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London trains depart from Cardiff Central approximately twice an hour throughout the day, and direct journeys average about two hours travel time. During the evenings, one train each hour changes at Bristol Temple Meads and increases the travel time by about 45 minutes.
First Great Western runs all the trains on this route. Every carriage provides an on-board magazine called Escape, which includes competitions, offers, news and other features for passengers to enjoy as they travel.*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). May be subject to change
The average journey time between Cardiff Central and London Paddington is 2 hours 10 minutes. The fastest journey time is 2 hours 7 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 48 trains per day travelling from Cardiff Central to London Paddington. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Cardiff Central to London Paddington without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Cardiff Central to London Paddington.
The first train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington departs at . The last train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington departs at . No sleeper services are available. There may also be less services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
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