How to get from Watford to Cardiff

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Travel Information between Watford and Cardiff

distanceDistance120 miles (193 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£11 - £81
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £11 • 4 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £81 • 3 h 17 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Great Western Railway

Take a coach or train to travel 120 miles (193 km) between Watford and Cardiff. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 17 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £11. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Watford to Cardiff.

Travel Tips: Travel from Watford to Cardiff

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

The cheapest way from Watford to Cardiff is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £11 compared to other travel options to Cardiff:

A coach is generally £70 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £81 from Watford to Cardiff.

The fastest way from Watford to Cardiff is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 17 min.

Other travel options between Watford and Cardiff can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 4 h   of travel time.

The distance between Watford and Cardiff is around 120 miles (193 km).

The average frequency per day from Watford to Cardiff is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Watford and Cardiff 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 Watford to Cardiff:

  • Coaches most often depart from Watford at Watford, High Street (stop F) and arrive in Cardiff at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
  • Trains from Watford to Cardiff most often leave from Watford Junction and arrive in Cardiff Central.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Cardiff by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Watford to Cardiff tickets on Omio for £11.
  • 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 Watford to Cardiff for £81.
Your journey from Watford to Cardiff doesn't have to end in Cardiff. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Birmingham. If you’d like to add London, Bristol or Birmingham to your Watford to Cardiff trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cardiff today!

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £11 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £81 one way on average.

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

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