Trains from Luton to Cardiff

Luton to Cardiff train information

Luton Cardiff train map

Train duration 3h39m
Arrival Cardiff, Wales
Departure Luton, England
Distance 122 Miles
Train operators Thameslink
Lowest train price from £31.50
Average train price £37.00
  • The trains connecting Luton (East of England) to Cardiff (East Wales) are run by Thameslink. The services on board will change depending on the train provider.
  • Using the train is a fast and convenient way to get to Cardiff from Luton. The average journey duration between Luton to Cardiff is 3h39m to travel the 122 miles.
  • According to our data, the starting price to take the train in the next 180 days is £31.50. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Luton to Cardiff train tickets

from £31.50 MORE 3h17m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £17.00 MORE 6h07m

Luton - Cardiff prices calendar

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

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

Train times Luton to Cardiff

When are the next trains to Cardiff?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
There are no more services available today.
Sunday 15 December
Luton Airport Parkway
08:03
Cardiff Central
11:32
3h29m Thameslink
Luton Airport Parkway
09:17
Cardiff Central
12:37
3h20m Thameslink
Luton Airport Parkway
09:47
Cardiff Central
13:11
3h24m Thameslink
Luton Airport Parkway
10:17
Cardiff Central
13:34
3h17m Thameslink
Luton Airport Parkway
10:47
Cardiff Central
14:11
3h24m Thameslink
Luton Airport Parkway
12:19
Cardiff Central
15:34
3h15m Thameslink
Luton Airport Parkway
12:49
Cardiff Central
16:10
3h21m Thameslink
Luton Airport Parkway
13:19
Cardiff Central
16:34
3h15m Thameslink
Luton Airport Parkway
14:19
Cardiff Central
17:38
3h19m Thameslink
Luton Airport Parkway
15:19
Cardiff Central
18:32
3h13m Thameslink

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

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Luton - Cardiff: the best time to book cheap trains

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

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£54

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£50

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£50

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£50

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£50

Same day

Days before Departure

Most of the time, the earlier you book your train, the cheaper it should be but there can be some exceptions. We had a look at the results from the past 6 months in order to identify the best time to get your train tickets Luton to Cardiff. The results reveal that getting your train from Luton to Cardiff in advance can be more expensive.

We found seats at £50 when buying your train 1 day in advance whereas you will need to spend at least £54 if you purchase your train 15 days in advance. Thus, according to our data, the best time to book your train is 1 day in advance as it is 8% cheaper than 15 days in advance.

Best prices for Luton to Cardiff trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Luton
Airport Parkway
Cardiff
Central
£31.50 15/12/2019 08:03 Thameslink 1 month ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Cardiff
Central
£34.20 15/12/2019 20:26 1 month ago
Luton
Cardiff
Central
£35.50 15/12/2019 08:35 1 month ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Cardiff
Central
£35.50 15/12/2019 13:19 Thameslink 1 month ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Cardiff
Central
£35.50 15/12/2019 12:19 Thameslink 1 month ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Cardiff
Central
£35.50 15/12/2019 10:47 Thameslink 1 month ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Cardiff
Central
£35.50 15/12/2019 09:17 Thameslink 1 month ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Cardiff
Central
£35.50 15/12/2019 09:47 Thameslink 1 month ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Cardiff
Central
£35.50 15/12/2019 10:17 Thameslink 1 month ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Cardiff
Central
£35.50 15/12/2019 12:49 Thameslink 1 month ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Luton Cardiff train

Discount Luton - Cardiff train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to spend less for your Luton 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.

  • The main benefit of using a railcard is that you only need a few trips to be profitable.

    You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the railcard to pay for itsfel. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you buy after that, you will save money.

    For instance, train tickets from Luton to Cardiff cost on average £36.94 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £36.94 (£88/£36.94 = 2.38), it turns out that after only 3 one way trips from Cardiff to Luton, the card will have paid for itself.

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most rail fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(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
Luton to Cardiff train £36.94 £24.62 £12.31 2.39

(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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