London to Cardiff

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Fri 23 Feb

21:00 00:15
£16
03:15 hrs

Sat 24 Feb

08:00 10:40
£47
02:40 hrs

Sat 24 Feb

11:35 12:45
£65
01:10 hrs

Sat 24 Feb

12:30 16:05
£16
03:35 hrs

Sun 25 Feb

08:00 11:25
£12
03:25 hrs

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General Information about the journey from London to Cardiff

Located only around 240 kilometres apart the journey from London to Cardiff is most convenient by train. Direct train journeys depart London Paddington daily from early morning running until late evening with regular services throughout the day. Direct coach services are available departing London Victoria Coach station and arriving at Cardiff central - usually taking around 3 to 3.5 hours.

What 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 National Express buses?

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  • 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 National Express buses?

    No, one child under 3 years old may travel for free when accompanied by a paying passenger 16+ years old. Any additional children under the age of 16 must purchase a child's ticket. Passengers under the age of 16 travelling on a child's ticket must be able to produce an official piece of identification bearing their photograph and date of birth.


    Check-in is required for international Eurolines buses travelling from London's Victoria Coach Station or Dover's Eurolines Travel Centre 1 hour before departure. No check-in is required for any other National Express bus routes; however, arriving at least 10 minutes before departure is strongly recommended.


    National Express offers Peak, Off-Peak, Child, and Restricted fares. National Express also offers special rates for groups (4-9 people) and passengers travelling to the airport.


    Economy single


    Ticket is valid for a single journey on any weekdays except Fridays and Sundays throughout the year or other standard fare days. Ticket must be booked at least one day in advance of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.


    On The Day Single


    Valid where ticket is purchased on the day of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.


    Standard single


    Travel is available on any day throughout the year. Tickets must be booked at least one day in advance of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.


What's on board Great Western Railway trains?

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  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

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  • 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.


    Great Western Railway offers Anytime, Off-Peak, Advance, Plusbus, and Season fares. Great Western Railway also offers First Class and Standard Class tickets.


    Advance


    Valid on the time and date shown on ticket.


    Advance 1st Single


    Seat reservations are required.


    This ticket is valid for the date and time shown on your reservation. Please note that not all trains offer first class facilities and this fare does not guarantee that first class accommodation will be available on all legs of the journey for which it is purchased. Ticket is subject to availability.


    Anytime


    No Seat Reservations


    Off-peak


    Outward or single: Restricted to off peak trains, times and routes on the date shown on ticket. Return: Restricted to off peak trains, times and routes, validity may vary but generally valid for one calendar month of the outward.


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Valid for off peak trains, times, and routes on the date shown on the ticket. First class facilities cannot be guaranteed without a reservation for all journey legs, please check availability before you book.


    Super Off-peak


    Outward or single: Restricted to super off peak trains, times and routes on the date shown on ticket. Return: Restricted to super off peak trains, times and routes, validity may vary but generally valid for one calendar month of the outward.


    Anytime


    Outward or Single: Valid for travel any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Return: Valid for travel any time shown on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy.


    1st Class


    Can be used on any train at any time on the date and route shown on the ticket. Please note, not all trains offer first class facilities and this ticket does not guarantee their availability on the service you travel on.


    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.


  • 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.

Buses from London to Cardiff

Coaches leave London Victoria Coach Station for Cardiff Central Bus Station from 8.00 a.m. each morning with a service running at least once every 2 hours throughout the day and more in peak times. Final departures leave London Victoria at 11.00 p.m. every evening. Operated by National Express direct services usually take around 3 hours 10 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes. An express 2 hour 50 minute service runs as the final departure from London Victoria nightly. Ideal for quick travel from London to Cardiff.

Trains from London to Cardiff

Train services depart London Paddington rail station daily from 4.48 a.m. with a departure at least once every 2 hours - and more through peak until a final departure time of 23:30 p.m. each evening before services recommence the following morning. Direct services from London Paddington to Cardiff Central can take as little as 2 hours 8 minutes on express routes with local services taking upwards of 3 hours 30 minutes. Trains run every hour or more during peak times but are subject to longer routes more stops and longer travel times.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Everything you need to know about London-Heathrow Airport

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The city of London and Heathrow airport are connected by the National Express bus company. Buses depart every hour from London Victoria Coach Station. Alternatively, Transport for London connects many London stations with Heathrow airport.

Everything you need to know about London-City Airport

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Public transportation is available through the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) which connects the airport to the London Underground.

Everything you need to know about London-Gatwick Airport

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Circle line (Underground) connects Tower Hill Station, which is 5 minutes from Fenchurch Street Station walking, and Victoria Station, where Gatwick Express departs and arrives.

Everything you need to know about London Bridge train station

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Everything you need to know about London Charing Cross train station

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Everything you need to know about London Euston train station

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