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Travel Information to London from Cardiff

distanceDistance131 miles (211 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £55
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £3 • 3 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £55 • 1 h 49 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Great Western Railway

Travel 131 miles (211 km) by coach or train between Cardiff and London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 49 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £3. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Cardiff to London.

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General Information About the Journey from Cardiff to London

Generally the quickest method of travel between Cardiff and London is by train. A couple of train leave each hour throughout the day and take just 2-3 hours. Buses are also available although these may take a little longer.

Return journeys from London to Cardiff are also available.

Buses from Cardiff to London

National Express run one bus per hour between Cardiff Bus Station and London Victoria Coach Station, with services running through to around 7:00 p.m. Journeys take between 3.5-4.5 hours to complete. Megabus offer 13 services, almost one per hour, between around 3:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Their journeys take between 3.5-4 hours. While some of these services are direct, some require changes at Newport, Swindon and Bristol.

Trains from Cardiff to London

There are two trains per hour from Cardiff Central Station to London Paddington, starting at around 5:10 a.m. These run until approximately 7:30 p.m. An additional direct train then departs at approximately 8:30 p.m. and two more after 9:00 p.m., both with changes in Swindon or Bristol. All services are operated by Great Western Railway with journeys taking between 2-3 hours.

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FAQs
How do I go from Cardiff to London?

You can travel from Cardiff to London 2 different ways: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Cardiff to London?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cardiff to London, which costs on average £3.

This is compared to other ways of getting to London:

A coach is about £52 less than a train, which costs on average £55 for this trip.

What is the fastest way to London from Cardiff?

The fastest way to get to London from Cardiff is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 49 min.

There are alternative travel options to London that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h.

How many miles from Cardiff to London would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 131 miles (211 km) from Cardiff to London.

How many services a day are there between Cardiff and London?

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to London is:

  • 17 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Cardiff and London as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Cardiff? Where do I arrive in London?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Cardiff to London:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and tend to arrive in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.
  • Trains from Cardiff to London most often leave from Cardiff Central and arrive in London Victoria.
Which travel companies can take me from Cardiff to London?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cardiff to London:

  • You can go to London from Cardiff by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £3 with Flixbus from Cardiff to London on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Cardiff to London with Great Western Railway, and you can find Great Western Railway Cardiff to London tickets for £55 on Omio.
Is there a direct service between Cardiff and London?

Yes, there are direct services available between Cardiff and London with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to London as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to London from Cardiff.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Cardiff to London?
Looking to extend your trip from Cardiff to London? Many Omio customers who go from Cardiff to London usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels from London, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets from Cardiff to London online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip to London from Cardiff, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £3 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £55 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Cardiff and London online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.