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 £22.00
Average train price £44.00

There are many train providers across the UK & Europe but the services connecting Cardiff in Wales to London in England are provided by Cross Country.

Travelling by train is a fast and easy option to travel to London from Cardiff. The average train duration from Cardiff to London is 2h16m to travel the 132 miles.

Based on our data, the best price to travel by train in the next 30 days is £22.00. This fare is based on an adult ticket and does not include the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Cardiff to London train tickets

from £22.00 MORE 2h30m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £3.40 MORE 3h46m
from £1.50 MORE 3h52m
Flight
from £46.63 MORE 9h28m

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£8

National Express£10

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 24 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Cardiff - London: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£19

60

£28

30

£27

15

£36

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£42

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£44

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£45

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Days before Departure

The cost for train tickets Cardiff to London are increasing as the date gets closer. If we look at our data, if you book your seat 2 months in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £19 while when booking on the day you're travelling, you will have to pay a minimum of £45 for your journey. Thus, you can save 59% on the cost of your ticket by booking 2 months in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

The data are based on the best prices found in the last six 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
£31.00 27/01/2018 17:30 4 days ago
Cardiff
Central
London
Paddington
£34.50 27/01/2018 17:40 4 days ago
Cardiff
Central
London
Paddington
£34.50 27/01/2018 07:26 4 days ago
Cardiff
Central
London
Paddington
£34.50 27/01/2018 13:40 4 days ago
Cardiff
Central
London
Paddington
£39.00 23/01/2018 18:30 3 days ago
Cardiff
Central
London
Paddington
£42.00 27/01/2018 07:56 4 days ago
Cardiff
Central
London
Paddington
£42.00 27/01/2018 12:40 4 days ago
Cardiff
Central
London
Paddington
£42.00 19/01/2018 13:56 6 days ago
Cardiff
Central
London
Paddington
£42.00 19/01/2018 14:26 6 days ago
Cardiff
Central
London
Paddington
£42.00 19/01/2018 12:26 6 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Cardiff London train

Discount Cardiff - London train tickets

National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you might want to get one of the 5 existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to save money for your Cardiff London train ticket.

If you want to understand the benefits of a railcard, you have to evaluate how many trips you need to make earnings. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.

For your assessment, you must include the railcard cost, i.e £30, how much you're saving on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Cardiff London ticket is £43.06 (1).

Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £43.06: £88/£43.06 = 2.04. You will need to make approximately 3 trips from London to Cardiff (one way journey) with your railcard to start saving money.

Railcards enable you to get a third off most adult fares for a year. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other ones £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 £43.06 £28.71 £14.35 2.05

(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