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Aberdare to London Paddington by train

It takes an average of 6h 30m to travel from Aberdare to London Paddington by train, over a distance of around 141 miles (227 km). There are normally 28 trains per day travelling from Aberdare to London Paddington and tickets for this journey start from £27.80 when you book in advance.

First train

04:51

Last train

22:51

Departure station

Aberdare

Arrival station

London Paddington

Journey time

3h 13m

Distance

227 miles (141 km)

Frequency

28 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From £27.80

Train operators

Great Western Railway, Transport for Wales

Take the train from Aberdare to London Paddington in 3 hours 13 minutes

If you want to travel from Aberdare to London Paddington by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Aberdare to London Paddington by train to take around 6 hours 30 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 3 hours 13 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 28 trains per day running on this route, which spans 141 miles (227 km). You'll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to London Paddington. You can travel on this route with either Great Western Railway or Transport for Wales trains. Both train companies run modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage.

Train tickets from Aberdare to London Paddington start from £27.80 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Travelling during Off-Peak times or using a Railcard can also help you save money on train travel. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including money-saving tips, or check our timetable above where you can view live train times.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Aberdare to London Paddington? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Aberdare to London Paddington take?

The average journey time by train between Aberdare and London Paddington is 6 hours and 30 minutes, with around 28 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Aberdare and London Paddington by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Aberdare to London Paddington is 3 hours and 13 minutes.

How much does the train from Aberdare to London Paddington cost?

Train ticket prices from Aberdare to London Paddington can start from as little as £27.80 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Aberdare to London Paddington?

No, there are no direct train services from Aberdare to London Paddington. Travelling from Aberdare to London Paddington by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Aberdare to London Paddington leave?

The first train from Aberdare to London Paddington leaves at 04:51. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Aberdare to London Paddington leave?

The last train from Aberdare to London Paddington leaves at 22:51. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Aberdare and London Paddington by train?

Trains travelling from Aberdare to London Paddington cover a distance of around 141 miles (227 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London Paddington to Aberdare.

Cheap train tickets from Aberdare to London Paddington

Train tickets from Aberdare to London Paddington start at £27.80 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Aberdare to London Paddington is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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