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Cardiff to London

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1 suggested route to go from Cardiff to London by flight, train, car, bus

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How to go from Cardiff to London ?

Trip Cardiff London

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance131 mi
Direct lineYes

Like many travellers, you're looking for the cheapest transport offers to travel from Cardiff to London? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling, flights and trains in a single search. Simply enter your travel date to London and Vivanoda does the rest. To refine your search according to your preferences, use the filters and sorting options available.

To travel from Cardiff, flights, trains, carpooling or buses of First Great Western, CrossCountry, FlyBE, MegaBus, Blablacar and National Express will carry you to London.

If you have any preferences for a particular mode of transport, get more information on these sections:

Cardiff to London bus

Are you looking for a bus from Cardiff to London? There is indeed a direct bus line that operates this route.

Going by bus from Cardiff to London may not be so obvious to you. To encourage you to take the bus to London, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • With very cheap prices, it is almost impossible for train or carpooling companies operating between Cardiff and London to offer cheaper fares.
  • It is more environmentally friendly to travel on a modern bus than to carpool. In addition, the road Cardiff London is shared by other vehicles and no additional infrastructure is needed to run a bus.
  • The presence of electrical outlets at your seat and USB ports will allow you to charge smartphone and laptop. You'll be able to spend all your time from Cardiff to London watching a good movie, listening to music, and why not even working!
  • You will travel from Cardiff to London on a modern and comfortable bus. Reclining seats with improved legroom and toilets provide the comfort you need to enjoy your time onboard.

What are the bus companies operating the Cardiff London ?

National Express and MegaBus are the coach companies operating the bus line Cardiff London with direct service.

National Express Cardiff LondonMegaBus Cardiff London

Departure bus stations in Cardiff

Remember to arrive at the bus station in Cardiff at least 15 minutes, or even 30 minutes, before the posted departure time. To make sure of the bus destination, look at the front, 'London' must be mentioned. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Cardiff

Bus stops at arrival in London

Once the bus has arrived at London, check and collect your belongings so as not to forget anything.

  • London Victoria Coach Station

Train Cardiff to London

Is there a direct train bound for London from Cardiff?

Yes, the Cardiff to London route is served by a direct train. Be aware that depending the day of the week, the schedule can change and direct trains may not operate every days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Cardiff-London train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Cardiff London

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Cardiff and London with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Cardiff London train companies

The train company that operates this journey is First Great Western.
First Great Western Cardiff London

Departure train stations in Cardiff

  • Cardiff Central

Arrival train stations in London

  • London Paddington

Cheap flights from Cardiff to London

Here's a few tips that can be useful to help you get the best deals to fly from Cardiff to London:

  • It is highly recommended to book your Cardiff London flight several weeks (or even months) in advance. Most of the time, this is the number one yield management rule: cheapest price are available long time before departure (this targets leisure customers who are used to booking early).
  • Avoid weekends to fly to London and be flexible. Prices change all the time and are different one day to the next. Having some flexibility will be an important asset.

Which airlines operate the Cardiff to London flights ?

This flight is scheduled by only one airline: FlyBE.
FlyBE Cardiff London

Departure airport in Cardiff

  • CWL Cardiff-Wales

Arrival airport in London

  • LCY London City

Carpool from Cardiff to London

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a Cardiff-London ride. Instead of driving alone the car from Cardiff to London, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. So, you surely have better chances to get Cardiff-London rides searching three days in advance than one month. Good option for lastminute stay in London!

When you are about to book a Cardiff-London ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). No need to bother about the price once you travel, everything is paid online when you book your ride.

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