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
Journey information from Cardiff Central to London
Train Fares from: £ 18.00
Fastest route: 2h 6m
Slowest route: 2h 15m
Average Journey Time: 2h 10m
Train per day: Around 48
Great Western Railway
How long does it take to travel from Cardiff Central to London by train?
The average journey time between Cardiff Central and London is 2 hours 10 minutes. The fastest journey time is 2 hours 6 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 48 trains per day travelling from Cardiff Central to London. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.
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.
What time are the first and last train from Cardiff Central to London?
The first train from Cardiff Central to London departs at .
The last train from Cardiff Central to London 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.