Trains London to Cardiff

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Facts

Trains London <> Cardiff  

Booking horizon  approx. 12 weeks
Duration 2h00
Distance  153 miles
Direct trains Direct
First train London 05h18
Last train London 23h45
First train Cardiff 05h12
Last train Cardiff 23h27
Trains per day 48
Train company GWR
Station London London Paddington
Station Cardiff Cardiff Central

Timetable

Train times - Use our journey planner to find all trains from London to Cardiff

The first train leaves at 05h18 from London Paddington to Cardiff Central, the last train leaves at 23h45. The journey time is 2 hours and 0 minutes between the two cities. Each day 48 trains run between London and Cardiff. Here, at HappyRail, you can buy all cheap train tickets from London to Cardiff!

Travel by Great Western Railways

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Seat reservations are optional
  • At-seat catering is available on most trains 
  • Free wifi 

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Solo seats 
  • Reservation if you buy online 
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power sockets at all seats 
  • Free wifi 
  • Free drinks and light refreshment are included on all long distance trains

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Cardiff Central Station - Info

Railway Station Cardiff

"Cardiff Central" is the name of the main train station of Cardiff.  

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 05:45 - 21:30
    Sunday 07:45 - 21:30

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Bicycle hire: no
  • First class lounge: yes, Platform 1 
  • Wifi: yes
  • Left luggage:  no
  • Parking: yes, paid, www.ncp.co.uk 

To the city centre

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes
  • Tram: -
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform

Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

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London Paddington - Info

Railway Station London

"London Paddington" is one of the main stations in London and is the starting station of all trains of Great Western Railway to Bristol, Exeter, Cornwall, Cardiff and Swansea. 

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office

  • Monday - Sunday 24 Hours a Day

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Bicycle hire: There are Santander Cycles available for rent near this station. See Santander Cycle Hire for further details
  • First class lounge: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Left luggage:  Situated on platform 12. Mon - Sun 07:00 - 23:00
  • Parking: yes

To Heathrow

To the Big Ben

  • Underground: Circle to Victoria
  • Walking: 56 minutes
  • Bike: 22 minutes, see Santander Cycle Hire
  • Bus: Bus 76 
  • Taxi: 18 minutes

To London Waterloo

  • Underground: Bakerloo to Waterloo Underground Station
  • Walking: 71 minutes
  • Bike: 27 minutes, see Santander Cycle Hire
  • Bus: Bus 76
  • Taxi: 30 minutes

To London Kings Cross / St Pancras International

  • Underground: Circle to Kings Cross
  • Walking: 59 minutes
  • Bike: 25 minutes, see Santander Cycle Hire
  • Bus: Bus 205, 214
  • Taxi: 17 minutes

To London Euston

  • Underground: Bakerloo to Elephant & Castle, change at Oxford Circus, Victoria to Seven Sisters  
  • Walking: 42 minutes
  • Bike: 19 minutes, see Santander Cycle Hire
  • Bus: Bus 205
  • Taxi: 10 minutes

To London Victoria

  • Underground: Circle to Victoria
  • Walking: 48 minutes
  • Bike: 18 minutes, see Santander Cycle Hire
  • Bus: Bus 36
  • Taxi: 14 minutes

To London Marylebone

  • Underground: Bakerloo to Elephant & Castle 
  • Walking: 17 minutes
  • Bicycle: 8 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 27, 205
  • Taxi: 7 minutes

Finding your platform

Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

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London Paddington - Rental cars

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Rental Cars

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