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from Stansted to Cardiff

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Travel Information to Cardiff from Stansted

distanceDistance147 miles (237 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£18 - £54
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £18 • 5 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £54 • 3 h 38 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Take a coach or train to travel 147 miles (237 km) between Stansted and Cardiff. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 38 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £18. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Stansted to Cardiff.

Travel Tips

Travel from Stansted to Cardiff
Travel to Cardiff easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Stansted to Cardiff.
FAQs
How do I travel to Cardiff from Stansted?

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

What is the cheapest way from Stansted to Cardiff?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Stansted to Cardiff, which costs on average £18.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cardiff:

A coach is £36 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Stansted to Cardiff costing on average £54.

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

The fastest way to get to Cardiff from Stansted is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 38 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 5 h 40 min.

What is the distance from Stansted to Cardiff?

The distance between Stansted and Cardiff is around 147 miles (237 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Stansted to Cardiff is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Stansted to Cardiff?

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Stansted, London Stansted Airport and tend to arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
  • Trains most often depart from Stansted at Stansted Airport and arrive in Cardiff at Cardiff Central.
Which travel companies can get me from Stansted to Cardiff?

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

  • You can go to Cardiff from Stansted by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £18 with National Express from Stansted to Cardiff on Omio.
  • You can go to Cardiff from Stansted by train with Great Western Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for £54 with Great Western Railway from Stansted to Cardiff on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Stansted to Cardiff?

Yes, there are direct services available to Cardiff from Stansted with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with with direct coaches per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with with 12 direct trains per day.

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

Where should I go next after I travel between Stansted and Cardiff?
Looking to extend your trip from Stansted to Cardiff? Many Omio customers who go from Stansted to Cardiff usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Birmingham. If you're looking to explore London, Bristol or Birmingham from Cardiff, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I buy a ticket from Stansted to Cardiff online to score the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £18 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £54 one way.

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