Trains from Cardiff to London

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Cardiff to London train information

Cardiff London train map

Train duration 2h16m
Arrival London, England
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 132 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £18.50
Average train price £42.00

There are many rail companies across the country & Europe but the journey connecting Cardiff in Wales to London in England are run by Cross Country.

Using the train is a quick and convenient way to get to London from Cardiff. The average journey time from Cardiff to London is 2h16m to cover the 132 miles.

According to our data, the starting fare to take the train in the next month is £18.50. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for Cardiff to London train tickets

from £18.50 MORE 2h46m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £6.00 MORE 3h52m
from £4.83 MORE 3h40m
Flight
from £57.00 MORE 10h34m

Cardiff - London prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Cardiff to London by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Megabus£7

National Express£10

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20

Megabus£7

National Express£16

Loco2£45

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Megabus£6

National Express£22

Loco2--

23

Megabus£6

National Express£27

Loco2£46

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Megabus£6

National Express£22

Loco2£45

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Cardiff - London: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

90

£19

60

£28

30

£27

15

£36

7

£42

3

£44

1

£46

Same day

Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Cardiff to London tend to increase if you don't book early. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 2 months in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £19 whereas when booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £46 for your trip. Thus, you will save 59% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 2 months in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

The data are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Cardiff to London trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Cardiff and London by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets London to Cardiff and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Cardiff
Central
London
Paddington
£39.00 28/12/2018 13:26 20 hours ago
Cardiff
Central
London
Paddington
£39.00 28/12/2018 14:26 20 hours ago
Cardiff
Central
London
Paddington
£39.00 28/12/2018 21:26 20 hours ago
Cardiff
Central
London
Paddington
£39.00 28/12/2018 12:26 20 hours ago
Cardiff
Central
London
Paddington
£39.00 28/12/2018 10:26 20 hours ago
Cardiff
Central
London
Paddington
£42.00 28/12/2018 18:26 20 hours ago
Cardiff
Central
London
Paddington
£42.00 28/12/2018 16:26 20 hours ago
Cardiff
Central
London
Paddington
£42.00 28/12/2018 19:26 20 hours ago
Cardiff
Central
London
Paddington
£42.00 28/12/2018 20:26 20 hours ago
Cardiff
Central
London
Paddington
£42.00 28/12/2018 15:26 20 hours ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Cardiff London train

Discount Cardiff - London train tickets

National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age and your situation, you can get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you save money for your Cardiff London train ticket.

If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to evaluate how many trips you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

For your evaluation, you need to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, how much you're saving on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Cardiff London ticket is £41.58 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £41.58: £88/£41.58 = 2.12. It will take you approximately 3 trips from London to Cardiff (one way journey) with your railcard to be profitable.

Railcards enable you to get a third off most adult fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Cardiff to London train £41.58 £27.72 £13.86 2.12

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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