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Planning to travel from Cardiff to London? Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start - but that's where Virail comes in. Our powerful search engine will explore all the options available for your trip, combing through more than 2000 transport companies all over the globe. All you have to do is enter your travel dates. In an instant, we'll show you a thorough list of possible routes, with all the information you need to make your decision. Choose from buses, trains, and more, connecting or direct, one-way or round trip - whatever you prefer. When you see your results, select your chosen option and Virail will redirect you to the provider's website, where you can complete your booking. Let us do the legwork for you, and you can just sit back and enjoy your trip.

How much will I pay for train tickets from Cardiff to London?

The prices for train tickets from Cardiff to London vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Cardiff to London will cost £ 29.17. The average train ticket price is approximately £ 56.38. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

Cardiff to London by train

Best price £ 29.17
Journey duration 3 h 9 min
Connections per day 50
First departure 07:15
Last departure 23:18
Distance 133.0 mi

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Route Summary by train

Connections
50
Carriers
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Minimum price
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Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 4 h 19 min
Cardiff Central - London Waterloo
11:30 - 15:49
£ 45.23
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 3 h 49 min
Cardiff Central - London Waterloo
13:30 - 17:19
£ 45.23
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 3 h 49 min
Cardiff Central - London Waterloo
15:30 - 19:19
£ 45.23
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 4 h 35 min
Cardiff Central - London Waterloo
17:27 - 22:02
£ 45.23
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 3 h 51 min
Cardiff Central - London Waterloo
19:30 - 23:21
£ 45.23
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 3 h 53 min
Cardiff Central - London Waterloo
09:27 - 13:20
£ 49.73
Great Western Railway-logo
Great Western Railway
Duration: 1 h 54 min
Cardiff Central - London Paddington
11:18 - 13:12
£ 49.90

How long will it take me to travel from Cardiff to London by train?

The journey from Cardiff to London covers a distance of 133.0 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 3 h 9 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 1 h 47 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Cardiff to London faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

At what time of the day can I travel from Cardiff to London?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Cardiff at 07:15, and the last departure will leave at 23:18. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Cardiff to London can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

Which stations are used when traveling from Cardiff to London?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Cardiff and London. You can start your journey in Cardiff at stations such as Cardiff Central [ CDF ] and Cardiff Central. These connect to stations including London Paddington [ PAD ], London Paddington, London Waterloo, London Marylebone and London Euston in London. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Cardiff to London.

How many daily journeys are there from Cardiff to London?

The route from Cardiff to London is served by providers including Nationalrail, SBB and Great Western Railway. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 109 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Cardiff 50 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Cardiff to London, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 13 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 37 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors.