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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2 h 1 m
2 h 4 m
Trains per day
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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
2 hours 8 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£36|
|Trains depart from:||London|
|Trains arrive in:||Cardiff|
|Train Companies:||Great Western Railway|
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.
Great Western Railway operate all trains from London to Cardiff.
There are on average 48 trains departing from Monday to Friday, with less frequent services on the weekend.
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.
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.
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.