You can get from Cardiff to London by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||131 miles (211 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£3 - £55|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £3 • 3 h|
|Fastest mode||Train • £55 • 1 h 49 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus 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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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.
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.
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.
You can travel from Cardiff to London 2 different ways: coach or train.
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.
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.
You should expect to travel around 131 miles (211 km) from Cardiff to London.
The average frequency per day from Cardiff to London is:
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.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Cardiff to London:
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Yes, there are direct services available between Cardiff and London with the following travel operators:
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.
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:
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.
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