You can get from London to Cardiff by train, bus or flight.
To get from London to Cardiff on 29 Oct 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||£3 - £55|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £3 • 3 h 50 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £55 • 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 £3. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach 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 between London and Cardiff 2 different ways: coach or train.
Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from London to Cardiff. Tickets for a coach cost on average £3.
This is compared to other travel options to Cardiff:
A coach is generally £51 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £55 from London to Cardiff.
The quickest way to travel between London and Cardiff is by train, which takes on average 1 h 47 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h 50 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 journey 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:
Yes, there are direct routes from London to Cardiff with the following travel companies:
As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Cardiff tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this journey.
Before travelling from London to Cardiff, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking London to Cardiff tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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