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from Cardiff to Luton

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Thu
2 Dec
£63Great Western Railway
£21National Express
Sun
5 Dec
£62Great Western Railway
£18National Express
Mon
6 Dec
£46Great Western Railway
£16National Express
Tue
7 Dec
£59Great Western Railway
£16National Express
Wed
8 Dec
£42Great Western Railway
£13National Express
Thu
9 Dec
£58Great Western Railway
£16National Express
Fri
10 Dec
£58Great Western Railway
£18National Express
Sat
11 Dec
£63Great Western Railway
£16National Express
Sun
12 Dec
£63Great Western Railway
£16National Express
Mon
13 Dec
£46Great Western Railway
£16National Express
Wed
15 Dec
£42Great Western Railway
£16National Express
Thu
16 Dec
£58Great Western Railway
£18National Express
Fri
17 Dec
£105Great Western Railway
£27National Express
Sat
18 Dec
£63Great Western Railway
£31National Express
Sun
19 Dec
£63Great Western Railway
£32National Express

Travel Information from Cardiff to Luton

distanceDistance121 miles (195 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£21 - £54
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £21 • 5 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £54 • 3 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Take a coach or train to travel 121 miles (195 km) to Luton from Cardiff. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £21. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cardiff to Luton.

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FAQs
How do I go from Cardiff to Luton?

There are 2 travel options from Cardiff to Luton: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Luton from Cardiff?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Luton. Tickets for a coach cost on average £21.

This is compared to other travel options to Luton:

A coach is about £33 less than a train, which costs on average £54 for this route.

What is the fastest way to get from Cardiff to Luton?

The fastest way to get to Luton from Cardiff is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 5 h 30 min.

How far is it from Cardiff to Luton?

The Cardiff to Luton distance is approximately 121 miles (195 km).

How many services a day are there to Luton from Cardiff?

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Luton is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Cardiff to Luton 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 Luton?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Cardiff to Luton:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Luton, Bus Station.
  • Most travellers take a train from Cardiff Central to Luton.
Which travel operators can get me from Cardiff to Luton?

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

  • You can take a coach from Cardiff to Luton with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £21 with National Express from Cardiff to Luton.
  • You can travel to Luton from Cardiff by train with Great Western Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £54 with Great Western Railway from Cardiff to Luton.
Where should I go next after I travel between Cardiff and Luton?
Many of our customers travelling from Cardiff to Luton don't make Luton their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Birmingham or Manchester, either of which you could add to your Cardiff and Luton trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Luton to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase tickets from Cardiff to Luton online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Cardiff to Luton, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £21 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £54 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Cardiff to Luton tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.