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London to Cardiff Train Information

Avg. Train Duration2h 12m
Trains arrive inCardiff
Trains depart fromLondon
Train Ticket Price£ 28.73
Distance211 km
Train Companies
  • Great Western Railway

Quick Guide: Trains from London to Cardiff

Average Price: £43
Trains per day: ~ 48
Changes: Direct
Average Time: 2h4
Fastest Route: 2h01
Slowest Route: 2h7
 

Trains from London to Cardiff: Journey Details

Train services from London Paddington Station to Cardiff Central Station run usually twice an hour from shortly from the early morning into the late evening, with service slowing to one train an hour during the later hours. During the week, all connections are direct and there are two peak fare periods each day in the morning and in the late afternoon. On the weekend, service varies slightly, with more connections requiring a change and first services tending to depart in the mid-morning. Direct trains usually complete the journey in about 2-3 hours, depending on the number of stations the service calls at. On trains that require a change, passengers may have to transfer at Bath Spa, Gloucester, Newport Gwent, and/or Swindon to complete their journey - and this could extend the trip to up to 3.5 hours. Services on this connection are provided by First Great Western from.

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Cardiff

Demographics

Local Time 05:47
£ Pounds Sterling
Population 302,100
Region Wales
Languages English, Welsh

How expensive is Cardiff?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Cardiff costs 12.3% less than in London.

Shopping

Prices in Cardiff are on average 14.4% lower than in London.

Public Transport

Public transport in Cardiff costs around 27.9% less than in London.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Cardiff is about 34.8% less expensive than in London.

Taking the train from London to Cardiff

Travelling

A thriving and exciting metropolis, London is home to hundreds of monuments, sights and attractions. Trains from London to Cardiff leave from the iconic Paddington Station. The station is well known from the Paddington Bear children’s story, from where he gets his name, as well as being one of the designs of legendary British engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The station is located in the west of Central London and is easily accessible by a variety of public transport. On the London Underground, Paddington can be reached on the Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City, District and Circle lines. A large number of buses and night buses stop at the station, including bus number 23 which also travels to Liverpool Street Station via Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and the Strand. Trains are run by Great Western Railway.

Arriving

Cardiff, the capital of Wales, is a vibrant old industrial city that is proud of its Welsh culture with a variety of attractions for all visitors. Trains from London to Cardiff will arrive at the capital’s main railway station: Cardiff Central. The train station is centrally located and offers within walking distance the Millennium Stadium, St David's Centre, Cardiff Arms Park and Cardiff Castle. As a major hub for train travel within the surrounding valleys, rail connections onward are possible here including to Swansea, where many of the trains from London to Cardiff will continue to. The central bus station is located adjacent to the railway station, and bus connections to Cardiff International Airport are available from either station.

Schedules for Trains from London to Cardiff

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