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London to Cardiff by train

The journey from London to Cardiff by train is 133 mi and takes 2 hrs 0 mins. There are 24 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:23 and the last at 22:49. It is possible to travel from London to Cardiff by train for as little as £32.45 or as much as £157.62. The best price for this journey is £32.45.

Lowest Price£32.45
Journey Duration2 hrs 0 mins
Connection per Day24
Lowest Price£32.45
Highest Price£157.62
First Departure05:23
Last Departure22:49
Distance133 mi
DepartureLondon
ArrivalCardiff
CarriersGreat Western Railway, South Western Railway

London to Cardiff Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, 25 Jul 2024

Traveling from London to Cardiff with Virail

What's the best way to get from London to Cardiff? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from London to Cardiff, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from London to Cardiff?

On average, a train ticket from London to Cardiff will cost you £66.77. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as £32.45. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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The prices for train tickets from London to Cardiff 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. The average train ticket price is approximately £66.77. 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.

How long is the journey from London to Cardiff by train?

Traveling from London to Cardiff by train will usually take 2 hrs 0 mins. This journey covers a distance of 133 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 2 hrs 0 mins is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey between London and Cardiff runs for about 133 mi and usually takes approximately 2 hrs 0 mins. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 1 hr 43 mins. If you are trying to get from London to Cardiff as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

When do the first and last departures from London to Cardiff leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from London to Cardiff, which usually leaves at 05:23. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 22:49. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from London to Cardiff, which usually leaves at 05:23. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 22:49. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations can I use to travel from London to Cardiff?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart London from the following stations: London Southend Airport,London Heathrow Airport T3,Southend airport,London St. Pancras International,Luton Airport (LTN),London waterloo east,London Euston,London bridge,London, Stratford,London City Airport, LCY,London, Premier Inn Heathrow Terminal 5,London, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5,London Stansted Airport,London, Marble Arch,London, Victoria Coach Station,Waterloo Rue de la Station 220,London paddington,LONDON,Gatwick Airport. Arriving at Cardiff, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Cardiff, Kingsway (Stop GQ),Cardiff, University,Cardiff central,Heath high level. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Cardiff.

How many journeys from London to Cardiff take place each day?

The route from London to Cardiff is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from London 24 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from London to Cardiff, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 24 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 0 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. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from London to Cardiff. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from London to Cardiff
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from London to Cardiff.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from London to Cardiff, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from London to Cardiff.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around £31.49 to £47.44 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 34% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from London to Cardiff

The cheapest London - Cardiff train tickets can be found for as low as £32.84 if you’re lucky, or £41.43 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £48.61.

Find the best day to travel to Cardiff by train

When travelling to Cardiff by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Great Western Railway (GWR) is a British railway company that operates passenger services between London and the southwest of England, as well as parts of Wales. It was founded in 1833 and was originally known as the Great Western Railway Company. GWR is now owned by FirstGroup. The company is known for its iconic green livery and its historic steam locomotives, including the famous Flying Scotsman.

Services on board Great Western Railway and South Western Railway from London to Cardiff
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London to Cardiff CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
14.98kg
Bus
16.05kg
Flight
42.81kg
Car
34.25kg
What are the CO2 emissions from London to Cardiff by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between London and Cardiff are 14.98kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between London and Cardiff? By taking the train between London and Cardiff you will save 27.83kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.07kg compared to a bus and 19.27kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from London to Cardiff?
A train ticket from London to Cardiff is £66.77. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £32.45.
What's the cheapest train ticket from London to Cardiff?
The cheapest ticket you can get from London to Cardiff is £32.45. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between London and Cardiff by train?
London to Cardiff is 133 mi.
How long does the train between London and Cardiff take?
London to Cardiff is on average 2 hrs 0 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 43 mins.
Which companies operate from London to Cardiff?
The train journey from London to Cardiff is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Great Western Railway and South Western Railway.
How many train connections per day go from London to Cardiff?
London to Cardiff has 24 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from London to Cardiff leave?
The earliest train from London to Cardiff departs at 05:23. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from London to Cardiff depart?
The latest train from London to Cardiff departs at 22:49. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from London to Cardiff in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is £32.45 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from London to Cardiff?
There are on average 24 direct connection(s) from London to go to Cardiff.
What's the fastest journey time between London to Cardiff by train?
The fastest journey time by train between London and Cardiff is 1 hr 43 mins.
Is there a direct train from London to Cardiff?
Yes, there is a direct train between London and Cardiff.
What are the CO2 emissions for London to Cardiff by train?
The train journey from London to Cardiff creates 14.98kg of CO2 emissions.

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