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    Cardiff Central
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    London Paddington
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    11:45
    Cardiff Central
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    11:57
    Newport (South Wales)
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    12:10
    Newport (South Wales)
    13:10
    Bristol Parkway
    13:24
    Bristol Parkway
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    14:43
    London Paddington
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Journey information from Cardiff Central to London

  • Train Fares from: £15
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct

Cardiff to London train times information

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

GWR trains offer a variety of food and drink options. 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
  • How long does it take to travel from Cardiff Central to London by train?

    The average journey time between Cardiff Central and London is . On an average weekday, there are 79 trains travelling from Cardiff Central to London. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from Cardiff Central to London by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Cardiff Central to London cost?

    Train tickets from Cardiff Central to London can start from as little as £15 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from Cardiff Central to London?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from Cardiff Central to London without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Cardiff Central to London.

    Direct
  • What is the distance between Cardiff Central and London?

    The distance between Cardiff Central and London is 131 miles.

    Distance: 131 miles
  • What time is the first train from Cardiff Central to London?

    The first train from Cardiff Central to London departs at .

    What time is the last train from Cardiff Central to London?

    The last train from Cardiff Central to London departs at .

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    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Cardiff Central to London timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Cardiff Central to London for Sunday 31st May 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
09:3512:142h 39m, direct
11:2013:512h 31m, direct
11:4514:432h 58m, 2 changes
13:2015:502h 30m, direct
15:2017:151h 55m, direct

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

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