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Train times search results for Cardiff Central to London, at

  1. ON TIME
    Cardiff Central (Plat 1)
    London Paddington (Plat 5)
    2h 8m
  2. ON TIME
    Cardiff Central (Plat 1)
    London Paddington (Plat 9)
    2h 11m
    >
    Direct
    Super off peak
  3. Cardiff Central (Plat 1)
    London Paddington (Plat 5)
    2h 7m
    >
    Direct
    Super off peak
  4. Cardiff Central (Plat 1)
    London Paddington (Plat 4)
    2h 12m
    >
    Direct
    Super off peak
  5. Cardiff Central (Plat 1)
    London Paddington (Plat 9)
    2h 8m
    >
    Direct
    Super off peak
  6. ON TIME
    Cardiff Central (Plat 1)
    ON TIME
    London Paddington (Plat 10)
    2h 13m
    >
    Direct
    Super off peak
  7. Cardiff Central (Plat 1)
    London Paddington (Plat 8)
    2h 8m
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    Direct
    Super off peak
  8. ON TIME
    Cardiff Central (Plat 1)
    ON TIME
    London Paddington (Plat 10)
    2h 13m
    >
    Direct
    Super off peak
  9. Cardiff Central (Plat 1)
    London Paddington (Plat 3)
    2h 7m
    >
    Direct
    Super off peak
  10. ON TIME
    Cardiff Central (Plat 1)
    ON TIME
    London Paddington (Plat 8)
    2h 14m
    >
    Direct
    Super off peak

Cardiff to London train times information

Direct services from Cardiff Central to London Paddington Station depart approximately every thirty minutes on First Great Western trains; it takes just over two hours for direct trips and closer to three hours for indirect services.

First Great Western trains offer a variety of food and drink options. New Entertainment Carriages are available on selected lines, where passengers can watch the programme of their choice on a screen installed in seat backs. This service is especially popular with younger children, since a variety of animated programmes are available.

*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). May be subject to change

Find journey information for London to Cardiff Central