Trains from London to Cardiff

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Wed 24 Jan

10:15 12:21
£45
02:06 hrs

Thu 25 Jan

10:15 12:21
£45
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Fri 26 Jan

10:15 12:21
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Sat 27 Jan

08:45 11:27
£45
02:42 hrs

Sun 28 Jan

09:30 12:14
£42
02:44 hrs

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London to Cardiff Train Information

Avg. Train Duration2h 13m
Trains arrive inCardiff
Trains depart fromLondon
Train Ticket Price£ 30.65
Distance211 km
Train Companies
  • Great Western Railway

What train companies travel from London to Cardiff

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

What's on board Great Western Railway trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Great Western Railway trains?

    No, children under 5 years old do not need a ticket on Great Western Railway trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. A child's ticket should be purchased if a seat is needed.


    No check-in is required for Great Western Railway trains.


    National Rail's 16-25 Railcard, Two Together Railcard, Family & Friends Railcard, Senior Railcard, and Disabled Persons Railcard entitle passengers to discounted tickets on Great Western Railway trains.


    When booking through Raileasy, all passengers must each possess a railcard in order to receive the reduced fare.


    You will need to make a separate booking for any passengers in your group who don't own a railcard. You will be liable to pay a fine if you purchase railcard discount tickets without the sufficient number of railcards to cover all passengers.


    Advance


    Ticket non-refundable, but amendable for £10 fee within 28 days of departure via our cancellation page.


    Off-peak


    Restricted to off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


    Super Off-peak


    Restricted to super off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Anytime


    Valid at any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    1st Class


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


Trains from London to Cardiff: Journey Details

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. Most trains from London to Cardiff are direct and take around 2 hours and 4 minutes. Although it's not usually for the journey time to last up to 3 hours.

 

Where do trains from Cardiff to London depart from?

Trains from London to Cardiff leave from the iconic Paddington Station. 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.

Where do trains from Cardiff to London arrive at?

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.

Which train companies go from London to Cardiff?

Great Western Railway operate all trains from London to Cardiff.

How many trains from London to Cardiff depart each day?

There are on average 48 trains departing from Monday to Friday, with less frequent services on the weekend.

How often are the trains from London to Cardiff?

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.

How long is the train from London to Cardiff?

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.

When are the first and last trains of the day from London to Cardiff?

The first direct train from Cardiff to London is at 5:18 a.m and the last direct Cardiff to London train leaves at 23:30 p.m.

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