How to get from Stansted to Cardiff

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from Stansted to Cardiff

You can get from Stansted to Cardiff by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

To get from Stansted to Cardiff on 29 Jun we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

17:50London, Stansted Airport6h09 23:59Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 change
£351One-way
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17:50London, Stansted Airport6h09 23:59Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 change
£351One-way
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11:18Stansted Mountfitchet3h19 14:37Cardiff Central
2 changes
£641One-way
10:10London, Stansted Airport6h10 16:20Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 change
£411One-way
10:03Stansted Mountfitchet3h32 13:35Cardiff Central
2 changes
£641One-way

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Travel Information between Stansted and Cardiff

distanceDistance147 miles (237 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £62 • 3 h 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 147 miles (237 km) from Stansted to Cardiff. 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.

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FAQs

You can travel between Stansted and Cardiff 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from Stansted to Cardiff, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cardiff:

A ferry is generally £32 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £32 from Stansted to Cardiff.

A ferry journey is usually £10 less than a journey to Cardiff by plane, which costs on average £10 for the same trip.

A ferry is about £62 less than a train, which costs on average £62 for this route.

The quickest way to travel from Stansted to Cardiff is by train, which takes on average 3 h 18 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Cardiff by coach can take on average 5 h 35 min.

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The Stansted to Cardiff distance is approximately 147 miles (237 km).

The average frequency per day from Stansted to Cardiff is:

  • Around 23 trains per day.

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

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

  • Coaches most often depart from Stansted at London, Stansted Airport Coach Station and arrive in Cardiff at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
  • Flights from Stansted to Cardiff most often leave from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Cardiff Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Stansted at Stansted Airport and arrive in Cardiff at Cardiff Central.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Stansted to Cardiff, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express for coaches to Cardiff. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Stansted to Cardiff tickets on Omio for £32.
  • Great Western Railway can take you to Cardiff by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Great Western Railway from Stansted to Cardiff for £62.

Yes, there are direct services available between Stansted and Cardiff with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with.
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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 from Stansted to Cardiff.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Stansted to Cardiff often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Birmingham. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Stansted and Cardiff itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cardiff and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £32 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost £10 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £62 one way.

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

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