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    Cardiff Central
    Platform 2
    11:45
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 2
    11:57
    Newport (South Wales)
    Platform 3
    12:10
    Newport (South Wales)
    13:10
    Bristol Parkway
    13:24
    Bristol Parkway
    Platform 3
    14:43
    London Paddington
    Platform 2 estimated
    on time
    London Paddington
    Platform 2 estimated
    2 changes
    Super Off Peak
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    Cardiff Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    London Paddington
    Platform 4 estimated
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
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    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    London Paddington
    Platform 5 estimated
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
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    Cardiff Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    on time
    London Paddington
    Platform 4 estimated
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
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    Cardiff Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    London Paddington
    Platform 4 estimated
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak

Journey information from Cardiff Central to London Paddington

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

Cardiff Central to London Paddington train times information

Trains to London 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.

Great Western Railway 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
  • How long does it take to travel from Cardiff Central to London Paddington by train?

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

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

    The fastest journey time by train is .

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

    Train tickets from Cardiff Central to London Paddington 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 Paddington?

    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.

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

    The distance between Cardiff Central and London Paddington is 129 miles.

    Distance: 129 miles
  • What time is the first train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington?

    The first train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington departs at .

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

    The last train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    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 Paddington timetable

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

DepartsArrivesDuration
11:4514:432h 58m, 2 changes
13:2015:502h 30m, direct
15:2017:151h 55m, direct
16:1718:141h 57m, direct
17:2019:131h 53m, direct

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

How to find cheap train tickets from Cardiff Central to London Paddington

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