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London to Cardiff

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

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How to go from London to Cardiff ?

Trip London Cardiff

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

Like many travellers, you're looking for the cheapest transport offers to travel from London to Cardiff? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

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 Cardiff and Vivanoda does the rest. To refine your search according to your preferences, use the filters and sorting options available.

To reach your destination from London, you will travel with National Express, Arriva Trains Wales, First Great Western, CrossCountry, Blablacar, MegaBus or FlyBE by buses, carpooling, trains or flights.

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

London to Cardiff bus

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

You may still have doubts to get to Cardiff by bus. To encourage you to take the bus to Cardiff, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • The London Cardiff tickets are sold at unbeatable prices, it is unlikely that you will find better offers with the other modes of transport: rail or carpool offers.
  • The fleet of National Express or MegaBus coaches is new and, therefore, greener than carpooling. Since the London Cardiff road has already been built for a long time, buses don't require any additional infrastructure that distorts the landscape.
  • 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 London to Cardiff watching a good movie, listening to music, and why not even working!
  • The modern buses that operate the line London Cardiff have toilets and comfortable reclining seats in order to make you travel in optimal conditions.

Coach companies on the London Cardiff trip

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

National Express London CardiffMegaBus London Cardiff

Departure bus stations in London

You will have to arrive at your London stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. To make sure of the bus destination, look at the front, 'Cardiff' must be mentioned. Finally, have your ticket checked by the driver of MegaBus or National Express and get on board after having your luggage in the hold.

  • London Victoria Coach Station

Arrival bus stations in Cardiff

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

  • Cardiff

Train London to Cardiff

Is there a direct train bound for Cardiff from London?

Indeed, the cities of Cardiff and London are linked with a direct train connection. 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 London-Cardiff train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train London Cardiff

Intercity trains serve the most important cities along the London-Cardiff route with an improved travel duration compared to regional trains.

London Cardiff railways companies

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

Departure train stations in London

  • London Paddington

Arrival train stations in Cardiff

  • Cardiff Central

Cheap flights from London to Cardiff

To help you find cheaper flights to fly to Cardiff, we wanted to give you a few pieces of advice:

  • It is highly recommended to book your London Cardiff flight several weeks (or even months) in advance. This is one of the most important rule in airline industry: leisure travellers who are keen to pay less book early; business travelles are keen to pay more but book late.
  • Avoid weekends to fly to Cardiff and be flexible. Fares are different whether the flight is scheduled early in the morning or late in the evening. It is thus recommended to have an important degree of flexibility.

Which airlines operate the London to Cardiff flights ?

FlyBE is the only airline flying with direct link to Cardiff from the airport of London.
FlyBE London Cardiff

Departure airport in London

  • LCY London City

Arrival airport in Cardiff

  • CWL Cardiff-Wales

Carpool from London to Cardiff

Ridesharing is a new way of travelling allowing people to share London-Cardiff car journeys with others. Instead of driving alone the car from London to Cardiff, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

Ridesharing doesn't have any scheduled timetable on the contrary to rail, bus or air industry. So, you surely have better chances to get London-Cardiff rides searching three days in advance than one month. This is more a lastminute solution to go to Cardiff.

When you are about to book a London-Cardiff ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

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