Trains from Cardiff to Luton

Cardiff to Luton train information

Cardiff Luton train map

Train duration 3h33m
Arrival Luton, England
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 122 Miles

The trip between Cardiff, located in Wales and Luton, situated in England is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.

On average, the journey takes normally 3h33m by train to cover the 122 miles to go to Luton from Cardiff. The train duration can vary depending if your train is direct or with changes.

Depending how much time in advance you book your ticket as well as when you travel, the price of the ticket will vary.

Best prices for Cardiff to Luton train tickets

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Cardiff - Luton prices calendar

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

Cardiff - Luton: the best time to book cheap trains

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

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The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Purchasing your train from Cardiff to Luton in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £22 when purchasing your train 2 months in advance which is 71% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Cardiff to Luton trains

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

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Discount Cardiff - Luton train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to spend less for your Cardiff Luton train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are different types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several journeys. But is it really relevant when travelling from Cardiff to Luton? Grab your calculator, considering:

A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average fare for a Cardiff Luton ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)

Start by dividing A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of journeys needed per year to be profitable.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 2 trips from Cardiff to Luton (one way trip).

The cost to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most train fares for a whole year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 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 Luton train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

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

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