest Journey

2 h 1 m

Average

2 h 4 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

211 km

Of the 5 train that leave London for Cardiff every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 211 km distance in an average of 2 h 4 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2 h 1 m .

The slowest train will take 2 h 8 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.

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09:45London Paddington2h01 11:46Cardiff Central
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£711One-way
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08:45London Paddington2h03 10:48Cardiff Central
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£1331One-way
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10:15London Paddington2h06 12:21Cardiff Central
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£521One-way
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08:15London Paddington2h06 10:21Cardiff Central
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£1331One-way
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09:15London Paddington2h08 11:23Cardiff Central
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£711One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Cardiff Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 8 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £36
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Cardiff
Distance:211 km
TrainTrain Companies:Great Western Railway

Trains from London to Cardiff: Journey Details

Cardiff, the capital of Wales, is a vibrant old industrial city that is proud of its Welsh culture with a variety of attractions for all visitors. Most trains from London to Cardiff are direct and take around 2 hours and 4 minutes. Although it's not usually for the journey time to last up to 3 hours.

 

Where do trains from Cardiff to London depart from?

Trains from London to Cardiff leave from the iconic Paddington Station. The station is located in the west of Central London and is easily accessible by a variety of public transport. On the London Underground, Paddington can be reached on the Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City, District and Circle lines. A large number of buses and night buses stop at the station, including bus number 23 which also travels to Liverpool Street Station via Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and the Strand.

Where do trains from Cardiff to London arrive at?

The train station is centrally located and offers within walking distance the Millennium Stadium, St David's Centre, Cardiff Arms Park and Cardiff Castle. As a major hub for train travel within the surrounding valleys, rail connections onward are possible here including to Swansea, where many of the trains from London to Cardiff will continue to. The central bus station is located adjacent to the railway station, and bus connections to Cardiff International Airport are available from either station.

Which train companies go from London to Cardiff?

Great Western Railway operate all trains from London to Cardiff.

How many trains from London to Cardiff depart each day?

There are on average 48 trains departing from Monday to Friday, with less frequent services on the weekend.

How often are the trains from London to Cardiff?

Train services from London Paddington Station to Cardiff Central Station run usually twice an hour from shortly from the early morning into the late evening, with service slowing to one train an hour during the later hours.

How long is the train from London to Cardiff?

Direct trains usually complete the journey in about 2-3 hours, depending on the number of stations the service calls at. On trains that require a change, passengers may have to transfer at Bath Spa, Gloucester, Newport Gwent, and/or Swindon to complete their journey - and this could extend the trip to up to 3.5 hours.

When are the first and last trains of the day from London to Cardiff?

The first direct train from Cardiff to London is at 5:18 a.m and the last direct Cardiff to London train leaves at 23:30 p.m.

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