Trains from London to Cardiff

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London to Cardiff train information

London Cardiff train map

Train duration 2h08m
Arrival Cardiff, Wales
Departure London, England
Distance 132 Miles
Train operators Great Western Railway
Lowest train price from £32.00
Average train price £65.00

The journey from London, situated in England and Cardiff, which is in Wales is well connected by trains. The trains are run by the following rail operators: Great Western Railway.

Using the train is a quick and convenient way to get to Cardiff from London. The average journey time from London to Cardiff is 2h08m to cover the 132 miles.

The cheapest fare we've found for the next 30 days is £32.00 one way.

Best prices for London to Cardiff train tickets

from £32.00 MORE 2h17m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £6.00 MORE 3h47m
from £4.95 MORE 3h31m
Flight
from £75.00 MORE 10h48m

London - Cardiff prices calendar

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

  march may   april
monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday sunday
22

Megabus£6

National Express£16

Loco2£48

23

Megabus£6

National Express£12

Loco2--

24

Megabus£6

National Express£10

Loco2--

25

Megabus£7

National Express£10

Loco2£48

26
27
28

Megabus£6

National Express£10

Loco2£47

29
30
01

Megabus£5

National Express£6

Loco2£44

02
03
04
05

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

Train times London to Cardiff

When are the next trains to Cardiff?

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Based on our data, 1 trains from London to Cardiff are available today and 0 tomorrow. The first London Cardiff train leaves at 20:15 while the last train leaves the station at 20:15. The first and last departure hours can vary every day and there can be less trains during weekends as well as bank holidays. Train companies can as well adjust the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

London - Cardiff: the best time to book cheap trains

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

90

£23

60

£29

30

£38

15

£42

7

£44

3

£45

1

£46

Same day

Days before Departure

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 London to Cardiff in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £23 when purchasing your train 2 months in advance which is 50% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for London to Cardiff trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
London
Paddington
Cardiff
Central
£43.50 30/04/2019 14:45 Great Western Railway 5 hours ago
London
Paddington
Cardiff
Central
£43.50 01/05/2019 14:45 Great Western Railway 11 hours ago
London
Paddington
Cardiff
Central
£46.50 29/04/2019 14:45 Great Western Railway 5 hours ago
London
Paddington
Cardiff
Central
£46.50 29/04/2019 13:45 Great Western Railway 5 hours ago
London
Paddington
Cardiff
Central
£46.50 29/04/2019 12:45 Great Western Railway 5 hours ago
London
Paddington
Cardiff
Central
£46.50 29/04/2019 12:15 Great Western Railway 5 hours ago
London
Paddington
Cardiff
Central
£46.50 29/04/2019 14:15 Great Western Railway 5 hours ago
London
Paddington
Cardiff
Central
£46.50 29/04/2019 20:15 Great Western Railway 5 hours ago
London
Paddington
Cardiff
Central
£46.50 29/04/2019 13:15 Great Western Railway 5 hours ago
London
Paddington
Cardiff
Central
£46.50 29/04/2019 19:15 Great Western Railway 5 hours ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

London Cardiff train

Discount London - Cardiff train tickets

Do you want to travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and tricks can be obtained to spend less for your London Cardiff 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 many types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

How much can I save with a railcard?

When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several journeys. But is it really relevant when travelling from London to Cardiff? 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 London Cardiff ticket (i.e.: £64.81)(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/£64.81 = 1.36. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 2 trips from London to Cardiff (one way trip).

How much does a railcard cost?

Railcards enable you to get a third off most rail 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
London to Cardiff train £64.81 £43.20 £21.60 1.36

(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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