You can get from London to Cardiff by train, bus or flight.
To get from London to Cardiff on 28 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||131 miles (211 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£4 - £54|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £4 • 3 h 16 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £54 • 1 h 47 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or Great Western Railway|
Take a coach or train to travel 131 miles (211 km) between London and Cardiff. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 47 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £4. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from London to Cardiff.
Located only around 240 kilometres apart the journey from London to Cardiff is most convenient by train. Direct train journeys depart London Paddington daily from early morning running until late evening with regular services throughout the day. Direct coach services are available departing London Victoria Coach station and arriving at Cardiff central - usually taking around 3 to 3.5 hours.
Coaches leave London Victoria Coach Station for Cardiff Central Bus Station from 8.00 a.m. each morning with a service running at least once every 2 hours throughout the day and more in peak times. Final departures leave London Victoria at 11.00 p.m. every evening. Operated by National Express direct services usually take around 3 hours 10 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes. An express 2 hour 50 minute service runs as the final departure from London Victoria nightly. Ideal for quick travel from London to Cardiff.
Train services depart London Paddington rail station daily from 4.48 a.m. with a departure at least once every 2 hours - and more through peak until a final departure time of 23:30 p.m. each evening before services recommence the following morning. Direct services from London Paddington to Cardiff Central can take as little as 2 hours 8 minutes on express routes with local services taking upwards of 3 hours 30 minutes. Trains run every hour or more during peak times but are subject to longer routes more stops and longer travel times.
You can travel from London to Cardiff 2 different ways: coach or train.
The cheapest way from London to Cardiff is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £4 compared to other travel options to Cardiff:
A coach is £49 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from London to Cardiff costing on average £54.
The fastest way to get to Cardiff from London is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 47 min.
There are alternative travel options to Cardiff that can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Cardiff by coach can take on average 3 h 16 min.
Cardiff is approximately 131 miles (211 km) away from London.
The average frequency per day from London to Cardiff is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Cardiff from 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 London to Cardiff:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Cardiff, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
When planning your trip from London to Cardiff, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets between London and Cardiff online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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