Trains from London to Cardiff

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Mon 22 Jan

10:15 12:21
52 €
02:06 hrs

Tue 23 Jan

10:15 12:21
51 €
02:06 hrs

Wed 24 Jan

10:15 12:21
51 €
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Thu 25 Jan

10:15 12:21
51 €
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Fri 26 Jan

10:15 12:21
51 €
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London to Cardiff Train Information

Avg. Train Duration2h 12m
Trains arrive inCardiff
Trains depart fromLondon
Train Ticket Price 32.16 €
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

Trains in the UK from London to Cardiff run twice an hour from the early morning into the late evening, with service slowing during later hours. During the week, all trains 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 trains 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 stops 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. Train services on this connection are provided by First Great Western.

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London to Cardiff Train Cost

Average prices for trains from London to Cardiff when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€82

1 Day in Advance

€69

1 Week in Advance

€64

2 Weeks in Advance

€64

1 Month in Advance

€64

3 Months in Advance

€64

London to Cardiff Trains: General Information

Trains from London to Cardiff offer a far quick and convenient alternative connection between the two cities. Travelers can offset some of the cost of train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

  • autobus All London to Cardiff trains are run by First Great Western.
  • autobus All trains are direct, depart from London's Paddington train station and arrive at Cardiff's central station.
  • autobus Trains from London to Cardiff take 2 hours to arrive in Cardiff.
  • autobus Most travelers book their London to Cardiff train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on London to Cardiff trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 16% cheaper to book a London to Cardiff train a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • It is 22% cheaper to book a train ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Finally, London to Cardiff train costs are 22% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket on the day of departure.

Taking the Train from London

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. The station is the terminus for First Great Western, and has been for the successors of the Great Western Railway since 1863. The station is also the terminus for the Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect trains, offering fast trains to London Heathrow airport.

Getting into Cardiff by Train

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 Cardiff Central station. 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.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Everything you need to know about London Euston train station

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Everything you need to know about London Kings Cross train station

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Everything you need to know about London Victoria train station

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Everything you need to know about London Liverpool Street train station

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Everything you need to know about London Paddington 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 Bridge train station

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